Keen on (something)

Do you know the English expression “to be keen on (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Helene: What sport is your son into these days?

Igor: He’s really keen on swimming.

Does it mean:

a) not interested in

b) very interested in

c) making an effort

d) good at

The answer is below!↓

blue water wallpaper

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Answer: b) very interested in


Do you know the English adjective “exquisite“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Joyce: Have you been to the jewellery exhibition at the museum yet?

Nina: Yes, I have. I enjoyed it. Some of the items are really exquisite.

Does it mean:

a) ugly

b) expensive

c) shiny

d) very beautiful

The answer is below! ↓

black and white close up jewellery jewelry

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Answer: d) very beautiful


[Easy English Blog] No snow yet

photography of trees covered with snow

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We usually get snow in this area of Japan in January. So far, it has been quite warm, and there has been no snow. We have very little snow last year too. It only snowed for a few days last winter.

I don’t like the snow. I don’t like driving when the roads are covered with snow and ice. A few years ago, the snow was so heavy it took me an hour to dig my car out of the snow in the mornings. That year had the heaviest snowfall for around 30 years. Once, during that period, I got stuck in the middle of the road and couldn’t move. Someone brought a shovel to help dig my car out. Since then, in winter, I always carry a shovel in my car.

Around ten years ago over the New Year, the snow was so heavy that there were power cuts, and we had no electricity on New Year’s Eve. It was very cold!

Everyone changed their car tires to snow tires at the end of last year. We expect some snow, but at the moment, it is around 9 degrees and there doesn’t seem to be any snow on the way. Maybe we will get some snow in February. I hope it is not heavy like a few years ago.

How about you? Is it snowing where you are?

By Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press