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What to do on a lazy November/December Sunday

     1.      Make some tea, or as I       prefer  chai latte

2.      Watch a movie (you can invite some friends and have a party).

3.      Listen to music and relax.

4.      Go on a hike or just walk around the city. It is good for you because you will have fun and also do something good for your health.

5.      Take a bath. I know it is not the most economical thing to do, but you deserve it especially in these cold winter months.

British commonly used phrases

Let me start this with saying that all of us have been in a situation, when you talk to someone in foreign language and they say a phrase you’ve never heard before. But because you didn’t want to look dumb, you probably smiled and nodded your head.

          Well that happened to me in London. I’ve bought some souvenirs and the cashier started talking to me. We chatted for some time and I had to leave. She said » goodbye miss, have an ace day«; i nodded and smiled. Later that day i googled what »ace« (amazing) means and discovered a lot more phrases.

          I will now give you some advice when and what to use in a conversation:

·      I’m having kittens; in terms of being worried, anxious, almost angry. Ex: » You’re having an esay tommorrow are you excited?«    » No, I’m having kittens.« , similar idiom is also to be on pins and needles; nervous, anxious. Ex: » I’ve been on pins and needles all day waiting for your call.«

·      Do you need some assistance?- it means to offer help to someone. Usually used in public when you see someone struggling, you come up to them and first say: sorry, miss/ mister/ lady/ sir, do you need some assistance? A similar phrase is Can I give you a hand?

·      I’m on cloud nine; means  to be very happy, almost euphoric. Ex: » How are you feeling about  


6.      Find yourself a new hobby (like photography, drawing, running, knitting…)

7.      Find some new recepies or just bake cookies…

8.      Clean your room, fridge, backpack, living room…

9.      Look at your old albums or pictures.

10.      Take time for yourself or hang out with your friends and family.

Nina Košnik

· «the weekend?« »I can’t wait, I’m on cloud nine.« Similarexpression is I’m chuffed on bits; means to be happy, joyful. Ex: » You’ve come in first place, are you happy?«  » Yeah I’m chuffed on bits.«

It’s aweinspiring; means to be amazed by something, usually by the view, architecture or landscape. Ex: » Wow London is really awe-inspiring.« A likewise idiom is also breathtaking or out of this world

Wake up and smell the coffee; means to pay attention to the obvious, to face the reality. Ex: » Wake up and smell the coffee, you must study to get good grades.«

·      Cry over spilt milk; it means that if something bad happened you must move past it even though you regret it. Ex: » You failed the exam? Don’t cry over spilt milk and go study.« Another way to say it is get over it.

·      You’re a toast; basically means you’re in some pretty big trouble. Ex: »I slept in and missed the school. I’m a toast.«

·      I’m a bit subdued; means to be sad, frustrated. Ex: »I’m a bit subdued, because my cat died.« Similar phrases are to feel gloomy and to be out of sorts. A little worse version of it is to be down in the dumps; in means of being really sad and/or be depressive. Ex: »Lately she’s been down in the dumps.«

Well that’s all for today. I hope that this article helps you either in situationson streets of foreign city or in your english class.

Blog by Ana Šmid

 

Izlet v London

V četrtek 5.10.2017 smo s šolo odšli na nadstandardni izlet v London. Večina učencev se je prijavilo že približno pol leta prej. Tudi jaz sem bila ena izmed njih. Ta pol leta sem se tako veselila, da sem komaj dočakala izlet. Zbrali smo se v četrtek zvečer na letališču, kjer je bilo zelo veselo vzdušje. Ko smo se vsi zbrali je prišel vodič. Ta se je najprej predstavil in že po nekaj stavkih se mi je zdel zabaven. Potem smo odšli na letalo in prišli zjutraj ob pol enih v hotel. Nato pa smo se porazdelili v sobe.

Hotel je navzven in navznoter velik, lep in moderen. Tudi pri zajtrku si imel veliko in okusno izbiro
Vsako jutro po zajtrku smo se zbrali ob točno določeni uri in nato odšli novim dogodivščinam naproti. Naokoli smo se vozili s podzemnim vlakom, ta se mi je zdel zelo priročen, še posebej za tiste, ki nimajo avta in, ki želijo priti  na točno določeno mesto.


 V Londonu lahko vidiš veliko svetovnih znanih znamenitosti, kot so npr. London Eye, Big Ben, Buckinghamska palača in veliko drugega. Po svoji izbiri pa si tudi lahko odšel na muzike in v muzej voščenih lutk Madame Tussauds. Jaz osebno sem najbolj uživala, ko smo se z ladjico peljali po Temzi, od koder smo videli tudi Tower Bridge, Big Ben in London Eye. Zelo sem uživala tudi, ko smo bili v muzeju voščenih lutk. Tam smo videli lutke slavnih oseb. Lutke so me presenetile, saj so zelo dobro predstavljale neko znano osebo. Gledali smo tudi 4D film.

 V Londonu mi je bilo na splošno zelo všeč, saj je bil vodič zanimiv, vedno je nekaj novega, zanimivega povedal. Všeč pa mi je bilo tudi kar vidiš, kako je v nekem velemestu, kjer spoznamo veliko novih kultur in ljudi s celega sveta.

 Blog by Neža Učakar

London                            Pred kratkim smo bili v Londonu,  bilo je res fajn in videli smo veliko stvari česar posledica pa so bile boleče noge.

Life hacks:

-ker rabite 2 para čevljev za vsak slučaj morate enega nekako spakirat v kovček brez da bi se druge stvari umazale vzemite kapo za prho ki je ne uporabljate več in vanjo postavite čevlje.

-brezveze je imet sabo šampone in mila, ker je itak hotel top in ima vse

-priporočam, da vzamete s seboj 2 denarnici in denar razdelite, če bi slučajno eno zgubili bi imeli drugo.

Doživetja v Londonu

V Londonu smo doživeli veliko zabavnih in lepih dogodivščin, ki jih bom sedaj obujala z vami. Sem ter tja smo se vozili s podzemno (tube). Dobili smo priložnost spoznati in občutiti kulturo Londona na več različnih načinov. Odšli smo do Tower Bridga z ladjico, med vožnjo smo videli tudi 


 znameniti London Eye (random fact: je v lasti CocaCole ), ogledali smo si National History Museum, ki je bil osupljivo velik in zanimv, ter seveda ker smo basic smo popili veliiiiik Starbucksa. Oxford Street je bil kot ceu svet v eni ulici saj je bilo tako veliko ljudi iz toliko različnih držav in narodnosti. Tretji dan smo si ogledali Buckinghamsko palačo, kjer so bili stražniki, ki so imeli menjavo in smo se jih kar malo bali (lol). V naselju Cambridge smo si ogledovali college in prelepo naselje. Nikoli pa ne bom pozabila scary situacije, ko smo ob odhodu nazaj domov po pomoti zamešali vlak na letališču in skoraj zamudili let v Trst. Na koncu nas je »kot v pravljici« rešil vodič Robert. Meni osebno je bil najljubši izlet do Buckinghamske palače in tamkajšnjega parka ki je bil prelepo obarvan v jesen. Kot oboževalko umetnosti in mode me je osupnil tudi Oxford Street. London me je tako navdušil z načinom življenja in utripom mesta, da od prihoda domov razmišljam samo o tem, da bi šla nekoč študirat v London!

Blog by Nika Kutnjak