Unit 21 Karl Marx Lesson 81. What have you found hard to learn in English? listening, speaking, reading, or writing? Or other things like verbs, sentence structure, spelling, pronunciation?. Question for listening --- What does Yang Mei find hard in learning English?
What have you found hard to learn in English? listening, speaking, reading, or writing? Or other things like verbs, sentence structure, spelling, pronunciation?
--- What does Yang Mei find hard in learning English?
--- She finds idioms and useful expressions hard to learn.
Idioms in this lesson:
(have a cold;
catch a cold;
get on with;
of one’s own;
in front of; )
idiom:n.phrase with its special meaning;
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1. Yang Mei is having a talk with her teacher ….
have + n.
have a lesson
/ word with sb;
We will have a get-together on May Day.
2. How are you getting on (with your English)?
How are your studies getting on?
How is your work getting on?
--- I’m getting on well/ nicely/badly/ etc. with…
It is getting on well / nicely / badly.
3. …, but I find idioms and useful expressions hard to learn.
find + 宾语 + 宾补
I find the text easy to learn.
He found it a difficult book.
I found the lesson boring.
I find the door closed.
It is not difficult, really.
Quite well, thank you.
I’m getting on quite well.
--- Would you come to my house?
--- Not today. Maybe tomorrow.
I won’t go today. Maybe I’ll go tomorrow.
5. … little words have meanings of their own.
n. + of one’s own
one’s own + n.;
Jack has a car of his own.
Jack has his own car.
We have got a dictionary of our own now.
We have got our own dictionary now.
1. meet or find unexpectedly
or by chance;
I came across him one day last week.
I came across that picture in a little shop.
2. come over; cross;
While I was walking in the street yesterday, a friend
of mine came across to talk to me.
… came across (the street) to talk to me.
meet or find by chance;
We came upon this idiom in a story.
… came across ….
7. cut down/ cut up
make fall by cutting;
cut into small pieces;
He cut off a branch from a tree.
Don’t cut the tree down.
You can … and then ….
cut sth open:
make an opening in sth;
He fell down from the tree and cut his head open.
He received a letter and
cut it open with a knife.
8. …, with lots of small pieces of wood in front of him.
The guard stood in front of the gate,
with a gun in his hand.
The dog is walking on the bridge,
with a piece of meat in its mouth.