Awesome Adjective: Damp

Meaning: A little wet.


When I get a headache, I go lie down and put a damp towel on my forehead.

My clothes are still damp even though they’ve been in the dryer for an hour!

His diaper feels damp – you’d better change it.


Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of damp?

A.  Dry

B.  Humid

C.  Greasy

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Idiom of the Week: Ring a Bell

Meaning: To sound familiar; to remember something, but maybe not very well


“Do you know Felipe Sanchez?” “The name rings a bell.”

“Don’t remember? Well, I’ll read some addresses and you tell me if any of them ring a bell.”

She asked me if I had ever studied past perfect tense and I told her it rang a bell.


Pop Quiz:

Which of following might ring a bell?

A. The keys to your apartment.

B. The name of a movie.

C. Your cell phone.

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3P’s Greatest Hits

Last week we brought you 3A’s Greatest Hits, so now this week it’s Class 3P’s turn. Just click on the image below to start reading:

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Put Your Foot in Your Mouth Again

Here some images and quotes from the world wide web using our latest Idiom of the Week. Click on any image to view the gallery:

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3A’s Greatest Hits

Click on the pic below to read stories about a whole plethora of subjects written by Class 3A last school year:

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Idiom of the Week: Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

Meaning: To say something you wish you wouldn’t have said. Also expressed as “stick your foot in your mouth.”


I really put my foot in my mouth at the meeting yesterday. I was so embarrassed.

If you’re a celebrity you’ve got to be careful about putting your foot in your mouth.

The politician apologized for his comments, admitting he had put his foot in his mouth.

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following is an example of someone putting their foot in their mouth?

A.  Complaining about a coworker when he’s standing right behind you.

B.  Missing your flight.

C.  Introducing someone to someone else and forgetting their names.

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Now Accepting New Students!

Need English classes? Read the information below:

University Settlement, Adult Literacy Program

175 Eldridge St. (between Rivington and Delancey), New York, NY 10002

Free English Classes 2017 – 2018

Important Information about English Classes:

  • Registration will start on May 1st, 2017 and continue into September.
  • Open for Registration: Monday through Friday, 9:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Classes will start in September 2017 and will end in June 2018. Classes are about 9-10 months long.
  • Attendance is mandatory. Students with poor attendance cannot continue to take classes at the program.
  • Classes begin on time. If you are consistently late, you will receive a warning letter of dismissal from the program.
  • Classes are first-come, first-serve. There will be a waiting list when all classes are full.
  • Classes are free and the program will provide textbooks.
  • Classes are not bilingual (English only) and students are encouraged to speak English only.
  • There are many different levels (Beginner and Intermediate Levels.)
  • For registration, students need to fill out an application form, goals form, and take a short test on speaking.
  • Students do not need to bring any personal documents.

This is the tentative 2017-2018 schedule:

  • Daytime classes: Mondays to Thursdays and some Fridays, 9AM – 11AM OR 11AM – 1PM
  • OR Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9AM-11:00AM OR 11AM – 1PM
  • (Daytime students have to come in on some Fridays for program workshops and tests)
  • Evening Classes: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 6:30PM – 9PM
  • Weekend Classes: Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30AM – 12:30PM

By subway: B D trains to Grand St., or F J M Z trains to Delancey St./Essex St.

To read this information in Russian, Korean, Spanish, Bengali, Arabic, Ukrainian, and Chinese, click here.

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