Episode 36 – Five Idioms with LIKE and Animals!

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Happy works like a dog!

Idioms will help your English conversation sound more natural and colorful. Today, I am going to show you five idioms that use like and animals! Check them out!

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer
  • Michael started working in international education in 1994
  • Michael prefers being self-employed!
Today’s listening challenge
  • Where did Michael have lunch?
  • Who in Michael’s family doesn’t eat much?

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Episode 33 – Four Money Related Idioms Using Make

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In English, you can make money, make a living, make do, and make ends meet. For today’s English lesson, let’s find out how to do all of those things as we study these four commonly used English idioms.

Here are the example sentences

Make money:

  • Lori makes a lot of money selling stuff on eBay.
  • It’s hard to make money working as a musician.
  • Momo made money in the stock market and bought a nice house.

Make a living means:

  • Jack makes a living selling used cars.
  • I think it would be tough to make a living as an artist.
  • Tommy makes a living doing accounting.

Make do or make do with:

  • Danny doesn’t have a job now, so he has to make do with his savings.
  • We can’t afford a new car, so we’ll have to make do with this old car until we can save enough to get a new car.
  • We only brought two bottles of lemonade to the picnic. I didn’t realize Ken’s family is also going to join us so we’ll just have to make do.

Make ends meet:

  • Chris and his wife just bought a house, so they are working really hard to make ends meet.
  • After the landlord raised the rent, Jenny started working a part time job in order to make ends meet.
  • Eddie couldn’t make ends meet living alone in Manhattan, so he decided to get a roommate to help pay the rent.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer
  • When visiting NYC, you should visit Central Park, but you had better not smoke there!
Today’s listening challenge
  • Based on the information about Eddie, what do you think of his decision to move to Manhattan?
  • What does Eddie’s roommate do?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.

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Episode 29 – Four Idioms & Slang Expressions With Blow

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The verb blow is used in a few common idioms and slang expressions. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we use this vocabulary in our English conversations

Here are the example sentences

First, to blow means to leave:

  • Well, it’s getting late. I think I’m going to blow.
  • Why don’t we blow this club? There is no action here.

Blow off means to jilt, or to fail to meet someone.

  • Jack’s girlfriend blew him off.
  • I made an appointment to meet someone selling their car, but they blew me off.

You can also blow your money:

  • Gloria blew all of her money in Vegas playing blackjack.
  • Ted blew his paycheck at the bar, so he has no money left for the rest of the week.

You can also blow your cool:

  • Fred blew his cool when someone scratched his new car.
  • My boss is always blowing his cool at Jack, even though Jack works very hard. Maybe the boss just doesn’t like him.
Here is the answer to yesterday’s listening challenge question
  • According to the subway announcement, Happy English is at the 42nd street station.
  • Michael took a cab to his office because it was raining.
Here are today’s listening challenge questions
  • What does Jack like to do at a bar?
  • What did Jenny imply when she said, “got any plans for Friday?

Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.

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