September 2

Plans to go away on vacation or perhaps for business purposes might be put on hold today, dear Scorpio. Whatever events you have been scheduled to attend might be temporarily postponed. This will leave you feeling at somewhat of a loss because you've planned to be away right now and you won't know what to do with yourself in the meantime. Be your usual ingenious self, and you'll find something! Go to it!
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-09-02 01:54 | english

August 31

You don't really like to talk about things, dear Scorpio. Talking just isn't one of your sign's specialties. Each sign has its own role, and yours is to take action and create, not to talk about doing it. However, the planetary positions today might make you utter a few very deep words. Come on, tell us a little something about how you feel deep inside of you!
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-31 22:15 | english

August 29

This is a terrific day for you, dear Scorpio, in which you will feel a greater sense of appreciation and respect for the people around you. The planning and hard work that you have contributed recently is finally paying off. People are likely to arrive at your level of thinking, and you will find that you are able to connect with them on a very productive level. You will find that your emotions are under control and your thoughts crystal clear.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-29 13:09 | english

August 27

Remember all those resolutions you've made in the past, dear Scorpio? Now, it is time to recommit to those resolutions. All signs indicate that you need to start taking better care of yourself. You've been so busy working that taking time to exercise has begun to feel like a luxury you can't afford. Actually, exercise and proper nutrition are luxuries you can't afford not to take. You've been burning the candles at both ends lately and you are beginning to feel the effects. Stop before you get burned out completely!
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-27 23:20 | english

August 25

Tension may be running high today as things come to a great emotional climax. It may seem as if everyone is out to get you, dear Scorpio, but more than likely, this paranoia is simply a figment of your imagination. Don't get carried away with crazy scenarios that have no basis in reality. People are apt to be acting out in an animalistic manner, so don't be surprised if reason and logic are nowhere to be found.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-25 12:35 | english

August 22

You will be incredibly busy today, dear Scorpio; nevertheless you still may end the day with your desk piled high with projects. This is not because you are unproductive, but rather because you are popular and your work is valued. Right about now you may be wishing you were not quite so valuable! Don't get stressed about all that you have to do. No one expects you to get it all done immediately. Remember to get some rest. Tomorrow is another day.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-22 00:49 | english

August 18

You might find it hard to connect with anyone on a deep and meaningful level today, dear Scorpio, so just free yourself and have a good time. Take a more refined and disciplined approach to your projects. You will find that you can be productive after the sun goes down. Later on you should consider snuggling up close to someone you trust and care about deeply.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-18 11:09 | english

August 12

Dreams of a new career, particularly one that pays well, could fill your mind today - perhaps because of too many stresses in your current one. You might even be thinking in terms of becoming a movie star! Go for your dreams if you feel that this is what you want, dear Scorpio, but remember that any moneymaking enterprise, no matter how creative, is still a business. Make use of your natural business head to find out what you need to know.
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# by scummy | 2009-08-12 02:34 | english

August 10

You may be in the middle of planning for the future, dear Scorpio, yet you find yourself in need of making choices that will resonate far beyond the next few months. It is possible that you'll have to consider sending your children to a new school, for example, or decide that it is in the best interests of the family to move across the country. These are big decisions, to be sure, but trust that you won't be making them alone. Your loved ones have much to say about these matters!
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-10 21:43 | english

August 8

Try to see the positive facets of people, dear Scorpio. Relax and don't get so worked up over your own internal drama. You are the one responsible for creating this turmoil. Find comfort in a creative project. Do something that you love to do and that makes you truly happy. There is an expansive feeling in the air that is likely to amplify whatever mood you project.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-08 00:18 | english

August 6

Lock into the practical, grounding force of the day that is not only realistic, but also flexible. Attend to details and organize yourself, dear Scorpio. Be conscious of the fact that you may need to alter your course in order to fit with the group energy. Try to work together with those around you to achieve a common goal. Initiating the help of others is easier than you think, as long as you stay focused and motivated.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-06 01:26 | english

August 4

A quarrel over money could interfere with a friendship today, dear Scorpio. Perhaps someone has not repaid a loan, and the lender now needs it, or perhaps a member of your household is unable to pay their share of the bills. Don't allow yourself to be inveigled into quarrels or recriminations. Work something out with your friend if it's humanly possible. Money, after all, isn't worth throwing away a friendship and leaving a gap in your life.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-04 00:36 | english

