Beach Bum

beach-bumA beach bum is a type of person who is keen on beach holidays, sunbathing and hanging out at the beach doing absolutely nothing. Is this you? Or, does this type of relaxation drive you nuts?

Personally speaking I can spend hours and days at the beach: drinking cold beer, playing beach tennis and dancing to summer tunes. Furthermore, there really is nothing more cathartic than listening to the motion of the ocean. Yes, it’s great to live on the south coast of Spain.

To log on and To log off

log onTo log on is the accurate phrasal verb we use when we begin to use a computer system by entering a password. To log off is to stop using a computer system.

You can also use the phrasal verb to sign in when you have an online account with a bank, a shop or an online service like spotify or gmail. You also sign in when you are a participant at a conference or an event. To sign in is when you write your name on a piece of paper.

 

Vocabulary Challenge: Collocations

Vocabulary Collocations

Complete the gaps with these verbs: Try, pay, do , take, book, save

With more and more people now________ the computer for granted, it is possible to avoid shopping as people do everything online, from ________bills to ________holidays. It can ________a lot of time if you are busy, and a lot of money, too. Going to the library might also become a thing of the past as young people usually ________research for their studies on the web. However, many people still prefer to go shopping for their own clothes as they prefer to ________them on and see what they look like before they buy.

 

 

Vocabulary Challenge: Gadgets

A gadget is often a small mechanical or electronic device which is designed to have a practical use but many people argue that the majority are just useless and a waste of money. Often, I have mixed feelings about opinions because I can usually see both sides of the story. BUT COME ON!! I can not believe anyone has bought any of the following gadgets. Can you?

gadgets useless

Vocabulary Challenge: Household Appliances

Household Appliances

Do you know the vocabulary for these common household appliances?

household appliancesHousehold Appliances

  1. Sewing Machine
  2. TV
  3. Vacuum Cleaner
  4. Iron
  5. Drill
  6. Washing Machine
  7. Heater
  8. Hairdryer
  9. Fan

If you had to get rid of three, which three would you choose? Personally, I could easily live without an iron, a vacuum cleaner (although not in the UK) and a sewing machine. Truth be told, the only appliances I couldn’t live without is a washing machine, a TK, and a fan in the summer.

Vocabulary Challenge: Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen Appliances
Do you know the vocabulary for these common kitchen appliances?

kitchen appliancesKitchen Appliances

  1. Toaster
  2. Fridge
  3. Cooker
  4. Kettle
  5. Dishwasher
  6. Food Processor
  7. Microwave
  8. Cafetiere

 

Which devices are labour-saving and which are useless?

In your opinion, are any life-saving? Personally, I couldn’t live without my kettle and my food processor.

To be hooked on someone or something

to be hooked onTo be hooked on something or someone means that you are passionate and enjoy doing something. In other words, you are addicted. In general, I’m hooked on eating chocolate. However, at the moment I’m hooked on Spotify, listening to the band Gayngs and someone called FM. And, this month I’m going to be hooked on the World Cup.