More Timely Prepositions

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Prepositions of time are very simple to remember! We use:

  • at for a PRECISE TIME

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Here are some examples: I wake up early in the morning I am going to have a great lunch in the afternoon Jack likes to have a nap in the evening Shall we go to the bar at night?

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Vocabulary quiz

Read. Know. Learn. Go.

Knowble introduction from Knowble Articles on Vimeo.

Knowble is a free site that gives you news articles based on your vocabulary level and interests. You do need to sign up with an e-mail address.

First, you’ll take a vocabulary test, and the site gauges your level. Then, it gives you a variety of short news articles to choose from. Read them and take a quick vocab/comprehension test:

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As you do more articles, you add to your list of “learned” vocabulary.

The site is not limited to English learning. At this time, German, Spanish and Dutch are also available. And you can change your “support language” in the Preferences section. This will determine the language used when you hover over the blue vocabulary words. If you change the support language to Japanese, it will give you a Japanese translation of the word. I also tried changing it to English and…

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Pros vs. Cons vs. Chimek

Bailey Say What

Few things are more sacred in Korea than chimek. The ritual so awesome it got a celebrity mashup name, chicken and mecju (beer) is known pretty much the moment Korean kids enter the world through the portal of cuteness and stickers from whence they come. It’s super social and frankly, super awesome to have fried chicken and beer as plentiful as Starbucks in Seattle.  


However…it’s not something you usually do alone. And here I am, solo white female wayguk (foreigner) on her laptop watching Dr. Who, having ordered a $16 basket of chicken and 500ml beer on my own. If I’m being honest, I only know of like 5 restaurants in Chilgok, and most of them are social-oriented. I haven’t really found places for people desperately alone…or maybe I’m just not looking and MAYBE I JUST REALLY WANTED CHICKEN, Y’ALL. 

I got off campus on the 2:20 bus thanks to…

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8 must-know BE phrasal verbs II

Speak English Like A Native.

As promised, there is Part 2 of the 8 must-know phrasal verbs, so enjoy it and feel free to ask questions if you’re not sure about anything.

If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of the 8 must-know phrasal verbs, DO IT NOW!

2-I’m up…(up for/up to/up against)
I’m up for some ice cream!
I want some ice cream/I feel like having ice cream now
Can you guess what these mean then?
I’m up for Chinese food. OR are you up for a movie? OR are you up for a game of chess?

The meaning would be completely different though if I used this idiom…
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I can also say…
I’m up to the job
I am physically/mentally…

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Folk Tales 9.


Mary Nickelpot

Folklore story from Slovenia Translated in English by Osnova šola Pod goro, Slovenske Konjice ,Slovenia

Mary Nickelpot was sweeping the house when she found a nickel in the rubbish. She took it and bought a little pot. It was freezing outside and there was hoarfrost. She was very tired and fell asleep. But then a strong knocking on her little house’s door woke her up. “Who is it?” she asked. “It’s me, the fox. Oh, Mary Nickelpot. I beg you – let me come in. Bora is blowing and it’s freezing. I’ll freeze to death if you don’t let me in,” she whined. Mary Nickelpot hesitated and asked the fox, “If you are good at something, I’ll let you in, otherwise no!” “I’m a dressmaker,” answered the fox. Mary Nickelpot let her came inside the little pot. They lay down and fell asleep. But soon after they had…

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10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written

Copy and paste the above link for an insight into Stephen King’s writings.



If there’s one topic that writers can be counted on to tackle at least once in their working lives, it’s writing itself. A good thing too, especially for all those aspiring writers out there looking for a little bit of guidance. For some winter inspiration and honing of your craft, here you’ll find ten great essays on writing, from the classic to the contemporary, from the specific to the all-encompassing. Note: there are many, many, many great essays on writing. Bias has been extended here to personal favorites and those available to read online. Also of note but not included: full books on the subject like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Stephen King’s On Writing, and Ron Carlson’s Ron Carlson Writes a Story, or, in a somewhat different sense, David Shields’ Reality Hunger, for those looking for a longer commitment. Read on, and add your own…

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