Ramadan is a special month for all Muslims around the world. We fast during this month, meaning we don’t eat and drink from sun up to sundown. In celebrating this holy month, I specially made this lesson for Indonesian English learners. 1. Break the fast (verb) = berbuka puasa 2. Fast-breaking (noun) = buka… Read More Vocabulary and Expressions Related to Fasting and Ramadan
Dumb /dʌm/ As an adjective, it means stupid or unintelligent, but as slang, it functions as an adverb, meaning very. Examples: That exam was dumb hard! The journey to Budapest was dumb long. She is dumb tall.
Example: It’s your birthday, Demi. Why the long face? Meaning: Why do you look so sad on your birthday? Synonymous: – Why are you sad? – Why are you unhappy? – Why are you upset?
If two or more people get together, they meet each other in order to do something or to spend time together. “We should arrange a get-together with our friends from college soon.” Get-together (noun) means an informal social gathering or meeting.
The phrase hit the hay simply means go to bed. The term hay was used in the USA to mean bed. In the early 20th century, the mattresses were often sacks stuffed with hay (hence the similar phrase hit the sack). Synonymous: Catch some Z’s meaning to sleep. Example: All I want to do is go home and catch… Read More Slang: “Hit the hay”
Above can be used in the following ways: 1. as a preposition (followed by a noun) The birds were flying high above the trees. 2. as an adverb (without a following noun) She stared up at the stars above. 3. as an adjective Please reply to the above… Read More Above = too good for
“I’ve had it up to here!” is used to express anger; you are angry about something or angry with someone and want it/them to stop. When was the last time you felt you’ve had it up to here about something or someone?
What do you think Moses would say to his people when he wanted to part the Red Sea? “Stand back, people! I got this!”
If you say “I’m off to . . .” and follwed by a place or verb, it means you’re going to that place or do something. Examples: – I’m off to Bali this weekend. Meaning: I’m going to Bali this weekend. – I’m off to bed. Meaning: I’m going to sleep. –… Read More “I’m off to work now. Bye!”
Incorrect: May 30th, 1975 Correct: May 30, 1975 When you’re writing out a date like May 30, 1975 (in the American style), the day is written as a cardinal number. So you should never write May 30th, 1975. The weird thing though is when you’re speaking. Even though it is written as May… Read More Rules for Writing Dates