Why Do We Say That? Studio Classroom September 2007 Week 1 Unit 4 成功高中英文科 洪安祺
Structure I.Introduction to … II.Stories 1) Let the cat out of the bag 2) Can ’ t hold a candle to… English idioms Origin Meaning
I. Introduction Main idea? (1) English is evolving. BUT (2) Some parts haven ’ t changed. evolve= … change
II (1) Let the cat out of the bag Background -when -where -who -what Meaning -medieval times -European Markets -dishonest traders -pig cat (trick) -reveal the trick/secret
II (1) Let the cat out of the bag its root goes back to … deceive businessman show buy have … inside buyer what to do be traced back to … trick merchant / trader display purchase contain customer instruction
II (2) Can ’ t hold a candle to … Background -when -where -who -what Meaning -before was invented -at work -2 workers (at night) -one does the actual work the other holds the light -A is not as good as B
II (2) Can ’ t hold a candle to … make a new type of thing give regular small job capable say what s.t. is like mean (v) not as good invent candle provide chore/task competent describe refer to inferior
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