This is from Episode 10 of the More Than English Podcast where I speak with Luke Kim of Luke Look English. Luke talks about the first part of his journey to English fluency. He started later than other students, others teased him for not knowing as much, and he was faced with a decision.- Do I give up because I'm being made fun of, or do I attack this and become better?- He uses many useful expressions very naturally for you to learn from. Stay around until the end of the video to get explanation of the expressions and vocabulary.
VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
We’ll get into that – To say you’re going to talk about something in the future.
Drop a knowledge bomb – (Slang expression) To give knowledge.
Same here– (Expression) Another way to say, “Me too”
A philosophy of _____ – Grammar form
From A to Z – To explain something from beginning to end
“It’s hard to explain everything from A to Z.”
Let me take you back – (Story-telling Expression) To go to a previous part of a story (Let me go back)
“Let me take you guys back to the first part of my life.”
Back in the day– A long time ago
“Back in the day Koreans started learning English at 13 years old.”
The rest of the _____– The remaining of something
“The rest of the students went to academy.”
Not to mention…– (Fluent Expression) When you want to say additional information
“Not to mention, they could say ‘I am a boy’ or ‘I am a girl’.”
A dumbass (n) – An insult to say stupid, idiot, etc.
“You’re a dumbass.”
That’s what I’m talking about– (Expression) To be excited or to agree about something
Fast forward– (Story-telling Expression) To bring the audience into the future of the story
“Fast forward two years later.”
As it turned out…– (Story-telling Expression) To tell a summary.
Down in the dumps-To be sad about something
“I was down in the dumps.”
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