Episode 16: School Days, Did you play Hooky?


Get ready to massively increase your vocabulary skills in today’s episode! As Jennifer and Dan talk about their schooldays, they naturally use multiple phrasal verbs, idioms, and English expressions that you can learn to sound more like a native speaker.

You will learn how to talk about your past school experiences, different subjects, and common activities that happened in the US and the UK.

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Podcast Notes:

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.

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Vocabulary Sample:

time flies

wise beyond one’s years

extracurricular activities

glory days

class clown

Language Focus: School Related Phrasal verbs, Idioms & English Expressions

to cram for exams

to hit the books

to brush up on (something)

to play hooky

to bunk off

to skip/cut class

General Idioms and Expressions

to be in one’s shoes (to be back in your HS shoes)

to blow one’s own trumpet

a piece of cake

to be in one’s element

to dip one’s toes in something


download the episode guide for more examples of the above phrasal verbs, idioms, and expressions! 


Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your favorite school memories, what’s a memorable year or event?

Additionally you can answer the following questions:

What was your favorite and least favorite subject in school?

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