Archive for October, 2014

“Rosetta Stone” free online at San Diego Public Library

October 27th, 2014

San Diego Public Library has FREE online access to the first level of the interactive language software, Rosetta Stone.   For beginning English learners it is a great way to learn at your own pace, as slow or fast as you prefer.  The visuals and audio are excellent and you can repeat lessons as often as needed.  For advanced English learners, it is a great way to review vocabulary, pronunciation and spelling.

Your library card is all you need to access the online resource, and I have provided instructions below to login and access the software.  If you do not have a library card, I suggest you run now to your local library and get your library card or check out the link for more information:  http://www.sandiego.gov/publiclibrary/services/lending/librarycard.shtml.

Other public libraries throughout the country are also offering free online access to Rosetta Stone, so check in at your local library if you are not from San Diego.

  • www.sandiegolibrary.org
  • eCOLLECTION
  • Articles & Databases
  • Continue
  • Education & Language
  • Rosetta Stone icon
  • Login your library card number

Idiom – “a day late and a dollar short”

October 16th, 2014

Definition:
This implies that the current effort attempted is not enough and much too late to change the circumstances.

Example:
Friend A on phone – Can I speak to Susie?  I want to apologize to her about my terrible temper tantrum yesterday.  It was wrong of me to yell at her for something she didn’t do.

Friend B answers – Well you’re a day late and a dollar short.  She flew back home this morning because she said she has had enough of your temper tantrums.