Improve your vocabulary with these idioms

Improve your vocabulary with these idioms.

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Context

Mrs. Watson (The class teacher) told a week ago that the school will be organizing a competition for acting and sports where there are going to be some big-shot personalities to judge and find out the real talent in us. I don’t know why, but when it comes to act and play, it is in my element.

For Joe (my close friend) it was definitely not an easy decision. He got nervous wreck (Click here!) fearing he might choke at the stage while performing. I encouraged him for a while, the next moment he was all ready, pumped up (Click here!) to take part in this competition.

Though I gave him much of the motivation so he takes part in the competition, but I really wanted that it should be his decision finally to perform at stage, so I asked him to sleep on it and then decide what he really wants to do.

I had to get to school earlier but since I slept in (Click here!), I got ready in few minutes, grabbed a bite to eat and reached the place.

The competition started and all performed as if they have been doing this for ages. Soon after the competition the results were announced which took us by surprise(surprised) when we heard that Joe won the competition. Though I did not win it, I was on cloud nine (Click here!) , maybe because one of my close friends has won it.

Idioms

Big-shot

big shot

Meaning

An important or famous person.

Example

  •  People making it to this award function are all big-shots.
  • You really don’t wanna mess with the director, he is a big-shot.

To be in one’s element

comfort

Meaning

It is used when you are completely comfortable doing something that comes very naturally.

Example

  • Doing cardio and stretches is in Ben’s element.
  • People don’t experience any adventure or fact when they try to be in their element.

Sleep on it

sleep on it

Meaning

It is used when you want the other person to think deeply about something and then give their final decision.

 Example

  • You are in anger now, sleep on it today and tell me your decision then.
  • I think you should sleep on it and then decide to quit or not, so you never regret it, after all not everyone gets to work here.

Note: It is said so because often times we react to someone/something in anger that we regret down the line. So there is a saying that if we sleep and then make a decision, it is in balanced state of mind because when something is important , making a decision after a good night sleep is a good decision.

Grab a bite to eat

grab a bite

Meaning

To get something to eat.

Example

  • Lemme grab something to eat and then we can go out.
  • Tony grabbed something to eat before office and went to his apartment right away (Click here!).

For ages

for ages

Meaning

From a long period of time.

Example

  • I have not tried basketball for ages.
  • I was surprised when a small kid performed at the event; it seemed he has been doing this for ages. 

Improve your English vocabulary with these idioms and make sure you make them your active vocabulary.

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How to start a conversation in English?

How to start a conversation in English?

Do you have difficulty while speaking English?

Are you the one who often steps back just because you don’t know what to say to the person in front?

If that’s you, I hope till the end of this page, I will be able to make a difference in your present scenario and you will be able to start a conversation with anyone- formal or informal, social gatherings, pub or at school.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business:

  • Hi! What’s up? – It’s just an informal way of asking the person if anything happened since we last met.
  •  Hi! What’s new? – Same as above.
  • I wonder if we – this is hands-down the best phrase to strike the conversation with the person you might know but you have not spoken to him/her lately.
  •  What you have been lately – we use this phrase to inquire the person in front about what he has been doing lately.
  •  How are you getting on? – An alternative of saying ‘How are you?’
  •  You doing Ok? – We use this phrase to ask the person in front about the present condition if he has gone through some tough experience.
  •  Hey! Long time no see! – We use this phrase when we have not met the person in front for a long time.
  •  Hi! How is your day going? – It is often used in informal situations such as friends, family and colleague.
  •  Did you hear what happened…? – We use this phrase in informal situations relating to some incident that happened to strike up your conversation.
  •  How have you been? – Alternative phrase for ‘How are you?’
  •  I don’t think we have met before – we use this phrase to strike up a conversation with someone at a party. It is said something like this: “I don’t think we have met before- My name is Joe……..”
  •  “So from how long have you been following him/her?” – It is how a native will strike up a conversation in a concert or function.
  •  “I really loved the place, especially the food, drinks and all. What do you say?” – You can use this phrase to strike up a conversation with a stranger at a beach, new city or party.
  •  “It’s such a nice view, isn’t it?” – you must have understood when to use it.
  •  “This is my favorite song- I just love rock songs. What about you?” – Natives often use this phrase to strike up a conversation at a bar or a party.
  •  “I just love this player, I think his team is gonna win. What do you say?” – I still use the same phrase to strike conversation at a stadium during a match – Football, Cricket or Hockey.

The above phrases are some of the conversation starters which you may use to start your conversation with anyone. Tell me in the comment section below in case if I missed any.

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I will get back to you with some more free content soon till then try to strike up your conversation using these phrases and see if you can.

I know you can.

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