Today let’s look at a trend that’s becoming popular all over the world- Dynamic Desk Organizers!
We all need to keep our desk tidy. But do you ever get tired of the same old pencil case or organizer?
tidy (adj.): things are neat, not messy
dynamic (adj.): energetic, changing, different from normal
inspiration (noun): something that gives you ideas
Do It Yourself (DIY) (noun/adj.): something you can make yourself
organizer (U.S. English)
organiser (U.K. English)
How about these ideas for some inspiration?
1. Pitta Bread Pencil Case (from cargocollective.com)
2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Lego Pen Pot (from estefimachado.com.br)
Cardboard Animals for Your Desk (from yankodesign.com)
What do you think of these dynamic desk organizers? Do you have any good ideas for making interesting desk organizers at home? Please leave a comment!
1. I would like to buy that suit.
2. Did you know that he was here?
3. Well, that’s something you will have to ask her.
1. I will tell you tomorrow!
2. You and I should have a meal together sometime.
3. Have you remembered your running shoes?
4. I am going to help you with your homework.
Remember that in English we use “you” as a subject and an object.
Subject / Object
I / me
you / you
he / him
she / her
it / it
we / us
you / you
they / them
1. It‘s important to wear your seatbelt when you drive.
2. I gave it to the man over there.
3. She told me it was the last day of her employment.
1. What is your favourite season?
2. This is my new car!
3. The trouble with the summer here is it’s too hot.
The word “is” comes from the verb “to be”.
Let’s review this verb:
In this lesson I’d like to teach you some English language wordplay, and also show you a common mistake English learners make.
Look at this expression:
“Are you working hard, or hardly working?”
Are “Working hard” and “Hardly working” the same thing?
As you know, many adjectives can be changed into adverbs by adding -ly.
But we don’t do this with “hard”. The word “hardly” means “almost not at all”.
“It’s hardly raining.”
This doesn’t mean “It’s raining hard.”
It means “It’s almost not raining at all.”
“It’s hardly necessary.”
This doesn’t mean “It’s really necessary.”
This means “It’s almost not necessary at all.”
So what about “Working hard or hardly working?”
Well, “Working hard” does mean “Working with a lot of effort”.
But “Hardly working” means “Almost not working”.
So if you want to share a joke with someone at work, you can ask them-
“Are you working hard or hardly working?”
Have a great day!
Today let’s look at three words: bad, worse and worst. These are important words and sometimes used in the wrong way by even native speakers of English.
We know bad. It means the opposite of good.
But what is “worse“? It means “more bad“. This is a comparison word. This means it compares one thing to another.
And how about “worst“? It means “most bad“. This is a superlative word. This means the thing it describes is the “most-adjective” of a group of things.
Please watch the following video:
That man is bad at hurdles!
He is worse than the other runners.
He is the worst hurdler in the race!
Let’s look at that again:
bad = opposite of good
worse = more bad
worst = most bad
See you next time!
1. I am in London at the moment.
2. Did you get to the station in time?
3. Take your umbrella just in case it rains.
4. One in ten people is left-handed.
1. Would you like a sandwich?
2. That’s a great photo!
3. A man came to see you.
4. I have a dog and two cats.
“A” is not just the first letter of the alphabet, it’s also an incredibly common word.
Be careful not to confuse “a” and “the“. We use “a” for an indefinite noun, and “the” for a definite noun.
- There is a house on that hill.
- The Queen of England is called Elizabeth.
1. I am tired and hungry!
2. I went to school and then went to the supermarket.
3. Francis and Maria are coming to dinner.