Time and time again

“Time after time” means “time and time again”. It is another way to say “always” or “forever”. Poetry and song are an abbreviation of prose. Prose is ordered thought. Present Continuous Tense and Present Simple Tense I am lying in my bed. I hear the clock. It is ticking. I […] Read more »

How long do we have left?

Johnny Cash sings about a condemned man’s last minutes. Well they are building a gallows outside my cell and I have got twenty-five minutes to go. A gallows is a frame to hang a man. Hanging was used to kill convicts in the US. Was the death penalty ever used […] Read more »

Advice – What should I do?

Describing People First guy: Gentlemen. Excuse me. My girlfriend of six months is going away to Paris, France for three months. She is beautiful, young, intelligent and very conscientious. She says she loves me and that she will miss me terribly. She has also got this ex-boyfriend in Paris.He is […] Read more »

Who is the New Finance Minister?

Earthquake Metaphor Syriza – the hard left party behind a seismic shift in Europe. Note the metaphor of earthquake and sudden violent change “a seismic shift”. Stage or Film Metaphor Elected against a backdrop of austerity, recession and massive unemployment. Note the metaphor from cinema or theatre. Actors perform in […] Read more »

Grammar Lesson with Piano

Existence and Location Henry: You see, Simon, there are three kinds of “there”. There is “there”: T-h-e-r-e. “There are the donuts.” Possession Henry: Then there is “their”: T-h-e-i-r, which is the possessive.”It is their donuts.” Pronouns Then finally there is “they’re”: T-h-e-y-apostrophe r-e, a contraction meaning “they’re”. “They’re the donut […] Read more »

Giving Advice – Be true to yourself

I believe you are sincere and good at heart. First Conditional If you do not attain happiness, always remember that you are on the right road. Try not to leave it. Above all avoid falsehood, every kind of falsehood, especially falseness to yourself. falsehood – lying – lies Interjection: Teach […] Read more »