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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Idioms for "being quiet" with Examples and Explanations

idioms for keeping quiet





1. Put a sock in it
impolitely telling someone to stop talking or making a noise
- Couldn’t you put a sock in it? I’d love to do some work, but I can’t in this noise.
- Put a sock in it, there are people who are trying to sleep around here.
2. Cork it / put a cork in it
telling someone to be quiet
- It’s too late and we’re fed up with your stories – cork it and go to sleep.
- Don’t you want to work instead of talking all the time? Cork it and take your tools.
3. Button it
telling someone rudely to be quiet
- Button it, can’t you? I’m trying to concentrate.
- If you don’t button it, I’ll get up and go away.
4. Shut up / shut your pie hole
a rude way to tell someone to be quiet (pie hole = mouth /slang/)
- Shut your pie hole or I’ll shut it for you!
- Shut your pie hole and mind what you’re doing!
5. Zip (up) your lip(s) / zip it up
an informal way to tell someone to be quiet
- Zip your lips, boys, and listen to me.
- We told her to be quiet, but she just couldn’t zip it up.
6. Wind your neck in
a rude way to tell someone to be quiet and/or calm down
- Cool down, buddy, wind your neck in, you’ve made enough troubles already.
- Wind your neck in and sit quiet, we’ve taken the wrong road due to your talking nonsense.
7. Simmer down
calm down after anger or excitement; an informal way to tell someone to cool down
- Please don’t shout, simmer down, there’s no point in rejoicing yet.
- Simmer down, guys, we’d better work first and make a party later.
8. Pipe down
an informal way to tell someone to stop talking and/or to make less noise
- The teacher shouted at the kids to pipe down but all in vain, none of them stopped talking.
- Will you tell your mates to pipe down? I can’t work in this noise.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

"Catch some Zs" means...



"Catch some Zs" means "to go to sleep, to take a nap".


Example: Max pulled over to the side of the road to catch some Zs.

Monday, 15 February 2016

A tongue twister challenge - video



Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.

The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
And made her batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter makes better batter.
So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
Making Betty Botter's bitter batter better.


Friday, 12 February 2016

Valentine's Day paid APPS

Create photo-realistic candy hearts (and now chocolate hearts, too) with any message you can think of. Write your own 1, 2, 3 or 4-line message, pick a color, decide whether to use one of the beautiful included backgrounds, choose a font size, and then this app creates a beautiful candy heart just for you! And, with one click you can save your creation to your Photo Album and then email to anyone you want, or use as your background wallpaper!

A fun matching game using candy hearts. Catchy tune and sound effects. 
Score is based on how fast you finish matching - 
compete against your friends to see who is faster!
i See-quence... Valentine's Day is an application providing a photo social skill story for individuals that need support in understanding the process of Valentine's Day. Twenty-seven icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events. Each page can be individualized for the user by adding personal photos taking pictures with an Apple camera ready device, add text and audio.
A sweet Valentine's story that can be read to you with silly animations and sounds on each page.
Also includes several games and activities!

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Jimi Hendrix's London flat opens as a museum


Jimi Hendrix's London home is to open as a permanent museum for the public to visit on 10 February 2016.
The flat at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, has undergone a £2.4m restoration with the help of money from the Heritage Lottery Fund and private donors.
Hendrix bought the third-floor flat in 1968 at a time when he was considering the next phase of his career. That summer he released his Electric Ladyland LP.
Tickets will go on sale on 2 November.
The flat is next door to the former home of the German-born composer George Frideric Handel, who lived at 25 Brook Street for 26 years and wrote many of his greatest works there, including the Messiah.
Both homes are owned by the Handel House Trust, which has been using the Hendrix flat as an office, only opening it occasionally to the public.
At the heart of the Hendrix flat will be the main living room, restored to how it would have been when Hendrix lived there.
Among the exhibits are previously unseen or rarely seen images of Hendrix taken at the flat and in the local area.
The museum will also include a new state-of-the-art studio to be used for teaching and as a concert venue.
Living at 23 Brook Street fuelled Hendrix's creativity and led to many hours of writing and countless jam sessions with visiting musicians.
He became fascinated by the fact that Handel had lived so close and went on to buy many records of the composer's works, the most notable of which is a copy of the Messiah performed by the English Chamber Orchestra.
This is now housed at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Washington, along with a large section of Hendrix's record collection.
Hendrix shared the Brook Street flat with his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham and Hendrix referred to it as "the first real home of my own".
The couple lived there, in-between trips abroad, for around a year.