English explained

Idiom: Black Sheep/英文片語練習

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 01/12/2016 - 13:02

What does "black sheep" mean?  It means someone who is causing trouble in the group, family, class, and etc.

The examples are:

  • Karen, the black sheep of the family, always causes trouble when we go out.
  • Owen who was always the black sheep in the family, turned out to be the most successful person when he grew up.

Now, can you make some sentences using "black sheep" and the picutre on the die?  ^_^


Sentence Game/句子遊戲

Submitted by Jenny on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:31

This game is developed based on Montessori style of learning.  It comes with three sets of materials:

  1. A magnetic game board with Montessori grammer symbols.
  2. Printed cards with the grammer symbols on the background and the vocabulary words on the foreground.
  3. A decagonal die


  1. 有磁性的蒙式語言教學之文法符號的遊戲版
  2. 印有單字在前而文法符號為背景的字卡
  3. 10面骰子

Over the hump

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 09:07

Over the hump 是指度過最困難時期,已度過一半時間。那為什麼星期三是Over the hump day呢?一般來說,工作天或是上課天是星期一到星期五,星期三剛好是過了一半的時間,因為如此,大家統稱星期三是Over the hump day。大家普遍在這天都會很高興,因為在過兩天就是weekend囉!

This project wasn't easy but we are over the hump now. 這個計畫不容易,但我們度過了困難的階段!
Cheer up, today is over the hump day! 高興點,今天是星期三囉!

Advice vs. Advise

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 13:22

Advice: 忠告
Advice is a noun. It means an opinion that someone tells you about what you should do and/or how you should act in some situations. (Advice是名詞, 意指某人告訴你在一些情況下, 你應該怎麼做或是你應該如何反應的一個意見。)
For example: "Susan needs Anna to give her some advice on traveling to Peru." (例: 蘇珊需要安娜給他一些到祕魯旅行的忠告。)

Advise: 建議
Advise is a verb. It means to give information and suggest types of action. (Advise是動詞, 意指給予資訊和建議行動的類型。)
For example: "Anna will advise Susan on things she should know when traveling to Peru." (例: 安娜將會建議蘇珊她到祕魯旅行應該知道的事。)