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Food Idiom • Another/a second bite of the cherry: another opportunity to do something Ex: He missed a medal in the 100M, but will get a second bite of the cherry in the 400M. 2. Bite someone’s head off: speak to sb angrily Ex: I asked what was wrong, but he just bit my head off. 3. Bite the hand that feeds you 1. My new co-worker is a real peach. 2. She’s the top banana in our company. 3. He’s real ham at office parties. 4. He’s a couch potato. 5. She’s a smart cookie. 6. He wants to ask for a raise, but he’s chicken. 7. What’s cooking? 8. The English test was no picnic. 9. He’s nuts about me. 1. He’s nice. 2. She’s the boss. 3. He’s funny. 4. He’s lazy. 5. She’s intelligent. 6. He’s afraid. 7. What’s new? 8. It was difficult. 9. He likes me a lot. Birthday in Spain Everybody will pull kid’s ear on his birthday. According to the number of his age, people pull his ear. Birthday in Greece Blowing all candles in one breath origins from Greece. Cake: egg, meaning of birth. Birthday in Poland Some Polish is given their name as per the names shown on calendar. So besides on the day their were born, Polish celebrate their birthday on the date belonging to their name. Birthday in Korea After giving baby, mother eat “seaweed soup” for getting rid of blood and avoid losing hair. Birthday is one day which mother suffers, so people eat seaweed soup on birthday. Temperature 1. For an approximate conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit, multiply the Celsius temperature by 2 and add 30. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, subtract 30 from the Fahrenheit temperature and divide by 2. F = C x 2 + 30 C = (F-30) / 2 Floor The street-level floor is called the ground floor or the first floor. In North America, a traditional superstition is that the number 13 is unlucky. For this reason, some buildings, especially older ones, do not have a thirteenth floor. Refrigerator The refrigerator door often serves as a family posting area for important memos, schedules, reminders of appointments, “to do” lists of household chores, and shopping lists. It also often serves as a gallery of family photographs and children’s artwork. These items are often held to the refrigerator door by decorative magnets. Bedding A bed generally consists of a box spring and a mattress, which are usually raised above the floor on a frame. Bed linen consists of sheets and pillowcases. When making a bed, a fitted sheet is put on first. It has corners sewn with elastic to keep the sheet tightly attached to the mattress. This is followed by a flat sheet, which does not have elastic and is usually tucked under the mattress at the foot. Over this, a blanket and sometimes a comforter or bedspread are added. Dry cleaners A dry cleaners is a business that cleans clothing and items made of fabric with chemicals instead of water. Some dry cleaners may provide other services such as making alterations and ironing. Laundromats are places where you pay money to wash and dry your clothes in machines. Company Benefits Benefits are provided by an employer as part of a job. They include programs that protect the health and well-being of the employee’s family, such as health insurance, life insurance, and childcare services. Benefits may also include paid time off for vacations, holidays, and illness. Some benefit plans offer family or parental leave, a period of paid time off after the birth of a child, following an adoption or foster care placement, or in the case of a family member becoming seriously ill or injured. Generally, money is deducted from each paycheck to cover part of the cost of these programs. Smoke detector An electronic machines that make a loud noise to alert people when there is smoke in a building. Many state and local laws require all residential buildings to have smoke detectors. Smoke detectors should be located on the ceiling, ideally in a hallway near the bedrooms. Because cooking smoke can set off smoke detectors, they should not be placed in the kitchen. It is important to test the smoke detector batteries once a month and replace them once a year. Smoke detectors are inexpensive, usually about $10, and are available in most home improvement stores. Co-payment Co-payment: A payment made by an individual who has health insurance, usually at the time a service is received, to offset some of the cost of care. Co-payments are a common feature of HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans in the US. Co-payment size may vary depending on the service, generally with low copayments required for visits to a regular medical provider and higher payments for services received in the emergency room, the latter intended to discourage insured persons from using the emergency room unless it is absolutely necessary. Also called co- insurance. Dress code Smart casual means dress casual or nice casual clothing, not jeans and a T-shirt. Smart is a common adjective used in the U.K. to describe someone’s appearance or dress. In the U.S., people would use the words nice, great, or stylish a decoration or work of art which has many parts that move freely in the air, for example hanging from threads Being a guest When invited to someone’s house for diner, it is customary in the U.S. to bring something. If you’re not sure what to bring, it is perfectly acceptable to ask the host. However, the host will probably tell you not to bring anything. In that case, you decide whether you still want to bring something small, like chocolates or candies for after dinner. Traditional sweets from your own country would be a nice gesture. Also, in the U.S., people usually arrive about 15 minutes after the stated invite time, but not earlier. In the U.K., people tend to arrive only a few minutes after the invite time. And in either country if the invitation says sharp, e.g., 8 o’clock sharp, that means