Speed dining or dining out in family restaurants is a culture in the U.S. The restaurant staff usually have a uniform that is similiar to a football team; i.e. team colors and a logo. Some even begin there "shift" with a motivational rally that is to get the staff pumped up about customer service. Diners or family restaurants have "regulars" that have a table. Groups usually meet in them after a game or rehearsal. They are also, a strong beacon when you are a weary traveler or you've just picked up the kids and the idea of cooking makes you want to set the house on fire. I've picked out some of their lingo as well as general words and idioms to help you strengthen your vocabulary.
The answers to the Tip: decide, expense, back and forths, stubborn. The 15 words in the word puzzle entertaining are: 1. special, 2. guest, 3. recommend, 4. opinion, 5. owner, 6. reserve, 7. apron, 8. social, 9. server, 10. plates, 11. acquaintance, 12. gettogether, 13. society, 14 talk, 15. chef. 16*dish -bonus word!
Which of these is not a meaning that can be made from tab: Piece of gum (f)-
Dining shorthand: axel grease 9, baby juice 6, hemorrage 10, wax 1, balloon water 8, bow wow 3, chicks on a raft 5, cup of mud 7, wreck'em 2.
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If you are working from home, then you know staying sane can be an issue. Spending all day trying to get things done from home can be hard. Working while your family is home, your partner and perhaps kids can also be challenging. Still, practicing your English is the only way it will improve and so I've tried to offer tips in this issue of bauenglish about working from home as well as provide you with some ballpark statistics of how much you could be saving by working from home. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the fun of this lesson.
Being a digital nomad and not being able to travel may make anyone crazy, practice self-love and build a routine to keep you sane. Although, I do try to take a fun look at language and culture in my blog posts. I don't get my ideas from nowhere. Check out https://www.moneyunder30.com/how-much-money-can-you-save-by-working-from-home .
Exercise answers: b. explain, c. tackle, d. focus on, e. cover, f. talk through, g. turn your attention to, h. consider, i. discuss , j. deal with. Odds and ends, hairdresser, nervous breakdown, appetite, Unscramble words: 2. assist, 3. consent, 4. clarify, 5. regulate, 6. address, 7. confirm, 8. employ, 9. deplete, 10. attempt.
I hope you enjoyed the exercises and that you've added some new words to your vocabulary. Until next time.
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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