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Thursday, September 12, 2013

It's time to learn about phrases with time

Phrases with time

It is important to use a wide variety of words and phrases in the writings at CPE level. Therefore I have decided to include a vocabulary section in this blog. Here there are some phrases with TIME.

The time is ripe.- It´s the perfect time to do something.

It´s high time to do something.- "It´s high time you stop thinking about your ex and move on with your life".

To be pressed for time.- Meaning to have very little time to do something. "We would have loved to visit the National museum but we were really pressed for time".

To do time.- To spend some time in prison.

To buy time.- To try to gain some extra time.

To be in time/ on time.- To be punctual.

To kill time. To spend time doing something not important while waiting for something else to happen.

For the time being. For a short period of time but not permanently.

To arrive in the nick of time. Just in time.

To have a whale of a time. It means to have a   good time. "We had a whale of a time in Mexico."

Friday, August 31, 2012



Monday, July 9, 2012

Below is an excerpt from a Health Science textbook, read til the end for a real surprise. =)

"In order to persuade the public to support a particular viewpoint, environmental activists  often exaggerate some risks and downplay others. By using true but misleading statements, practically any substance on earth can be made to sound like a menace to society. For example, consider the following true statements about the chemical dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO). 

  • DHMO is a powerful solvent that can corrode many metals. 
  • At high temperatures, DHMO decomposes into explosive gases that can be used as rocket fuels.
  • Chronic exposure to solid DHMO can cause severe tissue damage and gangrene, exposure to the liquid form causes temporary changes in the skin. Contact with DHMO vapors can cause severe burns.
  • Laboratory animals fed large amounts of DHMO exhibit nausea, edema and electrolyte disturbances; only a few grams injected intravenously can be fatal.
  • DHMO is used in the manufacture of pesticides, plastics, and nuclear weapons; it is also used as a general-purpose solvent and coolant in the chemical industry. Many banning industries dump DHMO into the environment. It is often stored near populated areas.
"Based on the above facts, would you think DHMO should be banned? Carefully regulated? Or not regulated at all? 
Actually, banning dihydrogen monoxide would be a grave mistake. Even though all of the above statements are true, human life would be impossible without DHMO-which most people just call water (H2O, DUH). =D


When chemists die, they barium. 
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst. 
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time. 
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it. 
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went. Then it dawned on me. 
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore. 
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down. 
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. 
They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O. 
PMS jokes aren't funny; period. 
Why were the Indians here first? They had reservations. 
We are going on a class trip to the Coca-Cola factory. I hope there's no pop quiz. 
I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me. 
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils? 
Broken pencils are pointless. 
I tried to catch some fog, but I mist. 
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus. 
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool . 
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest. 
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx. 
All the toilets in New York 's police stations have been stolen. The police have nothing to go on. 
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough. 
Haunted French pancakes give me the creapes. 
Velcro what a rip off! 
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy. 
Venison for dinner again? Oh deer! 
The earthquake in Washington obviously was the government's fault. 
Be kind to your dentist. He has fillings, too. 
Hi, everyone. It's been a long time. We are considering setting up a website for learning Argumentative Writing, especially for teacher trainees in Teacher Training Institutes in Malaysia. Is it feasible? Please feel free to express your views.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My life as a student again

It's interesting to note that being a student again is not at all easy. I detest doing assignments and I almost always sit right at the back of my classroom. When I used to be schooling, I used to sit in front and kept questioning my teachers. However, now I tend to study on my own and research as much as possible if I don't understand something. I guess adult learning styles are really different.