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Friday the 08th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (A SHOT AT SOMETHING)

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is our last day of this week's theme, Idioms Through Songs. Today we are looking at Justin Bieber’s "Sorry" and the idiom A SHOT AT (SOMETHING)

Lyrics: I just need one more shot at forgiveness.

Definition: A try or attempt. 

Example 1: I need one more shot at trying to get them to buy the house. I know I can make the sale. 

Example 2: Let's take one more shot at fixing the car. If this doesn't work, we can try another plan. 

You can listen to the song at the following link, and you will find the lyrics below the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRh_vgS2dFE

That's all for this week. We hope you enjoyed learning new idioms through songs. Have a great weekend!



Thursday the 07th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (HOUSE OF CARDS)

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Welcome back, everyone!

It's Thursday and the fourth day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week. For today, we are looking at Katy Perry's "Firework" and the expression HOUSE OF CARDS.

Lyrics: Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin / Like a house of cards / One blow from caving in

Definition: Literally, a house of cards is a structure that is built with playing cards. Figuratively, it is a situation without a strong foundation; something that could easily fall or break.

Example 1: My life was like a house of cards before I got my new job and had financial security.

Example 2: The new plan that the CEO has come up with for our expansion in Europe is so complicated, yet very weak. It's like a house of cards that could come tumbling down at any moment.

You can listen to the song at the following link. Below the video, the lyrics are included:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw

That's it for today. Join us tomorrow for our last lesson of the week!



Wednesday the 06th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (TO CARRY THE WORLD UPON ONE'S SHOULDERS)

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Good morning, readers! It's the third day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week.

Today we are looking at The Beatles' "Hey Jude" and the expression TO CARRY THE WORLD (UP)ON ONE'S SHOULDERS

Lyrics: Don't carry the world upon your shoulders.

Definition: To worry. 

Example 1: When I'm stressed and working a lot, I feel like I'm carrying the world on my shoulders

Example 2: Don't worry so much, friend. You can't carry the world on your shoulders

You can listen to the song (with lyrics) at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rUOn3fTZxk

That's all for now. I hope you're not feeling like you're carrying the world upon your shoulders. :-)

Thank you for reading!



Tuesday the 05th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (BORN AND RAISED)

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Welcome back, everyone! It's our second day of our Idioms-Through-Songs week.

Today we are looking at Journey's "Don’t Stop Believing" and the expression BORN AND RAISED

Lyrics: Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit.

Definition: The place where a person was born and spent their childhood. 

Example 1: I was born and raised here, in this town. 

Example 2: My Dad was born and raised in Canada, but he moved to France when he was 18. 

You can listen to the song at the following link (and the lyrics are included):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KGe_4leh_Y

That's it for today. Thank you for reading!

Tomorrow join us for another lesson where we will extract another idiom from a song, this time by The Beatles.



Monday the 04th of March, 2019
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IDIOMS THROUGH SONGS (CRYSTAL CLEAR)

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Hello, everyone! I hope that you had a nice weekend.

Can you believe that we are already into the third month of 2019? Time flies, especially when you're having fun. 

This week we are looking at Idioms Through Songs. We are beginning with Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and the idiom CRYSTAL CLEAR.

Lyrics: Finally, I can see you crystal clear. (This comes out at the very begining of the song.)

Definition: Perfectly clear. 

Example 1: I can hear you crystal clear

Example 2: With these headphones, I can hear the singer crystal clear

You can listen to the song at the following link. The lyrics to the song can be found below the video in YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

That's all for today. Thank you for reading! Join us tomorrow for another song and another idiom.