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Congratulations ...and goodbye

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Catherine Catherine | 17:44 UK time, Friday, 8 April 2011

Hi Pravin and everyone

.. and huge congratulations to India for winning the Cricket World Cup! I really enjoyed reading your account of the victory and celebrations Pravin - you really brought the scene to life with your word choice and vivacious writing style. It's amazing how sporting success can lift the spirits of a nation - people here in England were overjoyed when we won The Ashes last year :-)

To everyone who did their homework - here are the answers:

Frightened child
Broken heart
Fallen tree
Developed country
Abandoned building
Stolen money
Missed opportunity
Elected leader

Some other combinations that also work well are: broken life, stolen child, - thanks Hooonamdrol for these and also for missed call - another good example! Well done to everybody who wrote a paragraph using the words - most of them turned out to be quite sorry tales...

Well, this is my last blog posting for the time being. I must say I've had a lovely time chatting to Olga and Pravin and everyone else in our blogging community. I've also enjoyed reading all the comments from all our lovely blog commenters (including my mum) - thank you so much everyone for your support and appreciation - it's been a super couple of months!

Until we meet again, take care

Useful vocabulary

vivacious - lively, positive
lift the spirits - create a good feeling
The Ashes - a cricket match that is played regularly between the English and Australian national teams
sorry tales - sad stories


  • Comment number 1.

    Howdy miss Catherine

    thank you very much for all your work , there's no enough words to show you our appreciation , we absolutely gonna miss your blogs.

    I hope this teaching blogs continue .

  • Comment number 2.

    we will miss you and your work .it is avery usful blog i'm realy enjoy it . realy the news of your goodbye is a sorry story for me.

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Catherine,

    Hope you're having a relaxing weekend, full of blessings, happiness and joy. Of course, we're gonna miss you, but I am glad that we can catch up with some time in the future right here in this great blog, or indeed on the BBC LE website.

    Do take a great care of yourself, and God bless you.

    Kind regards,


  • Comment number 4.

    Hi catherine
    I 'm sad ;but i want to thank you for all informations and tips you gave to us ;it really lift our spirits.
    I hope we meet you soon.

  • Comment number 5.

    Thanks Catherine for you post!

    I enjoyed reading your post and your sweet feeling that comes out from your words, meanwhile, I am sad to know that you are not going to be with us anymore, but I appreciate and understand that you may be busy.

    Actually, I would like to thank you and state that you and all the Teachers who are writing in this blog are adding a lot and helping us learning English.

    Anyway, I wish you the best and hope to see you every now and then.

    Best regards,

  • Comment number 6.

    Bye-bye, Catherine,
    and a huge THANK YOU for your teaching efforts, your assignments, your challenges!
    Hope to see you again some time - and hope your mum will keep commenting. Jenefer, do stay around, will you!
    Best wishes,
    Elisabeth (Austria)

  • Comment number 7.

    Bye Catherine,
    I hope I'm not too late to say goodbye to You and to thanking for all the suggestions and the topics You offered us.
    I hope We'll read You again in this blog.
    Thank You and best whishes also to Your mum,

    Marco Italy

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Catherine, I don't know as much as others blogers know about you, I am just new here and just saw eveyone comments about you.

    It seems that you are going somewhere or you need some break might be anyhow I need some guide line that how and when I can or be able to write on what topics will come.

    Just to check that if there is any oppertunity to improve my writing skills.I hope sooner I will have my reply from you or one of your mate.


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