31 May

June 2016

speakingmini

This month LLT asks you…
  • … to identify the expression that doesn’t express surprise.
  • … which word has 4 given meanings.
  • … to choose the expression that means, “I don’t believe you.
  • … to match slang American and British words to their synonyms.
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27 Mar

April, 2016

speakingmini

That month LLT asked you…
  • … to choose the best word to complete a phrase.
  • … to match the parts of the phrases which all mean something is easy.
  • … to identify the correct expression from a definition.
  • … to complete a common saying about the month of March.
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12 Mar

Cool Code for Definitions

Saturday 12th March, 2016

doragravatar

I wanted to highlight text to show it as clickable so used this CSS snippet:

codepost1a

And the html ’em’ attribute

<em>Woof!</em> to get:

Woof!

Next, I wanted to create a definition when hovering over the text, which requires a simple html ‘span’:

codepost1b

so now we have:

Woof! Hover over ‘Woof’ if you have a mouse.

But what about touch devices with no hover capability? For this we need an ‘onClick’ event handler, so we get the same message when clicking on the word. Luckily, there are some Javascript snippets which work in html and don’t need separate scripting.

codepost1c

which gives us:
Woof! Click on ‘Woof!’ to see message in dialog box.

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29 Feb

March, 2016

speakingmini

That month LLT asked you…
  • … how you would respond to the expression ‘a spot of bother’.
  • … to match the animals with the sounds they make.
  • … which informal word for food has another meaning.
  • … which particle follows the verbs ‘do’, ‘make’, ‘give’, ‘break’.
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31 Jan

February, 2016

speakingmini

That month LLT asked you…
  • … which words don’t fit in the sentence: “Wow, only $10. What a _____!”
  • … to match parts of colloquial expressions containing the verb ‘do’.
  • … what it means if someone ‘has got a thing for you’.
  • … what the word ‘chuffed’ means.
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