From context, can you guess the meaning of to HAVE WORDS with someone? Related articles An American vampire KEEPS AN EAR TO THE GROUND (notonlygrammar.wordpress.com) An American vampire HAS A BELLYFUL (notonlygrammar.wordpress.com) An American vampire’s deal FALLS THROUGH (notonlygrammar.wordpress.com)
In some lines of work, KEEPING AN EAR TO THE GROUND is of utmost importance. For instance, a dealer in stocks and shares must know what is happening in the markets before it makes the 8 o’clock news. The trader must always have an ear to the ground and obtain information which can help him/herContinue reading “An American vampire KEEPS AN EAR TO THE GROUND”
Ah, the belly again, but this time in the expression TO HAVE A BELLYFUL. Let’s say you’re on holiday with a friend and he (or she) is always complaining – the weather’s too hot or too cold, the food is not the same as at home, the pillow is too soft or too hard, …Continue reading “An American vampire HAS A BELLYFUL”
When a business deal FALLS THROUGH, does it succeed or fail? In politics, when two parties are trying to form a coalition government but the talks fall through, do the parties form a government or not? Use the language Have you had an important plan that fell through? What was it and how disappointed were you? RelatedContinue reading “An American vampire’s deal FALLS THROUGH”
All you need is 3 minutes. Listen to (and if you want, read) this BBC podcast and learn a new idiom: MAKE A SCENE. Use the language Maybe we don’t like to admit it but we all make a scene some time in our lives. Go on, be brave; one time when you made aContinue reading “MAKE A SCENE”
Let’s look at a couple of interesting ways of talking about the time. Midnight, for example, can be described as THE WITCHING HOUR. Yesterday evening I drank so much water that I woke up at the witching hour to pee. Yes, I use real-life situations as examples! Or you go to a party and getContinue reading “From midnight to 4am”
All you need is 3 minutes. Listen to (and read) this BBC podcast and learn a new idiom: HAVE A BALL. Use the language Well, tell me about the time you had a ball! When was it, where and why?
Interestingly, some students don’t agree that BELLY, stomach and tummy have the same meaning. I’m not qualified to discuss biology or anatomy but I can tell you that in spoken English you can safely use any of these 3 words in everyday conversations. Once you know the word belly, it’s easy to learn these connected wordsContinue reading “Talking about the BELLY”