Showing posts from July, 2014

Summer puzzle

Have a go at this summer-related crossword.

You can click on the key symbol to get the answers.

Use this summer vocab list to help you.

If you do the crossword, write me a short comment. Did you get them all?

Check out the holiday label and the hot weather post.

Remember to flush after your dog

Potty plan: Spanish town sets up dog toilet Creator says that depending on how toilet is received by the public, he'll begin marketing it to cities around the world From the country where private detectives and neighbourhood watch groups stalk the streets to catch dog owners who don't clean up after their pets, comes the next frontier in the Spanish war on negligent pet owners: the dog toilet.

El Vendrell, a small town of 36,000 people in northeastern Spain, has set up a canine toilet along one of its main thoroughfares. The contraption mimics a human toilet in many ways; its stainless steel platform features a hole with a lid. Dog owners must flush the toilet, releasing jets of water that carry the excrement through underground pipes to the sewer system. Next to it sits a doggie urinal – a grid with small holes over which dogs can squat. Between both sits a water fountain for dogs.

Source: Guardian Vocabulary: a potty - potty (adj) - to stalk - to clean up after - to set up - m…

World Cup tweets

Twitter can be a great tool for learning more vocabulary. You can use it as a dictionary to see words and expressions used in a natural way.

Here are some football expressions taken from the football lists part 1 and part 2.

to be sent off:

Convicted match-fixer correctly predicted Cameroon would lose to Croatia 4-0 and have man sent off in World Cup.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) July 1, 2014

the crossbar:

#SportUpdate - Mauricio Pinilla gets tattoo of his shot that hit the crossbar against Brazil in Chile's World ...
— HADIAH MENARIK? FAV (@SportUpdate_ID) July 1, 2014

to foul (2 meanings):

— Peperami Animal (@Peperami) July 1, 2014

a referee / goalkeeper (goalie):

Argentina president likens herself to mistreated goalkeeper, says referees 'screw us over'
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) J…