Business or Busyness

Business or Busyness

Business OR Busyness A common mistake amongst English students is the spelling of Business. Bussyness, bizness, buziness, bussiness and bussnis are just some of the spellings I’ve seen! To remember, think – business is full of busy-ness (busi-ness)! Busy = have a lot to do, occupied with many things. Of course it’s spelt nothing like […]

Woodward English Quote

Happy man in a happy place

The Quote “It is impossible for a man to be made happy by putting him in a happy place, unless he be first in a happy state.” Benjamin Whichcote (1609-1683), English philosopher and theologian VOCABULARY Unless = except if State = the condition of a person or thing Thoughts on the Quote Often when we […]

English Idioms and Slang

Over the moon – Idiom

I’m over the moon! To be over the moon = to be extremely happy It’s a four-day weekend, and I found money in the street! I’m over the moon right now. I got the job! I’m over the moon! VOCABULARY Moon = the large natural satellite which orbits the earth, most commonly seen at night. […]

English Joke of the Week

Can I get a second opinion?

THE JOKE Doctor: “You are very sick.” Patient: “Can I get a second opinion?” Doctor: “Yes, you are very ugly too…”     VOCABULARY Second opinion = a diagnosis from another doctor to ensure that the first diagnosis was correct. Literally, it means two opinions. Get in this question means (to) obtain.   Why is […]