In this episode your mouth will be watering as we talk about food, specifically our favorite foods, common diet lifestyles, and our signature dishes! Listen to learn more about common questions and issues surrounding food (ie: allergies) and review some common food vocabulary!
You’ll also learn some new idioms, English expressions, and more about suffixes and what they mean.
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Language Focus: The Suffix -arian & Diet Lifestyles
A suffix is a letter or group of letters that is added to the end of a word to change its meaning or to form a different part of speech. Often you can learn different suffixes, to help you identify new vocabulary. This is a great technique for academic tests where vocabulary recognition is important.
Suffixes will often follow a pattern that shows similar meaning, for example: -ly will almost always indicate an adverb (a word that describes a verb), and the suffix -ful gives the meaning of “full of” (ie: careful = full of care, fearful = full of fear), etc..
Today, you learn about different types of diets that people follow, and many of them use the suffix -arian. The suffix -arian means a person who supports or practices a particular theory, follows a set of principles, or is a certain way. Review the different diets we talk about it today’s episode on the guide!
download the episode guide for more information and examples of these suffixes and diet lifestyles!
Idioms and Expressions
as sick as a dog: very, very sick
without further ado: without waiting any longer, right away
have yet to do something: used to say that something has not been done at the present time of speaking, even though it should have been or is planned
difficult/hard to beat: used to say that something is so good that nothing else could be better
to live on the edge: to live life in a wild, spontaneous, or unusual way; often used (like in this episode) sarcastically to say that something is quite average or norma
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