This is the first month of the year and it has thirty-one days. January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors, because January is the door into the new year. Janus was also the god of beginnings. He has two faces, one looking forward and the other looking back, so he can see both the past and the future. In January, we often look back on the year that has passed and forward to the new year ahead.
This is the first month of the year. January is named after Janus, the Roman god of doors, because January is the door into the new year. Janus was also the god of beginnings. In January, we look back at the old year and we look forward to the new year.
I think this is actually one of the easiest tenses in English. It’s definitely easier than the present perfect! Basically, it means “the past before the past” or “more past”. A good way to understand this tense is to think about flashbacks in books and films. If I’m telling you a story about the past but then I need to go back even further in time to explain earlier events, this is called a flashback and it can be described with the past perfect tense. For example, the first Harry Potter book starts the story when he is eleven years old. Later we learn that his parents had died when he was a baby.
An idiom is a phrase with a meaning that isn't always obvious and can't always be translated directly into another language. Do you know what it means to have two left feet or itchy feet? Have you ever put your foot in your mouth? Read this post to learn some common idioms about parts of the body.
I think today is the coldest day we have had so far this winter! It's only just above zero degrees but the sun is shining and it looks beautiful outside. I still wish I didn't have to go out and could stay inside in the warm! Anyway, here is some winter vocabulary for you!
Did you know that there are quite a lot of words in English which are actually Japanese? I didn't realise until today that there are quite so many. You probably know emoji and ninja but did you realise they were Japanese words? Do you know the meaning of tsunami, origami and kamikaze? Keep reading to learn more!
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