August 3

If you find yourself tired and irritable at the moment, dear Scorpio, you should know that this is normal. You may have had a few months that were a little too studious. Would you like to continue on with the same rhythm? Be careful that your ambitions don't lead you to serious physical exhaustion. If you become sick, you will be even more frustrated. So, be wise and take care of your own basic needs.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-03 03:07 | english

August 2

You may find it hard to get up and rolling today, dear Scorpio. More than likely, you may be caught up in some sort of gridlock between your mind and your heart. Be careful about letting this tension build. The most important thing for you today is to simply relax. Tackle things one step at a time and finish one project before starting another. You could get overwhelmed if you have too many things on your plate at one time.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-02 01:44 | english

August 1

Make sure you solidify your affairs early on in the day, dear Scorpio, because once the sun goes down, the sparks are going to fly. People might try to throw you off balance with their fast talk and fancy ideas. You need to make sure that you are on solid ground before you take the next step upward. Balance your aggression so that you don't take your frustration out on others. Focus it on your goals.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-08-01 16:20 | english

July 30

Because your sign makes you fairly down-to-earth, dear Scorpio, you are rarely surprised or bothered by the occasional setback. Today, however, you should put a firm hand on any project you are undertaking. This is not the time for a relaxed attitude, especially where money is involved. If you take a systematic approach, you will have the double benefit of conserving both energy and assets.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-30 22:50 | english

July 28

Now is the perfect time to say something that you have been meaning to say to someone for quite some time now, dear Scorpio. Get it out into the open. Keeping it inside will only serve to eat away at you. Stop worrying about the consequences and simply make the move. Today is a time to be bold and aggressive. Other people might respond in a similar fashion, so if you dish it out, be sure that you are prepared to get it back.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-28 23:49 | english

July 26

Today may be one of those days, dear Scorpio, in which you are trying to fill in the paint on a large area, but all you have is a small brush. Your strokes are careful and calculated. You are doing a neat and precise job, but you are also doing things the hard way. Go easy on yourself and get a large brush. Make your strokes gigantic so you can cover more area with less effort.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-26 03:58 | english

July 25

This is the end of the first stage in your "socialization," dear Scorpio. Are you satisfied with the people you have met? You can make the most out of these encounters. But did your political savvy let you down? Did it lead you down paths where you didn't want to go? Take advantage of this pause to catch your breath and figure out where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-25 14:45 | english

July 21

Dear Scorpio, you are currently demystifying the concept of talent. You used to look at other people enviously, thinking, "I wish I had a natural ability like that". But now you understand that the person who aroused your envy with his or her talent is actually just someone who had the self-confidence to go to work and refine and develop an aptitude. It's a matter of hard work, belief in oneself, and bravery in the face of risk. You too can do it!
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-21 22:12 | english

July 19

If someone takes too long to do something today, dear Scorpio, you may find your temper flaring up. Patience isn't always a strong suit for you and you may be one who really believes in the "if you want it done right, do it yourself," philosophy. Yet this isn't always fair. Others need to do things at their own pace, just as you do, and in some cases, as with children, it's essential that they be given the room to do so. Take a deep breath if you have to, but work harder to be patient.
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-07-19 08:13 | english

Still, already and yet

1: Have you really tidied your room already? That was very quick. You've only been in there for five minutes! Somehow I don't quite believe you.

2: It's almost midnight and she's still at the office. She works far too hard. Doesn't she know there's more life than work?

3: Do you walk to work every day?

4: Do you want to go to the cinema? I know you've already seen the new James Bond film, so we could go and see something else instead.

5: I've been waiting here for ages but the bus still hasn't come.

6: Haven't you finished your homework yet? Hurry up! As soon as you finish it we can go out and play tennis.
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# by scummy | 2009-07-18 23:23 | BBC

crossword - Summer

1. A pair of sunglasses

2. So hot it is difficult to breathe
stiflingly

3. At down on the Summer Solstice, the rising sun lines up directly with these famous stones in south west England
stonehenge

4. A period of extremely hot and dry weather that lasts for several days or even weeks
heatwave

5. An informal meal which you eat outside (in your garden, a park or other outside space). Most of the food is served cold
picnic

6. Light open shoes with straps
sandals

7. Food cooked on an outdoor grill
BBQ

8. A two piece swimsuit
bikini

9. A piece of strong cloth hung between two supports (often trees) and used as a bed
hammock

10. A small village summer festival
fete
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# by scummy | 2009-07-18 23:23 | BBC

You See Colours

Well there's only so much that a boy can take
And look at the state of him now
His tongue is tied in two
Hands that shake
The eyes don't lie

But still I didn't expect you to sink so soon
And look at the state of me now
But guess what I've heard...

