Grammar gripes

A comprehensive list of amusing memes for all the grammar grouches out there like me.

The Art of Writing Reports

I’ve just written over a hundred reports and it struck me that it requires a degree of diplomatic phrasing. To help other teachers out there, here are some tried and tested lines (with their true meanings underneath)*: Alex is practicing his fine motor skills and improving his pencil grip. His colouring is really messy. He…

Learning Spanish – some pitfalls

One of my friends told me that the best part about learning Spanish is dropping in some howlers when you feel the conversation is getting away from you. There are so many common mistakes for newcomers to choose from. Here are a few of them: 1. ¿Puedo abrir la ventana? Es que soy súper caliente….

Pole dancing

This post needs no witty title. The experience of my first pole class was amusing enough. Always willing to try something new, I signed up and somehow managed to persuade one of my teacher friends to come along. I know what you’re thinking – it’s not the first thing you associate with a nursery teacher,…

Spin Class

Before I begin, I must admit that spin and I are not exactly on good terms. On our first ever encounter, I was hungover. I had ambitiously arranged a 7am date, believing I could power through on four hours of sleep. I soon discovered I was wrong. The instructor was not sympathetic. She relentlessly told…

Babysitting

Sometimes I think I’m in a relationship with a 12 year old boy. I went to a music shop earlier to get my old trumpet fixed up, and I caught him sniggering as I chatted to the assistant. “What’s that called?” he asked, pointing at the tip of the horn. “The bell…” “And it’s at…