Spring is here! Finally! Well, at least we can start thinking about what we're going to do in our free time now that we can go outside. There are plenty of idioms about Spring and I've brought a few of them to you in this post. Additionally, I've created an opposites exercise as well as more jokes and idioms. If you would like me to cover something special leave it in the comment section. As always, love comes from likes. Give generously.
Here are the answers to the exercises.
If you're acting like a Spring Chicken, then you are acting young, If you are giving someone free range, you are giving someone freedom, and if you ask, Does a chicken have lips, you are indirectly saying yes.
Which one of these phrases is not an idiom, hay fever.
The opposites are, sharp-dull, thick-thin, tight-loose, together-apart, tough-tender, triumph-fail, true-false, fragile-unbreakable, fail-succeed, unique-ordinary, useful-useless, usually-rarely, vacant-occupied, vanish-appear, victory-defeat, villain-hero, violent-gentle
The word: multiverse
Sayings or Idioms: spring to mind, ray of sunshine, spring ahead and fall back, April showers bring May flowers, a spring in your step, (don't) spring it on me.
We all struggle sometimes with small talk. Speaking small talk in a foreign language can also be stressful. I hope this issue of Bauenglish helps you to speak easy. It's all about building conversation. You will learn idioms for big and small and tips about small talk. I'm sharing the website Mantelligence, which has 213 questions that you can ask. It claims to be the only site you need for small talk, so check it out: https://www.mantelligence.com/questions-to-ask/#funny and I found a really great article on small talk, https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/7-ways-to-make-small-talk-way-more-interesting.html that you can read to improve your small talk skills as well as your English.
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Answers: big: talk, idea, time, ego, mouth, brother, deal,
Small: wonder, time, print, doses, feel *, fry
Easy speak :1. D, 2. G, 3. A, 4. F, 5. B , 6. E , 7. C
Good customer service can be hard to find. It can sometimes be challenging to find someone who will take responsibility when things go wrong. That's why the grammar point passive language is paired with technical English. The passive is a great way to shift the responsibility from yourself. Technical English uses passive constructions to neutralise the instructions making them sound less like commands. Enter in the chat any comments you have about this broad sheet. I'd love to hear from you.
Here are the answers to the passive constructed sentences. 2. are created, 3. is answered, 4. are given, 5.was heard 6. is going to be given, 7. were written, 8. will be brought about.
Were you able to put the coffee making instructions in the right order? Here is mine, 8, 7, 4, 3, 1, 2 , 5, 6. Do you agree?You can let me know if you have a different order for making coffee.
Did you understand the customer complaint? Here is the missing vocabulary: 1. bought, 2. recognise, 3. support. 4. solutions, 5. manual. 6.obviously.
Did you figure out the two things not to do in customer care. They are share your day with a caller, or ask the caller "What do you want me to do?" This last sentence looks deceiving like it could be a polite request but it is not because if the person knew they wouldn't be coming to you for help.
Place the vocabulary words into sentences, they are 2. appropriate, 3 flag, 4. assure, 5. clarify. I hope you've enjoyed this issue of bauenglish. Have a great day!
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, ELT
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