Celebrate Jennifer’s birthday is today’s episode! Birthdays are an exciting time, so listen and learn as Jennifer and Dan talk about their birthdays, what they like to do, and about past presents. You’ll review various ways to ask similar questions to maintain a conversation, as well as discover a fun fact about Dan’s birthday!
This episode will also teach you how to talk about age in English, as well as interesting idioms, phrasal verbs, and common expressions to increase your fluency.
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For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.
to put one’s feet up:
to be waited on hand and foot:
to be of age:
Language Focus - Talking about AGE in English
You’ll hear Jennifer and Dan talk a lot about age in this episode, referencing the past, present, and future. So do you know how to accurately talk about age? These are the following ways to express age:
Using the verb TO BE
Using the preposition AT
Using the verb TO TURN
Using DEPENDENT CLAUSES
download the episode guide for more information and examples for talking about AGE in English!
Idioms and Expressions
in my book: in my opinion
to hit the nail on the head: to be exactly right about something
to shout (something) from the rooftops: to be overly excited about something and want to tell everyone about it
to be over the hill: to be over the age of 40
to know what someone’s in for: to know what is going to happen, to be able to expect something and not be surprised
to give (someone) a hard time: to make fun of someone or tease them, often in a jokingly (friendly) way
We want to hear from you!
Tell us about your birthday, your best present and your worst present.
Additionally you can answer the following question:
What was the most enjoyable thing you did to celebrate your birthday?
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