A little longer and we're away
A little longer and we're away
A little longer and we're the thing
Cos you see colours deep in me

Ahhhhhh
We ride - let the road decide
We ride, we ride - we live for tomorrow
But we're only temporary

But the room is alive with a sense of time
Derived from the look in your eyes
They thought I'd found it

A little longer and we're away
A little longer and we're away
A little longer and we're the thing
Cos you see colours deep in me

Ahhhhhh
We ride - let the road decide
Yeah we ride, we ride - let the road decide

Remember what you gave
It will set you free
Cos you alone make the sweet sea breeze today
Freeeeeeeeeeeeee

Live for tomorrow but we're only temporary
We're only temporary now now now

Ahhhhhh
We ride - let the road decide
Yeah we ride, we ride - let the road decide

Remember what you gave
It will set you free
Cos you alone make the sweet sea breeze today
Freeeeeeeeeeeeee

Live for tomorrow
We're only temporary now now now
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-05-28 23:12 | memo

crossword - British food

1. Yorkshire pudding: a kind of savoury puff pastry eaten with beef

2. Scotland's national dish, made from oatmeal and the internal organs of a sheep or a young cow, boiled in a bag made of skin
haggis

3. A sweet cold dish made of fruit, sponge cake, custard and cream
trifle

4. Potatoes that go with clue 6
mash

5. A type of British cheese with blue lines
stilton

6. An informal word for sausages
bangers

7. American's call these fries: they go with clue 8!
chips

8. A popular and traditional take-away food in Britain: fishand clue 7!

9. Roast beef (or lamb, pork or chicken): traditionally eaten for Sunday lunch

10. Eaten with clotted cream and jam for tea!
scone
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# by scummy | 2009-03-28 08:08 | BBC

crossword - Romance

1. A person (usually a woman) who delivers a kiss to a person of your choice
kissogram

2. A name people in love give each other or call each other
sweetheart

3. It was love at first sight: when two people fall in love with each other as soon as they meet

4. A colour associated with love
red

5. A phrase used to describe the very strong feelings of love you have for someone
fall in love

6. The 14th February
valentaine day

7. To have a crush on someone: to really like someone, even though you may not know them well

8. A secret admirer: someone who likes someone else but keeps it a secret

9. The romantic and usually not very lasting love that a young person feels for someone
puppy

10. To talk to somebody in the hope of starting a romantic relationship
chat up
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# by scummy | 2009-02-14 20:37 | BBC

word bank #109

She must be rather insecure as every time I talk to her about work she always runs her colleagues down.
run down: "to criticise someone"


1. The Government are facing resistance from the trade unions over their plans to privatise the industry.

2. Scientists are working on a drug that will make people more resistant to the common cold.

3. The more he tried to forget her the more irresistible she became. He just couldn't get her out of his mind.


The opening page sets the scene and then the action starts almost immediately.
"to set the scene"
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-02-08 21:48 | CAE

word bank #128

I'm not going shopping yet. It's pelting down with rain outside.
pelt down: "to rain heavily"


1. Industry is located on the east side of the town and the residential area is in the north.

2. Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen of England.

3. The residents of the village have been collecting money for a local charity.


She's had to cancel the concert due to the fact that she's lost her voice.
"to lose your voice"
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-02-08 21:36 | CPE

word bank #108

We seem to be buying our daughter new clothes all the time. She grows out of everything so fast.
grow out of: "to become too big for something"


1. I've been feeling very tired lately. I don't seem to be able to sleep.

2. There is far too much lateness in this class. You'll all have to start getting up earlier in the morning.

3. I need this report today. Could you get it to my office by 4.00 at the latest?


Don't lose heart. I'm sure you'll pass your driving test eventually if you keep trying.
"to lose heart"
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-02-08 21:35 | CAE

word bank #127

I had so many reports to plought through at work that I didn't get home until late at night.
plough through: "to do something that takes a lot of time"


1. He's studying to be a nutritionist at a local college.

2. We all need certain nutrients in order to stay healthy.

3. Most fast food is eaten for its convenience, not for its nutritional qualities.


I'm sorry but I can't bend the rules for you just because we are related. If I allowed you time off I'd have to do it for everyone.
"to bend the rule"
[PR]
# by scummy | 2009-02-08 21:32 | CPE

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