[Easy English Blog]Getting outside

I don’t spend much time outside. I work indoors, so I spend most of time time in a room, sitting at my desk. I like getting out into the fresh air though, especially in this season. I think fresh air and nature are good for the mind. They refresh us, and help us to think more clearly.


My favourite time of the day to go outside is early morning. However, I often feel sleepy in the mornings, so I don’t go out so often. In the mornings, I open the window in my living room and exercise there. I really should go out running. I used to go out early in the mornings. I used to go for a walk or a run around Matsue Castle. I used to go around 6:00am. There were very few people around. It was nice and peaceful, and the air was so fresh and cool!


These are some photos I took a while ago. I got up at 5:30am and went for a walk around Matsue Castle. It was a beautiful morning. I must get up early and go there again!




Do you know the English word “polyglot“? Read the conversation below.  Can you guess what it means?

Franz: How many languages can Maria speak?

Kath: I don’t know, but I heard she is a polyglot.

Franz: Wow! I’d love to be a polyglot!

Does it mean:

a) a person who speaks one language

b) a person who speaks two languages

c) a person who speaks several languages

d) a person who doesn’t like languages

The answer is below!↓

abstract alphabet arrangement away

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Answer: c) a person who speaks several languages

The grass is……….

Can you complete this famous English saying? It means that people are not satisfied with what they have. They think other people are in a better situation.

The grass is…….

a) longer on the other side

b) brighter on the other side

c) shorter on the other side

d) greener on the other side

The answer is below!↓

clouds cloudy countryside farm

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d) greener on the other side

The grass is greener on the other side.

Example conversation:

Iain: I heard that Terry quit his job.

Fred: Yes, he has gone to work for a rival company. He thinks the grass is greener on the other side.