Showing posts with the label Idioms

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. 

Present continous - on going actions

  What are you doing? Right now, you are reading. You just started an action and will continue it. You are looking at a website, this website. You are doing something, and it is ongoing. A few seconds ago, you thought about this text, and right now, you are still thinking about this text, processing this information. To read this article, you are scrolling down. When we talk about ongoing actions, that's present continuous: a situation that has begun in the past is still active and may continue in the future. Imagine, while reading this article, you receive a call from a friend. Hi there! What are you doing? she asks. Oh! I am reading an article; I need to study for my test. I hope you don't take too long - she says - We could go to the basketball game after. I am trying to finish quickly. You reply, the thing is, I am talking on the phone. Ok, she says, I get it! I'll leave you alone, hurry up! Were you able to identify the ongoing actions? The following chart gives

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,