Refreshing, Fruity, and maybe with alcohol! And a Flamingo!




In honor of Summer officially starting this week I thought I’d write something refreshing. So what better than fruit, cocktails, a perfect Friday song and, of course, there has to be a flamingo!

(V  = vocabulary note)


28 “Tropical” Fruits, Vocabulary









Which is your favorite fruit? I love lots of fruit chopped up (v) in a salad with lettuce, tomato, spring onion and pink sauce (v).  It tastes so fresh and makes me feel like I’m somewhere exotic.

V:  Chop up = cut in to pieces. Pink sauce = mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

3 Tropical Cocktails

It’s time for a little drink, so slip on (v) some summery (v) clothes and start squeezing (v) lemons, limes or grapefruits!

V: Slip on = put on e.g. clothes in a relaxed way. Summery = adjective for summer. To squeeze = put pressure on something to get the juice out.

Here are 3 easy cocktails to make:




V.   When mixing food or drinks – a part =  X amount, e.g. a spoonful, which will be the same for each ingredients multiplied by the number of parts it says.  Teaspoon = a small spoon.






V:  ml = a quantity millilitre. Chilled = cold.  A Blender = a kitchen machine to chop and mix. Garnish = decoration on food which you can also eat.







V: A sugar cube/lump = a solid little cube of sugar which can be used instead of spoonfuls.  To stir = to move and mix usually with a spoon. An orange/lemon twist = a decoration on the glass made with the peel (skin) of the fruit.


The Perfect song to go with this article!

Get ready to dance and sing along.


Click here to see the song on you tube!  


Here are the words incase you feel like singing too or reading what he is singing about.




Are you feeling happy now?  Like going out, seeing friends, laughing and dancing?

And finally – the flamingo!

I thought that with summertime, tropical fruit, cocktails, Harry Belafonte singing, the only thing missing was a pink flamingo.  Isn’t is so bright pink and orange?




Ok, so maybe more than 1, hehe.


Have a great weekend! Have fun! But don’t drink and drive.

See you soon!



P.S. On Sunday I’ll be writing about using the phone in English, with some telephone phrasal verbs, useful expressions and a few tips to help you get started.




About Kim Griffiths

Hello, I'm Kim. I'm a qualified English ESL teacher with a CELTA A qualification and I have over 25 years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers. I love teaching! I also write about English, sing jazz, paint and make things.

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