Posts tagged describing feelings & situations
Did you know that in English we have an expression which goes like this:
April showers bring May flowers.
This means that all of the rain in the month of may will result in lots of flowers growing in May. Interesting? Well, the main point of this lesson is about rain. Many people who study English have learned the idiom, “It’s raining cats and dogs” which means, “it’s raining very hard.” The truth is, that is a very old expression and we don’t really use it very much, at least not in American English. What we do say, and what you can say in this situation is,
Please add this expression to your everyday conversation and leave the “pets” in your notebook ! Is it pouring where you are today?
The English idiom turn out has a few different meanings and uses, so let’s look at these today.
In our first example, turn out means to end or finish in a certain way:
-Despite the bad weather, the party turned out alright!
-Have a good meeting with the boss, and let me know how it turns out.
Next, turn out refers to the number of people who attend an even. As a noun, it is one word, as a verb it is used as two words:
-They are expecting a huge turnout for the concert tomorrow.
-More than 100 people turned out for the fundraiser. It was great!
The next meaning of turn out means manufacture or produce:
-The factory turns out hundreds of new cars every month.
-We turned out 5 handmade rugs at the craft fair last weekend.
Have you turned out for something recently? Does your company turn anything out? Let us know!
Are you having a ball? Did you have a ball last weekend? If you have a ball, it means that you have a fun, exciting, and interesting time. You can follow this expression with a gerund (verb+ing). Here are some examples:
-We had a ball at the party last night! Thanks for inviting us.
-I had a ball sailing last summer, and looking forward to doing it again.
-Kids always have a ball when their parents are not home.
-Enjoy your trip to London. Have a ball!
We also use the expression, have a blast to mean the same thing as have a ball.
-We had a blast at the party last night! Thanks for inviting us.
-I had a blast sailing last summer, and looking forward to doing it again.
When was the last time you had a ball? What were you doing? Where were you?