Presentation on theme: "Idioms & Phrases 1.balance A with B 2.experience sth to the fullest 3.expect ~ of sb. 4.go/be on a diet 5.keep good company 6.argue with sb. over/about."— Presentation transcript:
Idioms & Phrases 1.balance A with B 2.experience sth to the fullest 3.expect ~ of sb. 4.go/be on a diet 5.keep good company 6.argue with sb. over/about sth. 7.hook up sth. to sth. else 8.cut down on sth. 9.an average of ~(number) vs. on average 10.be amazed at sth.
1. balance A with B Students have to balance work with play so that they can learn well while having fun. (On your own) From now on, you have to balance making money with the need to spend money.
2. experience sth to the fullest If you want to enjoy life to the fullest, you need to find a job that really interests you. (On your own) (on purpose) To enjoy his stay in Hawaii to the fullest, Henry didnt bring along his cell phone and laptop computer on purpose.
3. expect ~ of sb. Dont expect too much of him. He is too busy to help you out this time. (On your own) I have done everything you have asked me to do. What else do you expect of me?
4. go/be on a diet Im on a diet now. Dont tempt me to eat ice cream. Many people choose to go on a diet in order to lose weight. (On your own) Im too heavy, but I dont know if I should go on a diet.
5. keep (good/bad) company A person is known by the company he keeps. Keeping good company will keep you from going astray. (On your own) What she cared about is whether or not she can keep good company in school.
6. argue with sb. over sth. The two brothers always argue with each other over small things. (On your own) Meg Meg often argues with her younger sister over who gets to take a shower first.
7. hook up sth. to sth. else To make the machine work, you need to hook it up to the computer. (On your own) Hook up this computer to the buildings central wiring system.
8. cut down on sth. Youve been watching too much TV lately. You have to cut down on the time you spend on TV. (On your own) Teaching online, teachers can cut down on the amount of paper used in class.
9. an average of ~(number) vs. on average School children in our country spend an average of two hours on TV every day. On average, school children in our country spend two hours on TV every day. (On your own) I spend an average of one thousand dollars on books every month.
10. be amazed at We were amazed at/by the change in his appearance. (On your own) Henry Everybody was amazed at Henrys sudden disappearance.