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Nisan 12, 2011 by
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Bbc Learnin English Lessons. English Idioms Blue. In this video lesson, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with the colour blue.

1. A bolt from the blue: unexpected and shocking surprise or event (e.g.: “She had been working in the company for twenty years, so when she quit, it must have felt like a bolt from the blue”)

2. Once in a blue moon: infrequently, not often, once in a while

3. Until you are blue in the face: highly exasperated, very infuriated

Script of the video:

Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent man.

And today, the colour blue and I are getting together to teach you some English idioms.

I bet you’ve never been taught by the colour blue before.

Ah, such a beautiful warm day.

Urgh!

I didn’t expect this terrible weather.

In fact, it’s come as a bolt. argh… from the blue!

In English if something comes as a complete surprise, we can say it’s a bolt from the blue. Ahhhhh!

A bolt from the blue.

And now… an astronomy lesson.

The universe is big.

And things happen very slowly.

Ah, the moon. A new moon is created… not very often. In fact, it happens once in a blue moon.

In English, if things happen extremely rarely, we can say they happen ‘once in a blue moon’.

Once in a blue moon.

Like my students. They almost NEVER do their homework. In fact, they do it once in a blue

moon. But they don’t really listen to me.

I say to them ‘Do your homework.’ I do, ‘Do your homework’. That’s what I tell them. ‘Do

your homework.’ That’s what I say. ‘Do your homework.’

That’s right. I say it until I’m blue in the face.

In English, if we say something until we are blue in the face, we waste time and effort

because we won’t get any results.

Until you are blue in the face.

Oh please do your homework.

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Spoken English Lesson 8 Part 1 Cool Car

Nisan 1, 2011 by admin · Comment

Filed under: American Slang (Edit)

This video is Part 1 of a two-part lesson in my series called American Slang. Students will test their ability to comprehend new vocabulary in the context of a fast, informal conversation.

In this american slang video, you will learn following new expressions:

Pretty much: nearly; mostly

A clunker: jalopy, junky car: a car that’s in bad

Fully loaded: having all the options, all the special features

High tech: advanced technology, modern technology; having very complex technology

(That’s) sweet!: very good (Cool!)

User-friendly: easy to use; trait of a computer program or instrument with a wide scope which testifies that using and learning how to use it is easy and comfortable even to one who has never used it before

Check (this) out: look at this; consider this, think of this; take a look at something and appreciate it.

You name it: (refers to almost everything; suggests a long list)

Get a load of (this): listen to this! (Slang); similar to check this out

Hands-free: able to be operated without the use of your hands

Voice activated: operated by voice command

Cutting edge: modern, updated, on the forefront of technology; exciting because it’s the neest technology, mothod, etc.

Like a dream: very well

Take it for a spin: take a short drive just for fun

You bet: definitely, for sure, of course, certainly

Behind the Wheel: in the driver’s seat, in control of the car

Be cool with that: have no objections

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English Idioms Blue

Mart 22, 2011 by admin · Comment

Filed under: Color Idioms (Edit)

In this english video lesson, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with the colour blue.

1. A bolt from the blue: unexpected and shocking surprise or event (e.g.: “She had been working in the company for twenty years, so when she quit, it must have felt like a bolt from the blue”)

2. Once in a blue moon: infrequently, not often, once in a while

3. Until you are blue in the face: highly exasperated, very infuriated

Script of the video:

Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent man.

And today, the colour blue and I are getting together to teach you some English idioms.

I bet you’ve never been taught by the colour blue before.

Ah, such a beautiful warm day.

Urgh!

I didn’t expect this terrible weather.

In fact, it’s come as a bolt. argh… from the blue!

In English if something comes as a complete surprise, we can say it’s a bolt from the blue. Ahhhhh!

A bolt from the blue.

And now… an astronomy lesson.

The universe is big.

And things happen very slowly.

Ah, the moon. A new moon is created… not very often. In fact, it happens once in a blue moon.

In English, if things happen extremely rarely, we can say they happen ‘once in a blue moon’.

Once in a blue moon.

Like my students. They almost NEVER do their homework. In fact, they do it once in a blue

moon. But they don’t really listen to me.

I say to them ‘Do your homework.’ I do, ‘Do your homework’. That’s what I tell them. ‘Do

your homework.’ That’s what I say. ‘Do your homework.’

That’s right. I say it until I’m blue in the face.

In English, if we say something until we are blue in the face, we waste time and effort

because we won’t get any results.

Until you are blue in the face.

Oh please do your homework.

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