Kindness is something that should come from your heart. Treat a friend to lunch. Buy your friend a gift like a book, movie, or something else they have had their eye on. Buy your friend a gift card to download new books or music on their e-reader or tablet. Write your friend a letter about how much their friendship means to you.
E-cards count too. Write to each member of your family a letter about how much you love them. Hide them somewhere they will eventually find them like a briefcase, lunch box, or purse. Take some time out of your day to help a family member. Treat your dog to a new chew toy. Do some research ahead of time and see if you can take your dog to doggy daycare for the day. They will appreciate being able to expend their pent up energy and socialize.
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If this is not feasible, hire someone to take your dog for a walk in the early afternoon. Treat your cat to a can of wet food. Buy your cat some catnip and let them go crazy. Watch this to find out and learn some phrases related to empathy. Gordon changes his appearance to try and look fashionable but his work colleagues have their own opinions on how he looks and they can't keep a secret. Watch and learn some fashion-related phrases. What's this? Gordon has come up with a new recipe for ostrich lasagne.
He just needs someone to taste-test it. When the team offer to give it a try they soon wish they hadn't! Watch and count how many phrases you hear related to feeling sick. There's a criminal in the area but could he be coming to eat at The White Elephant and who's going to be the bravest person to confront him? Watch and learn some phrases related to being brave. Peter the waiter is shaken up when he nearly gets hit by a van but Gordon has no sympathy as he brags about his new mobile business venture. Can the two things be connected? Learn some phrases about honesty.
It's been a late night for the team at The White Elephant but Gordon seems remarkably lively. That's until he hears about an award that only he could win! Watch and learn some sleep-related phrases. It's a special 'sushi night' at the restaurant and Gordon is keen to make a good impression on the customers.
But his best efforts don't quite go to plan and he runs out of an important ingredient. Is the evening going to be a disaster or can someone save the day? Watch and learn phrases used to talk about very unsuccessful events. The restaurant is about to get a visit from the health inspector.
Everyone needs to make the place clean and tidy but Gordon has other ideas. And why does he need to clean up his act? Watch the video and listen out for the phrases used to do with being clean. The restaurant gets some customers from America who demand a meal that really puts Gordon's cooking skills to the test. Can he give them what they want or will he leave a bad impression? Find out by watching this episode and listening out for the phrases related to failure.
Lucky Mary! Someone has left her a special gift and she thinks she knows who it's from but is she right or has someone else in the kitchen got a soft spot for her? Find out in this episode and listen out for the phrases related to love. Gordon cooks him something really special - but is it what the customer had in mind?
Find out in this episode and listen out for phrases related to excellence. Something smells good in the kitchen — Gordon is preparing a special meal but unfortunately the red wine he's using isn't going into the cooking pot. Will the customers ever get to taste it — and will they want to? Watch this episode and listen out for the phrases related to timing. Don't panic!
Twenty-five people are heading for The White Elephant. Will Gordon really be able to cook for this many people? And how will Peter get all the orders written on his small notepad? Everyone needs to keep calm if they want this to go well. Listen out for the phrases related to keeping calm. Peter, the waiter, isn't happy. Somebody called Edith has died and the team are doing their best to comfort Peter with some wise words. Can grumpy Gordon think of a nice thing to say? And who is Edith anyway?
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Find out in this episode and listen out for the phrases related to sadness. The White Elephant restaurant is struggling to stay in business. It's up to the staff to think of an idea that will bring in enough money to save the restaurant! But, as usual, their grumpy chef Gordon needs some persuading.
What will change his mind?
Find out in this episode - and listen out for phrases related to being clever. The White Elephant restaurant has had so few customers it might have to close down. Ceilia comes up with an idea to attract more diners, but there's one person who's not convinced Will Gordon the chef change his mind? Find out in this episode and listen out for the phrases related to resilience that are used. When Mary and Ceilia arrive early for work they get the shock of their lives when they discover Gordon sleeping in the kitchen.
What's caused him to spend the night there? Find out in this episode and listen out for shock-related phrases. What is the secret of Gordon's success? Even when Mary gets an important qualification, he claims his experience is much more important. However, something happens which proves who has the most experience. Who will succeed? Gordon, the chef, is usually an angry man but something in the kitchen has made him angrier than usual. Who can calm him down and get him cooking again before another customer disappears? Ceilia, the boss, has some news she can't keep to herself but as soon as she tells someone the news spreads.
However, as the secret gets passed on, the information becomes less reliable. Find out what the secret is in today's episode. Gordon is preparing something special for the customers but there's one ingredient that might not be to everybody's taste. Find out what happens and see why Mary's washing-up skills come in very useful.
Oh no, there are three customers in the restaurant and no chef to cook any food. While Peter panics, Ceilia tries to find a solution and Mary helps get the kitchen ready. But when Gordon finally turns up, will there be any customers to cook any food for? Find out in this episode. Peter's just had a nice surprise - his first ever tip - but he doesn't hold on to it for long.
Gordon the chef gets a surprise too, when everyone realises what's happened to Peter's money. Watch this episode to find out what makes Gordon grumpy this time - and listen out for phrases related to kindness. Welcome back to the kitchen of The White Elephant restaurant. Gordon is unusually happy. What's making him so cheerful - and how long will it last?
Watch and learn some useful everyday phrases related to being happy. The kitchen of The White Elephant restaurant is a busy place and Gordon the chef doesn't like it. Watch and learn some useful everyday phrases related to being annoyed. Find out what's going on in the kitchen of The White Elephant restaurant. There's a problem with the cooker and Gordon the chef isn't happy. Watch and learn some useful everyday phrases related to things that are broken. Welcome back to The White Elephant. The staff at the restaurant are still waiting for their first customer, but when one eventually arrives they have to work quickly to make sure this one doesn't escape.
Welcome to The White Elephant - the restaurant with no customers. How will they cope when someone finally comes for a meal? Gulliver has left the giants of Brobdingnag behind and begun a new adventure. An attack by pirates leaves him alone on an empty island, until something huge appears in the sky…. Gulliver is in the land of the giants, Brobdingnag. He fears for his life and wants to return home to England.
But first, he'll have to persuade the King to let him go. He is forced to perform every day in front of crowds of villagers, but his luck changes when a visitor from the royal palace arrives. After his adventures in the land Lilliput, Gulliver takes to sea again. This time he arrives in a country where he's not the largest, but the smallest What will happen in the land of Brobdingnag? Gulliver is a hero after helping Lilliput defeat their enemy Blefuscu. But when fire breaks out at the palace, can Gulliver help? English at Work intermediate Business. The Teachers' Room For Teachers.
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