Did you know that “the John” is another name for bathroom? In the English language there are many expressions based around people’s names, and today you are going to learn a lot of them!
You will also get a great vocabulary lesson from the TV series The Big Bang Theory, and an awesome quote to get you really motivated.
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Words You’ll Learn
Tuning a guitar – tighten and loosed the strings of a guitar until they sound right
Swoop in – to move in with a sudden sweeping movement
Prey – the animal eaten by a predator
Raise the bar – to increase to quality and expectancy of your competitors
Tip – piece of advice
Do something left and right – to do something constantly and repeatedly
Dwarf – a small fantasy character
ESL – Acronym for English as a Second Language
To come to terms with – to accept a situation
Upcoming – coming soon, in the near future
Not too shabby – another way of saying “not too bad”
Back in the day – expression used to refer to a good memory of past times
To master something – to learn everything about something
Douchebag – an asshole, an unpleasant person
Slip up – to fall over on slippery ground; to make a silly mistake (ex)
When nature calls – when you need to use the bathroom (ex)
Dorky – a silly, quirky person, similar to a geek
Bimbo – stereotypical dumb blonde woman
Bark out orders – to tell someone to do something in a bossy way
Rage – extreme anger
It’s doable – when something can be done
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- “What we resist, persists. What we befriend, we will transcend.” – Carl Jung
- This this conversation topic we are going to teach you a large variety of different expressions all related to people’s names. From “taking it to the Max,” to becoming a “Jack of all trades,” you are going to be on top of your game [performing at you best] when it comes to using name expressions.
- Test your comprehension and have some laughs with today’s Killer Clip from the TV series, The Big Bang Theory.
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Song: Will Smith “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air
In west Philadelphia born and raised
On the playground was where I spent most of my days
Chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
And all shootin some b-ball outside of the school
When a couple of guys who were up to no good
Started making trouble in my neighborhood
I got in one little fight and my mom got scared
She said ‘You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air’
I begged and pleaded with her day after day
But she packed my suit case and sent me on my way
She gave me a kiss and then she gave me my ticket.
I put my Walkman on and said, ‘I might as well kick it’.
First class, yo this is bad
Drinking orange juice out of a champagne glass.
Is this what the people of Bel-Air living like?
Hmmmmm this might be alright.
But wait I hear they’re prissy, bourgeois, all that
Is this the type of place that they just send this cool cat?
I don’t think so
I’ll see when I get there
I hope they’re prepared for the prince of Bel-Air
Well, the plane landed and when I came out
There was a dude who looked like a cop standing there with my name out
I ain’t trying to get arrested yet
I just got here
I sprang with the quickness like lightning, disappeared
I whistled for a cab and when it came near
The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror
If anything I could say that this cab was rare
But I thought ‘Nah, forget it’ – ‘Yo, homes to Bel Air’
I pulled up to the house about 7 or 8
And I yelled to the cabbie ‘Yo homes smell ya later’
I looked at my kingdom
I was finally there
To sit on my throne as the Prince of Bel Air