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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.



Friday the 01st of March, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (SMOG)

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Welcome back and happy Friday, everyone! 

This week's theme has been Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two other words. Today's word is SMOG

SMOKE + FOG = SMOG

Definition: Fog combined with smoke and other pollutants. 

Example 1: The smog is much better now. I remember when the whole sky was brown some days. 

Example 2: The smog is worse here in the summer. 

Example 3: To help reduce smog, the government has created strict requirements for new cars with respect to their engine's exhaust. 

That concludes this week's lessons. We hope you enjoyed learning these portmanteaus. Have a great weekend!



Thursday the 28th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (SEASCAPE)

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Hello, everyone, and good morning. How's your week going?

By now you probably know that this week's theme is Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two different words. Today's portmanteau is SEASCAPE

SEA + LANDSCAPE = SEASCAPE

Definition: A photograph, painting, or other work of art that shows the sea or something related to the sea (such as a beach or sand). 

Example 1: She paints beautiful seascapes. I own two of her paintings. 

Example 2: For our bedroom, we chose a seascape that has a lot of greens and blues in it. It's so peaceful. 

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



Wednesday the 27th of February, 2019
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PORTMANTEAUS (CHILLAX)

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Good morning! I hope you're having a nice Wednesday. 

As you may know, this week's theme is Portmanteaus. A portmanteau is a word that is a combination of two other words. Today's portmanteau is CHILLAX

CHILL + RELAX = CHILLAX

Definition: A slang word meaning "to relax."

Example 1: I think I'm going to chillax by the fire all weekend. 

Example 2: Remember summers when we were kids? All we had to do was chillax by the pool and do nothing. I miss those days. 

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