Earlier this week I did a vocabulary lesson based on a girl doing animal impressions. She was amazing…but after watching “Einstein” the parrot’s animal impressions I have to say, that girl’s got nothing on this parrot!
What’s “got nothing on someone” mean?
The expression “got nothing on someone” (or “have nothing on someone”) is used to compare different people and their qualities, skills, etc.
The person that’s “got nothing” is the thing that is less in comparison to the other person(s). Continue reading
This gal does amazing animal impressions. What’s an impression? There are several definitions of this word, but in this situation an impression is an imitation of something. Here’s she’s acting like she is different animals.
Check out her video and then take the quiz to see if you can name all of the animals.
Now here’s a quick quiz.
Hey everyone! Here’s another flight safety instruction lesson (previous lessons include a rapping flight attendant and vocabulary practice). This time we can review some grammar: The Imperative.
The imperative is used to tell someone to do something, or not to do something. It’s a command.
Since airline safety instruction demonstrations are telling people what to do – and not to do – flight attendants use the imperative throughout their speeches.
1. To form the imperative, use the present tense.
2. The subject of the imperative is always the same: you.
I traveled last night by plane again and decided to do some more safety video lessons so you can practice hearing different accents. Here you will listen to an American accent. You can listen to an Australian accent here.
In this lesson you will also learn some vocabulary related to air travel. Please note that there are different words for the same things. For example, airplane is the same as aircraft. And, life vest is the same as life jacket. Don’t get frustrated; many of the names sound similar. Continue reading