I love reading so the news this weekend has been interesting for me. I saw that Borders (a famous chain of bookstores) had run into trouble. That’s a shame because hanging around in a bookshop is one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon. I saw this article, too. I was interested in it [...] → Continue Reading Is this the smallest library in the world?
It’s the start of a new week. Time to face new challenges, meet new people, and see what’s been happening in the news. This story on the ABC news website caught my eye yesterday. I’ve never tried wearing high-heeled shoes but I’ve heard that walking in them can be difficult. I can only imagine how [...] → Continue Reading A piece of cake
In English, we sometimes say that a person who likes sweet food has a ‘sweet tooth‘. In this article from the ABC News website, it seems like the boy’s ‘sweet tooth‘ got him into trouble. There are some words we have seen before in this article, like plead guilty/not guilty and bail, but there are [...] → Continue Reading Sweet tooth
Can you imagine a website that only lets beautiful people join? Well there really is such a thing. This article on the Reuters website takes a look at which nationalities were considered ‘most beautiful’ by users of the site. I was a little upset to see the Brits do so badly but I guess everyone [...] → Continue Reading Beautiful people
I know a lot of people all over the world have been affected by the recent recession. Some people have lost their jobs, others have lost their homes. The man in this article on Reuters.com managed to find an interesting way out of his unemployment. The article has a great title, too. It mentions that [...] → Continue Reading The shirt on your back
It’s been a busy week as always at the World of Words this week. We got off to a sweet start, thought about different ways to learn, saw some naked runners, and learnt more about Bill Clinton. As the weekend draws nearer, people all over the world are starting to relax. There is, however, one [...] → Continue Reading 9th Friday Fun Quiz – Test your vocabulary
While I was browsing the news this morning, this article caught my eye because of an interesting word in the title: Clinton wishes he had left White House “in a coffin“ A coffin is the long box we put dead people in before we bury or cremate them. In the way it is used in [...] → Continue Reading In a coffin
Did you celebrate Halloween? It’s not such a popular holiday here in Indonesia but I still like to watch a scary movie in the evening to get into the Halloween spirit a bit. In lots of parts of the world, people like to dress up for Halloween but it looks like the runners in this [...] → Continue Reading Nude runners get cold feet