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As if I don’t have enough on my plate as it is, I’ve decided to re-introduce a weekly component of the blog and add “Free Friday,” in which I will be uploading some free lessons. I already post learning resources and opportunities as it is; however, this has a fun name!
First, did you notice my idiom related to food in the first sentence? “to have enough on my plate” is an idiom that means, I already have a lot going on, or I am already pretty busy. You will change the pronoun “my” to reflect the correct person (his, her, their, our, etc), and you can replace ‘enough’ with other words like: a lot, so much, etc… OR, you can use it the opposite way and say, “I don’t have a lot on my plate.” This would mean you’re not busy at all!
This week includes a vocabulary lesson, and if you haven’t guessed already, it’s related to FOOD. You can check out my other food related information [more idioms] here.
Review vocabulary words, match their synonyms, and complete the sentence blanks with their appropriate word. You can even go one step farther, and create your own sentences in the comment section for me to review and check! Click the link below to review the lesson, and be sure to practice your writing, by writing them in a notebook:
Vocab_FoodEating <~~vocabulary lesson link is this**
Happy Studying! ♥
Have you finished the vocabulary lesson? Check your answers here: Vocab_ANS_FoodEating
How did you do? Let me know, and don’t forget to write your own sentences to practice!
Please feel free to print/use this and all lesson material provided on English Outside the Box; however, names of creators (including English Outside the Box) must not be removed, and proper credit must be given.
This lesson came from Pathways 2. A National Geographic book written by B.T. Chase & K.L Johannsen.
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English fluency is the ability to speak English easily and smoothly, and part of this is being able to move through a conversation, redirect something when needed, give more details, or organize what wants to be said. Expressions are helpful in doing this, but these expressions aren’t always found in the dictionary. Luckily, you’re in the right place…at the right time.
The following expressions will help you change the topic or subject of a conversation, or elaborate (give more details) to something already being talked about.
Happy Studying! ♥
Please let me know if you’d like an example of any of the expressions used above.
A great way to learn English idioms, and avoid the overwhelming feeling of their abundance, is to separate the idioms by category. I will help you with that by giving you some common English idioms related to our BODY. This … Continue reading