listen to Slang Part 1 on Audioboo (right-click and open in a new window to listen while reading) Why am I writing about slang? You asked for it. You got it. Some of my students have asked me to talk about slang expressions used in American English. What is slang?
One student once told me about OSASCOMP. I had never heard of it before. In the US, we never learned this rule. We just learn by listening every second of every day. While I can tell you what the correct order should be for most three-or-four-adjective phrases, it is only
That description fits a friend of mine to a T. We must be sure to and dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s . He may be a man of letters, but he’d better mind his p’s and q’s around me. Who can explain these idioms?
(Ref: https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-finger-salute-philippines-duterte-asks-eu-why-123057669.html ) Headline So the Philippines President gave a salute to the European Union (EU). That’s a good thing, right? What do you think? Some other idioms from this same article: A one-finger gesture A vulgar four-letter rebuke The EU is the latest high-profile recipient of a Duterte dressing-down
An Internet news article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/sport/fire-thefts-olympic-village/index.html Can the students write some sample sentences using this idiom correctly in other contexts?
Why did this fitness club choose “Blue Moon” as part of their name? What does this idiom mean in relation to this advertisement?
Watch this video.
Watch this video. Essentially, it is saying that it is now acceptable to use “they” as a “singular”, gender-neutral pronoun. We call this the “singular they”. Everyone should do their best. I would like each person to do their best. (not his best, not his/her best, just their best)
I saw an article on the Internet that had this excerpt: Pretend I’m an English learner and I have no clue what “more carrots” and “the stick” are talking about. What do these have to do with Microsoft Windows. I’m so confuuuuuuused!
Introduction English has an significant group of verbs that end in “en”. These are often made from adjectives but may sometimes be formed from a noun as well. Adjective + “en” => to get/become more adjective; to make something more adjective Noun + “en” => “ Examples worse + en
Shouting those words in many locations, like inside a movie theater in the USA, and you can easily start a panic that could get people injured or killed. Do not do this lightly. The majority of the buildings and houses in the US have fire alarm devices, so let me
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