Learning a new language can be fun, but also incredibly difficult. There are always so many rules! The whole process can be really confusing. But one thing that every language has is idioms.
Idioms are phrases that describe something different than what the original words say. For example, a common idiom in English is “It’s raining cats and dogs.” Of course, cats and dogs are not actually falling from the sky. It just means that it is raining really hard.
Jeff and Tammy wonder where idioms come from. Find out more in today’s English lesson about language.
It’s the middle of the day and everything is going well. You are getting your work done and you feel great. But all of a sudden, you become extremely tired, and you don’t feel like you can last for much longer. What do you do? Do you take a break and drink some coffee, or take a nap?
Many people find that napping leaves them feeling refreshed and full of energy. But some people feel like naps can interrupt their sleep pattern. All over the world, people have different ways to deal with sleepiness.
Do you like to sing? Many people like to sing in the shower or car, or even around the house. But are you brave enough to audition for a singing competition? It takes the right kind of personality and musical talent to win a show like “The Voice.”
If you’re a fan of “American Idol,” you have an idea of how these shows work. But “The Voice” is different in one particular way. The judges can’t see the people who are singing for them, so they can’t make their choices based on what the singer looks like. This is an important difference because it gives everyone the same chance to win. Read on in today’s English lesson about pop music.
Have you ever had a friend ask for advice? What did you tell them? How did you handle the situation? It can be very difficult to know the right thing to say, but it’s also flattering that a friend would value your opinion.
When giving advice, it’s important to remember to be impartial and objective. Sometimes, depending on the situation, it can be a struggle to tell your friend the truth. But if you are truly a worthy friend, you must be honest with your advice.
Find out more in today’s lesson about helping friends.