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Thursday, November 29, 2012

To People Watch

Idiom: "To People Watch"






Context #1:
Joe: I have to pick up my friend today at the airport.  I hate going to the airport.
Chuck: Really?  Not me!  I love sitting in airports.  It's a great place to people watch!
Joe:  Yeah I guess that's true.
Context #2:
Sally: I went Christmas shopping at the mall last night.  It was so crowded!  There were way too many people.
Bill: Yeah, I know.  Every year before Christmas the mall is a zoo.  I let me wife do the shopping while I find a comfortable place to just sit and do a little people watching.  There are so many interesting things to observe.
Meaning: "to people watch" is an expression used to describe the activity of just watching the different kinds of people in a public place. Usually someone "people watches" just out of curiosity.  This idiom can be found in the book LSI Speaking Transitions. This book is used to teach Level 4 Speaking/Listening at LSI schools. For more information visit:www.languagesystems.com

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Soulmate

Idiom: Soulmate






Context #1:
 
Sara: Guess what?  My boyfriend asked me to marry him!
Jane: Wow!  That's great!  You finally found your soulmate.
 
Context #2:
 
Jim: So do you think everyone just has one soulmate?
Bill: Well, I think that it is possible to have more than one choice when it comes to deciding on who to spend the rest of your life with.
 
Meaning:  "soulmate" is an expression used to describe the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with.  This idiom can be found in the book LSI Reading Savvy.  This book is used to teach Level 5 Reading/Vocabulary at LSI schools.  For more information visit: www.languagesystems.com