Записи с темой: лексика/vocabulary (список заголовков)

Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Today we have an idiom. :)
A very interesting one for holidays but still. Enjoy.

work your socks off
work your tail off

Meaning: If you work your socks off, or work your tail off, you work very hard.

For example:

We had to get the job finished by Friday, so we worked our socks off to get it done on time.

The sales team worked their tails off this quarter, and they've managed to beat the record for first-quarter sales figures.

Quick Quiz:

His exam's on Monday, so Paul will have to work his socks off if he:
a) wants to cheat
b) wants to pass
c) doesn't want to pass

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Who do you ship?

Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Let's talk about your favourite pairings, shall we?

There're going to be some fandom slang expressions here, if you don't get the meaning just ask.

And I`ll start with them:

So they're Dean and Castiel from Supernatural and I ship them so hard (intensively) because they just give me the feels (make me very emotional about) I can't handle. It's pretty much the best love story I've ever seen unfolding on the screen, and yes, they are SO canon (you can also use 'so' before verbs, espesially with Present Continuous) and they're SO gonna (= going to) to kiss at the end of season 8!

I like this pairing just because the story very carefully shows us how Cas falls in love with Dean and then falls from Heaven to protect him. And Dean doesn't return the feeling at first, but then very slowly, little by little starts to let Castiel into his life, risking his life for him, etc-etc... until he falls in love big time (very-very-very deeply)! But Dean obviously isn't ready to be out and proud (accept one's homo- or bisexuality openly) yet. But I hope he will! And Cas will be there for him.

So, guys, tell me about your favourite pairing, will you? Not only slash, any you like, actually.

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Check yourselves, part 2

король под горой
разбежавшись, прыгну со скалы (с)
Pick the option that best matches each sentence. There might be more than one option.
Try not to use dictionaries!

1. So long!
a) So this is goodbye, right?
b) Is it Wagner?
c) Is it as long as you say?

2. What did you do in the first class?
a) The teacher talked about physics and gave us an overview of what we’ll be covering.
b) The students told the teacher their names.
c) I don’t remember, I was what, 6 years old?

3. It’s my peculiarity.
a) I am perfectly normal, excepr for the second head.
b) It’s my thing.
c) It’s something that makes me special.

4. He is not really adequate.
a) He is kind of crazy.
b) He is kind of nasty.
c) I need more people on my team, one guy is not enough.

5.What’s my task.
a) Your destiny can be your doom.
b) You really need to write down your homework assignments!
c) Stamp these envelopes and address them. Tell me when you’re done.

6. She called to me.
a) She’s got a phone.
b) She’s got magic powers.
c) I’m writing poetry, all the way back in the 19th century.

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Check yourselves

король под горой
разбежавшись, прыгну со скалы (с)
Pick the option that best matches each sentence. There might be more than one option.
Try not to use dictionaries!

1. He had a problem with his pupil.
a) He had a problem with his student.
b) He needed an eye doctor.
c) He had a problem with his dog.

2. Say when!
a) Tell me when it’s going to happen.
b) Tell me when your glass is full.
c) Say the word when.

3. How is he called?
a) I just shout.
b) Jonathan, but his friends call him Buddy.
c) There is a special ritual. Don’t try this at home.

4. He was late for 5 minutes.
a) He died, but came to life 5 minutes later.
b) He was supposed to be there at 6 sharp but he came in 6.05.
c) He was late at first, but only for 5 minutes, when he magically turned back time and was no longer late.

5. This is dog.
a) We’re talking about Labrodors.
b) We’re talking about Korean food.
c) You don’t want to know.

6. It was the third course.
a) Ahh, college…
b) Aahh, dinner…
c) Ahhh, there was a third option! What do you mean, tertium non datur?

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
So... We had a very serious question at the lesson today.

Can Ironman piss in his costume?

So... What's your opinion?

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Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Can you guess what the text is about?

Wordle: english2

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Your fav character [IN ENGLISH ONLY!!!]

Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Ok, now let's talk about your favorite characters from books, movies, series, anime... whatever... )))

Tell me about one character, that you totally adore... like... WORSHIP! OK?

Where is he/she from. When did you first see him/her? Describe the personality, habits, job, relationships etc.
The more you tell us, the better! Who knows, may be some new people will come to your fandom?
Don't forget to add a photo!

So... I`ll start then...

Right now I`m obsessed with this man. I guess, you recognize him, don't you?

His name's Sherlock Holmes and he is the best consulting detective EVER! Frankly speaking, the only one!
I like the idea of Sherlock living in the 21st century cause the series is absolutely fabulous with lots of gay jokes about Sherlock and John. I love John, too, by the way. He's so cute and adorable, I can't help admiring him!

So... Sherlock... We can't call him handsome, though he is incredibly charismatic, sometimes even charming. He's quite tall and slim, and he's got such pretty curly dark hair. I love his curls! I`m also in love with his awesome prominent cheekbones and this stern look when he's thinking about the case.

I also love his character. Sherlock is a self-confident genius (well... may be he shows off a little too much... but Watson likes it anyway), and energetic when it comes to cracking a case. He can also be rather introverted and unsociable when he's got nothing to do. I like the way his eyes flash, when a sudden revelation comes to him and he feels that he's close to solving a mystery.

All in all, he's absolutely adorable and I recommend all of you to watch this fascinating series. You won't regret it!!!

Here are some useful words for you:

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Loony English!!!