Showing posts with the label English for adults

Learning English vocabulary with "House of Gucci"

House of Gucci is buzzed as 2021 blockbuster. The real-life-based drama has awakened the audience's interest with an attractive script, stellar cast, impeccable production, and first-class director. The feature is based on the book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, and Greed   by Sara Gay Forden. It portrays the story of Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio Gucci, who had him murdered; by far is a story of love, hatred, ambition, and a particular woman's rise and fall.   Lady Gaga plays Reggiani; undoubtedly, Gaga is one of the most brilliant artists; the critics and press have been talking about her preparation for and performance of her role. 

Idioms: when you know the words but not the meaning

  Have you ever entered a room full of people speaking English? Then, suddenly, you are confused: They are talking words you can understand but can't figure out the meaning of what they are saying. Imagine your co-worker telling you: "Don't  break a sweat   on that report! You can get it fixed if you  pull out an all-nighter . " Did you truly understand what she was trying to tell you? At that moment, you feel you need some coffee to sharpen your mind and think about what your co-worker just told you.  You are walking to the cafeteria and find yourself in trouble because there is a new coffee machine, and it looks complicated to make it work. Another co-worker passes by, and she says: "Don't worry,  right off the bat,  you can tell  is a tricky machine! " and offers to help you.  You accept the help but are clueless about what she said a minute ago: perhaps she wants me to hit it with a bat? You wonder.  That afternoon, you ride the bus to get back home,