Multilingual flashcard: Zebra

Zebra in 10 languages for daily language learning. The stripes on every single zebra are unique to that individual. They are closely related to donkeys and horses, but have never been fully domesticated. There are three species of zebras, two of which are endangered due to habitat destruction and being hunted for their skins. One…

Multilingual flashcard: Giraffe

Giraffe in 10 languages. The name is believed to have come from the Arabic zarafa or the Somali geri. The old English name was camelopard, coming from the Ancient Greek and Roman belief that it was a hybrid of a camel and a leopard. I love that the direct translation of the Chinese is a…

Multilingual flashcard: Pangolin

This is an endangered animal which, in my opinion, looks like a Pokemon! I know that Pokemon were based on real animals so that shouldn’t be a surprise, but this is probably the cutest animal you have never heard of. Pangolins are mammals with eight species, developed over 80 million years of evolution. 4 species…

Multilingual flashcard: Lizard

Learn how to say ‘lizard’ in 10 different languages – with just one word a day you will be improving your vocabulary in your target language, even if you don’t have time to study more! I have always liked lizards and would definitely like to have one as a pet some day. When I was…

Multilingual flashcard: Elephant

Elephant in 10 languages. Which language are you learning at the moment? Elephants are beloved by many, yet African elephants have been classified as Vulnerable and Asian elephants as endangered, largely due to habitat destruction and poaching. In the past they were used in wars and are still working animals in Asia. The practice of…

Multilingual flashcard: Polar Bear

Polar Bear in 10 languages for your New Year’s language learning! Moving on from the winter-themed flashcards that I made last week, I’m going to add to the collection of animal flashcards. Even though most of this vocabulary won’t be much use to you unless you’re visiting a zoo, are a vet or want to…

Multilingual flashcard: Robin

Who doesn’t like to see a cheerful robin hopping around the garden in the winter? In the U.K. they are one of the most popular birds and seem relatively unafraid of humans, often appearing when a gardener is digging in the hope of catching a few worms. Robins feature in lots of folklore and stories,…

Book Review: The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion Written by Jim Helmore Illustrated by Richard Jones 32 pages Published by Simon Schuster Publication date: 21st September 2017 Age range: 4+ Summary (from Goodreads): From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmoreand the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro…

Multilingual flashcard: Bat

Have you spotted any bats swooping around? The only flying mammal in the world (at least, that we know of so far!) I like how different the translations in various countries are – I am guessing it might be because bats are ss widely distributed so each country came up with their own word, rather…

Multilingual flashcard: Barn Owl

Did you know that barn owls are the most widely distributed bird and one of the most widely distributed birds? They are found almost everywhere in the world apart from the poles and deserts. Earlier this year, our school took the entire Year Group (Year 3 = 7-8 year olds) camping. On the night we…

Multilingual flashcard: Spider

Spider in 10 languages. Aren’t you seeing tonnes of spiders about at the moment? Apparently, it’s spider breeding season in the U.K! How do you feel about them – love them? Indifferent? Terrified?

Multilingual flashcard: Wolf

Wolf in 10 languages – these fascinating animals have been around since more than 700, 000 years ago and feature predominantly in the collective memory of mankind. More books have been written about wolves than any other animal! (Source: Wikipedia) Only humans and tigers present a serious threat to a wolf, in all other situations…