In today’s episode, Dan and Jennifer talk about the weather cooling down and the season changes. You’ll hear them use the words fall and autumn, which is a common difference among American and British English. Additionally, you’ll hear them talk about how the season is different in Dan’s coastal city, and Jen’s desert city.
This episode will give you a fun way to build your fluency too. Listen while Jen and Dan play a game that will help you increase your vocabulary skills and learn even more idioms and expressions by the end of the conversation!
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*Note: some of the following words have multiple meanings, but are defined related to the context of this episode and conversation
to cool down
Language Focus: Using Word Associations to Build Vocabulary & Fluency
Are you looking for a fun way to build your vocabulary skills and fluency?
Word association is a great way to practice quick thinking skills and limit your tendency to translate from your own language to English.
download the episode guide for more information about how to use word association to increase your English fluency!
Idioms and Expressions
to count down the days to something: to be eager and waiting for a special day/event to happen
to make up one’s mind: to make a final decision about something, to decide between choices
to take what you can get: to be happy with what is available, and not want/wish for more
to come to one’s mind: to enter one’s thoughts, to be remembered
to be on the same page: to think or feel the same way about something
to be down/pumped to do something: to be excited, willing, and ready to do something
We want to hear from you!
Tell us about your favorite season, is it fall/autumn?
Additionally you can answer the following questions:
What do you think of when you hear the word, fall/autumn?
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