Rain or Shine Revisited

Feel the 80’s vibes! Here’s a song using our latest idiom of the week – the lyrics are both in the video and below:

Rain or Shine

by Five Star

You’re my knight in shining armour
Chase the devil and the dragons away
From manana to manana
Do I am love you, yes I do do
Storm or sun
You’re the only one and this is how I feel

Rain or shine, you’ll always be
One in a million, my fantasy come true
Rain or shine, it’s you and me
Cut me a heart on a tree and say, it’s for ever not a year and a day

Robin Hood and Major Tom
All the super heroes rolled into one
Kiss away my sad and lonelies
Do I am love you, yes I do do
Silk and steel
That’s the way you feel, and how I love you now

Rain or shine, you’ll always be
One in a million, my fantasy come true
Rain or shine, it’s you and me
Cut me a heart on a tree and say, it’s for ever, not a year and a day
How I love you still

How I love you now
How I love you now
Rain or shine, you’ll always be
One in a million, my fantasy come true
Rain or shine, it’s you and me
Cut me a heart on a tree and say from me to you

Rain
Shine
Rain
Shine
Rain or shine, you’ll always be
One in a million, my fantasy come true
Rain or shine, it’s you and me

Rain or shine
Fantasy comes true
Rain or shine
Rain or shine
Fantasy comes true

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Idiom of the Week: “Rain or Shine”

Meaning: Whether it rains or other bad conditions make it difficult, someone definitely does something or something definitely happens.

Examples:

She goes jogging every morning, rain or shine.

Rain or shine, we will depart this Thursday morning.

This is a rain or shine event.

Pop Quiz:

Ben: It’s stormy outside. Do you think they canceled the party?

Jerry: I heard it’s a rain or shine party.

Ben: ___________________________________________________

A: Oh, it is canceled because it is raining now.

B: They will still have the party.

C: They will give us a rain check.

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Idiom of the Week: “Straight From the Horse’s Mouth”

Meaning: To be said directly by the person or people who have knowledge about something. It is often used by a person talking about another person.

Examples:

1. I won’t believe it until I hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.

2. The news came straight from the horse’s mouth, so we all listened.

3. The rumor proved to be true when it finally came straight from the horse’s mouth.

Pop Quiz:

*Bill and Sam are teammates on a soccer team.

Bill: John told me there is no practice today.

Sam: No, there is practice today! I just talked to Mr. Anderson.

Bill: Ah, straight from the horse’s mouth, I knew John was wrong.

Mr. Anderson is probably:

A.  Bill and Sam’s coach

B.  Bill and Sam’s teammate

C. Bill and Sam’s parent

To see the correct answer, click on “Read more”

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Idiom of the Week: Chicken

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Meaning: To be afraid or be a coward. Used as an adjective or as a noun.

Examples:

Go ahead and order in English! Don’t be a chicken!

They called me a chicken because I didn’t want to ride on the roller coaster.

He wanted to talk to her but he was chicken. He’s a very shy guy.

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of chicken?

A.  Scared

B.  Vegetable

C.  Brave

To see the correct answer, click on “Read more”:

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

There’s a saying in English “April showers bring May flowers,” which means that although you might not like all the rain we get in April, it will help all the beautiful flowers grow in May. Which is kind of another way to say that sometimes you first have to experience something unpleasant in order to to experience joy later on. Here’s an old song using this phrase along with the lyrics – enjoy!

“April Showers”

Written by Louis Silvers and B. G. De Sylva

Performed by Judy Garland

When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it’s raining, have no regrets
Because it isn’t raining rain, you know, it’s raining violets

And when you see clouds upon the hill
You’ll know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a blue bird and listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along

And when you see clouds upon the hill
You’ll know they’ll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a blue bird and listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along

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Idiom of the Week: A Question of Time

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Meaning: Used to describe something that will definitely happen, maybe sooner, maybe later. Also expressed as “A matter of time.”

Examples:

Life will eventually return to normal. It’s just a question of time.

Spring and warm weather will come. It’s just a question of time.

The volcanologist said it’s just a matter of time when the volcano will erupt. It could be next month, it could be next year, it could be twenty years.

Pop Quiz:

If someone says “It’s just a question of time,” they are saying…

A. Something will happen soon.

B. Something will happen a long time from now.

C. It will never happen.

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Idiom of the Week: A Shot in the Arm


Meaning: Something that gives energy or encouragement

Examples:

Thanks for talking to him – it was a shot in the arm. He feels a lot more confident than before.

The development of the new vaccine was a shot in the arm. People are more optimistic now.

Online learning is so much easier now that we have faster Wi-Fi. It was a real shot in the arm.

Pop Quiz:

Which would one is not a good example of “a shot in the arm?”

A. A raise in pay

B. A good night’s sleep

C. A bad headache

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