you must be there right on time at 8. Baby shower Traditionally, a baby shower is held only for the mother-to-be, and only women attend. The original intent was for women to share wisdom and lessons on the art of becoming a mother. Many people choose to have baby showers for both parents, and some people have a men-only shower. In Jewish tradition and Ethiopian tradition, a celebration and gift reception is held only after the birth of a child. Traditionally, baby showers were given only for the family's first child, but over time, it has become more common to hold them for subsequent or adopted children. Even when a shower is held for only the first child, it is not uncommon for a parent to have more than one baby shower, such as one with friends and another with co-workers. Wedding Throwing rice used to be customary at weddings in the U.S., but it is dangerous to birds, so most people nowadays throw rose petals or rice paper confetti that is biodegradable ( can break down naturally and wont’ harm the environment) Seller Financing is a loan provided by the seller of a property or business to the purchaser. Usually, the purchaser will make some sort of down payment to the seller, and then make installment payments (usually on a monthly basis) over a specified time, at an agreed- upon interest rate, until the loan is fully repaid. There are no universal requirements mandated for seller financing. In order to protect both the buyer's and seller's interests, a legally-binding Purchase Agreement should be drawn up with the assistance of an attorney and then signed by both parties. Number 13 The street-level floor is called the ground floor or the first floor. In North America, a traditional superstition is that the number 13 is unlucky. For this reason, some buildings, especially older ones, do not have a thirteenth floor. Sales tax In the United States and Canada, a sales tax is added to the price of most products, although essential items such as food and clothing are sometimes exempt. The sales tax is not included in the advertised price of goods, and it is paid at the time of purchase. This tax varies by state or province and ranges from 5 to 8 percent of the purchase price. For example, with a 5 percent sales tax, the final price of a $9.99 item is $10.49. A rain check Rain check began as a baseball term. If a game was cancelled because of bad weather, fans could use rain checks to attend a subsequent game. This term is now commonly used in stores. If an item is advertised at a sale price but is sold out or is not available, customers can ask for a rain check. When the item becomes available, customers with a rain check can buy the item at the sale price, even if it is no longer on sale. The term is also used idiomatically to mean that you can’t accept an invitation right now but would like to accept it later. For example, if someone invites you to an event you can say I’m sorry, but I’m busy tomorrow. Can I take a rain check? Married couple Married couples are sometimes identified by pluralized form of their shared last name. For example, the couple Hugo and Marta Rivera is labeled The Riveras. 1. How much money does Petruchio owe to the taxman? a. 45,000 pounds b. 54,000 pounds plus interest c. 50,000 pounds 2. When Katherine checks her diary to see if she can come to Bianca's party, what's written in it? a. Chair Select Meeting b. Drinks with the girls c. Empty bins 3. How old is Kate? a. 38 b. 42 c. 34 4. What does Katherine do to Robbie at Bianca's party? a. Throw a drink over him b. Kick him c. Smash his guitar over his head. 5. What’s Petrochio’s title? a. 17th Viscount of Scotney b. The Honorable Baron c. 16th Earl of Charlbury 6. Where do Kate and Petruchio go on honeymoon? a. Italy b. France c. Germany 7. Where does Petruchio hide Kate's mobile phone? a. In a refrigerator b. Under a plant pot c. In the cooker 8. Who does Mrs Mignola get engaged to? a. Tranio b. Tim Agnew c. Harry 9. How does Petruchio finally get to his wedding? a. On a moped b. In a taxi c. On a bicycle 10. How many babies does Kate have? a. one b. two c. three 11. What is the title of this film? 12. How do people describe Kate? (use adjective) 13. What does Bianca do? 14. What does Tim do? 15. What does Harry do? 16. What is Kate’s job? 17. Where do Petruchio and Kate first meet? 18. How much does Harry have to give Petruchio if Petruchio is married to Kate? 19. What does Petruchio dress like in his wedding? 20. Where does Petruchio throw Kate luggage into? 2. Barnes and Noble 1. Grand Central station Bookstore 3. Central Park Zoo 4. Carnegie Hall 8. St. Patrick’s 6. Chrysler Cathedral Building 5. Empire State Building 9. Guggenheim Museum Empire State Building Still the most famous building in New York. A must for all visitors. In the film “Sleepless in Seattle”, the man and the woman had been arranged to meet at the top of this building. Guggenheim Museum Designed by renowned U.S. architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this remarkable building houses one of the world’s great collections of modern art and sculpture. St. Patrick’s Cathedral This gothic-style cathedral is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church in New York. Central Park Zoo Located on the East Side at 65th Street, this zoo has many architectural innovations. Make sure you visit the indoor rain forest. Chrysler Building When built in 1930, it was the tallest building in the world. It’s still considered New York’s finest by many people. Barnes and Noble Book store An ornate iron and glass building that began life in 1913 as a bookstore and has been a bookstore ever since. Carnegie Hall Built in 1891, this is one of the most popular concert halls in New York. Grand Central Station Constructed between 1903 and 1913, it’s not just a place where you catch trains. It’s much more than that.
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