Idiom of the Week: As Good As New

Meaning: Describing an old or used thing that looks good and works well, maybe because of cleaning or repairs.

Examples:

I shined my shoes and now they look as good as new.

I went to visit him in the hospital after his surgery, and when I asked him how he felt, he answered, “As good as new.”

My car runs as good as new after I brought it to the mechanic.

 

Pop Quiz:

If something is as good as new, it’s…

A.  New.

B.  Not new.

C.  Not good.

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Idiom of the Week: Jump on the Bandwagon

Meaning: To do what everyone else is doing.

Examples:

I finally jumped on the bandwagon and bought a smart phone.

All his friends were getting married, so he decided to jump on the bandwagon and get married too.

You’re always jumping on the bandwagon! You just want to be a part of everything that’s popular at the moment!

 

Pop Quiz:

Which is not an example of jumping on the bandwagon?

A.  Buying some shoes that are in fashion.

B.  Joining Facebook because all your friends are on it.

C.  Moving to another city because you know a lot of people who moved there.

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School Life Revisited

Class 2P also wrote about their school days. Read one below and take the quiz afterwards to test your understanding!

Cai Hong Huang

My Experience in School

My name is Cai Hong Huang. I graduated from No. 103 High School in Guangzhou, China. My favorite teacher was Miss Zhang. She was my music teacher. She was single and she was funny. My favorite subject was music and my least favorite subject was math. My three years in high school were very happy.

I had a best friend who was my classmate. Her name was Wen. She always helped me learn and we always ate lunch together. We were very close.

My high school was a famous tourism school in Guangzhou. We had internships at a hotel every year. I was very lucky because I was always assigned to the front desk. It was an important experience for my job.

I wore a uniform in my high school. It was a blue dress. I really liked it. I still have it. My high school had a small hotel in the school. Every student could pay to eat in the hotel. The food was very delicious. In my high school I learned a lot and got a lot of hotel experience.

After I finished high school I was very proud of myself. I worked at the China Hotel. I got a good position. I was a receptionist. I’m very thankful to my No. 103 Tourism High School in Guangzhou, China.

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It’s That Time of Year Again…

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