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Thursday the 04th of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO FOOL AROUND)

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Happy Thursday, everyone! Are you ready for our next lesson in our week of Fool Expressions?

Today we are learning the expression TO FOOL AROUND

Definition 1: To spend time doing nothing productive. 

Example 1: I just fooled around on Facebook for the last hour. I can't believe I spend so much time on social media. 

Example 2: Stop fooling around; we have to clean the house!

Definition 2: To have sexual relations. 

Example 3: Did you guys fool around?

Example 4: I think they fooled around after the party on Saturday. 

There's a similar expression, to mess around, that has the same meaning as Definition 1. We looked at this expression in 2011. You can read that lesson at the following link: https://www.ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/1778

This concludes today's lesson. I hope you have a great day.

See you tomorrow!



Wednesday the 03rd of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEONE)

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Hello, everyone!

If you read yesterday's or Monday's Daily Vitamin lessons, then you know that this week's lessons are about Fool Expressions.

Today's expression is: TO MAKE A FOOL OF SOMEONE / ONESELF

Definition: To trick someone so that they look stupid or foolish; to do something that makes you or someone else look foolish.

Notice that this expression can be reflexive. 

Example 1: The man drank a lot and made a fool of himself at the wedding. 

Example 2: I was so nervous during my job interview. I think I really made a fool of myself

Example 3: I'm afraid to sing karaoke because I know I'll make a fool of myself

Example 4: You have made a fool of your mother. You should be ashamed. 

That's all for today's lesson. Thank you for reading!



Tuesday the 02nd of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (TO PITY THE FOOL)

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope you are enjoying the second day of April. 

We are continuing our Fool Expressions with the idiom TO PITY THE FOOL

Definition: An expression used when one feels sorry for someone else. 

Example 1: I pity the fool who has to clean up after this party.

Example 2: This history book is so boring. I pity the fool who has to read it for class. 

There is a very famous example of this expression in the movie Rocky III; the actor Mr. T. uses this expression when talking about Rocky Balboa. You can watch the clip at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnKm6ftPu0&feature=youtu.be

That's all for today. Thanks for reading!



Monday the 01st of April, 2019
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FOOL EXPRESSIONS (APRIL FOOL'S DAY)

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Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin

Today is April 1st, which is known in some countries as April Fool's Day. Our theme for this week will be Fool Expressions, and we begin with APRIL FOOL'S

Definition: An expression people say after they play a joke on someone on April 1st. 

Example 1: Your Mom called and she said someone took your bicycle. April fool's!

Example 2: The meeting is cancelled. April fool's!

This expression can be written two ways:
April fools'
April fool's 


We did a great post about this holiday, and some vocabulary related to it, in 2005; can you believe we have been creating Daily Vitamin lessons for so long? Enjoy this lesson and its vocabulary at the following link. 

https://www.ziggurat.es/leccion_ingles/326

Has someone ever played an April Fool's Day joke on you? If so, tell us about it on one of our social media sites (Facebook or Twitter)

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Have a great day!



Friday the 29th of March, 2019
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DRIVING VOCABULARY (U-EY)

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Happy Friday, everyone! I hope that you've enjoyed our week of lessons about Driving Vocabulary.

We are completing this theme with the slang word U-EY.

Definition: U-ey is slang for the word "U-turn." A U-turn is when a vehicle makes a 180-degree turn, in a U-shaped course, to face in the opposite direction.

Example 1: Oops, I missed our turn. I'll have to make a u-ey

Example 2: Can you make a u-ey here? I don’t see any signs that say it's illegal. 

That's all for this week. Thank you for reading!

We will see you on Monday for another week and a fun new theme. See you then.