Thanksgiving is in a few days. It might not be a holiday for some of you, but there's always something worth appreciating everyday! Remember to give thanks and show gratitude!
Think about your spouse, your family, your friends, your coworkers, what is something they do that really irritates you? Do they eat your food without asking? Do they always leave the toilet seat up?
Now you know what pet peeves are!
A pet peeve has nothing to do with a dog, cat or any sort of pet. A pet peeve (noun) actually means an experience or behavior that really bothers and irritates you (and you probably complain about). You will find that a lot of these pet peeves involve manners, family, relationships, and hygiene.
We all have different pet peeves and some particular behavior may be more irritating to you than someone else. I think one of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't say "thank you" when you hold the door for them. That really irritates me because it doesn't take a lot of effort to say two words! What is one behavior that really bothers and irritates you?
Compliment [kom-pluh-ment] is an expression that shows praise or admiration to someone. It can be a noun (" A good compliment could make anyone happy" ) or a verb which is the act of giving a compliment ("My boss complimented me on my excellent spreadsheet")
Who doesn't like a compliment? Famous writer, Mark Twain once said, "I can live for two months on a good compliment." Complimenting someone takes only 10 seconds but it can make a person feel good for days. It always feels nice to compliment people or to be complimented on, however, sometimes a compliment could also offend someone. Here are some ways you could express a compliment. Pay attention to the underlined words used to compliment someone and try using them on someone you want to acknowledge!
Keep these in mind when giving compliments:
The best way to get better at giving compliments is to get lots of practice! Get ready and give someone a compliment today!
There are so many egg options at restaurants that sometimes it's hard to make a decision! I know it's difficult for me. A lot of places give you the choice to choose your own style of eggs. I always forget that there are so many different kinds and always just get scrambled eggs. It seems like this happens to a lot of other people too, especially with non native speakers because they don't know the names of other egg styles. Hopefully this picture will help you out when you order at a restaurant next time.
You may have also seen the word "omelet" written as "omelette." Both are the same except "omelete" is considered more American English.
Deviled egg is commonly seen here in the US. To make it, the egg would be boiled and then the egg yolk would be removed to be added with mayonnaise and mustard. It is then added back into the boiled egg white. It's served cold and is delicious.
Tea egg is probably more common in Asian countries. It is known as egg boiled in tea and some other spices to make it very flavorful.
What's your favorite kind of egg style?
I saw this cute picture the other day on love idioms and had to share! These are some of the most popular idioms that we use related to love. Look at the picture and learn what each of them mean below.
What do the idioms mean?
1. Tie the Knot
To get married!
e.g. Carl and Tina will tie the knot next week! I'm so excited for them!
2. Get Dumped
When someone ends a relationship with you
e.g. Lee go dumped by Tracy last weekend. He didn't expect it, but Tracy was very unhappy.
3. Love to Pieces
To love someone or something a lot!
e.g. Shania loves her dog to pieces. She can't go anywhere without him.
4. Double Date
When two couples go out and spend time together
e.g. Stephan and Sally are going on a double date with Anastacia and Andrea.
5. Fall for Someone
To be in love with someone
e.g. It's hard not to fall for her! She's perfect for me!
6. Find Mr/Mrs Right
the perfect man or woman
e.g. I didn't think it would take me 20 years to find my Mr Right, but I finally found him!
7. Blind Date
Going on a date for two people who have never met each other people
e.g. I’ve never been on a blind date before. I'm so nervous. I hope he's a nice guy.
8. Pop the Question
to ask someone to marry you
e.g. I think I'm going to pop the question to Liza on Saturday. I hope the weather will be nice.
9. Go Dutch
You each pay separately for a meal
e.g. Let’s go dutch tonight, I’ll get the first drinks, you can get the next ones!
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