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#SpeakEnglish with David. This is the final Christmas #Englishlesson for 2016 as we prepare for 'Christmas Day'!

Last minute preparations before the 'big day'.

• Last minute: There is very little time left (e.g. to finish Christmas shopping before the shops close).

• Preparations: Verb to ‘prepare’ (get ready)

• Big day: An important celebration or event e.g. Christmas Day, a birthday, a wedding etc.

• Yesterday (23rd December) was the busiest day for travelling over Christmas.

• Busiest: A 'superlative adjective'.

• Travelling : People travel by car, coach, bus, airplane or train.

• Over Christmas = the few days (2 or 3 days) before and after Christmas Day.

• We can also say e.g. over the weekend or over the next few days

• Christmas Eve: Eve is the shortened version of ‘evening’.

• Evening is 6pm – 12 midnight. However; when we talk about Christmas Eve it means the whole day (24th December).

• Tonight (the night of Christmas Eve) Santa (Santa Claus) / Father Christmas will be busy delivering presents to children everywhere. He will ride through the skies on his sleigh which is pulled by Reindeer.

• Raise my glass: To lift up a glass (usually containing alcohol) and to offer good wishes. We say things like 'too your health' or 'cheers'. At Christmas we say 'Merry Christmas'.

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#SpeakEnglish with David. In this Christmas English lesson I talk about some of the presents I will be giving to friends and family over Christmas. I also talk about the three important days over Christmas: Christmas Eve; Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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Welcome to #SpeakEnglish with David. In this Christmas #EnglishLesson I am talking about:

- Party Expressions
- Having Too Much To Drink
- Drink Driving

Party Expressions:

• It was a great party
• It was one hell of a party
• I had a ball
• Party animal (someone who loves parties and goes to lots or someone who always goes out e.g night clubbing partying).

Having too much alcohol to drink:

Drunk (different stages of being drunk)

• Merry
• Tipsy
• Sloshed
• Unsteady on their feet (I hope he got home ok)
• Plastered (slurring her words)
• Half cut
• Paralytic
• Wasted
• Plastered
• Comatosed
• Out for the count

Drink Driving

• 1967 – breathalyser introduced in England
• Over the limit (80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood)
- 2 pints / 2 glasses of wine / 2 shots of spirit eg Whisky, run, vodka, brandy etc
• Designated driver (sometimes FREE soft drinks_
• Soft drinks e.g Coca Cola, orange juice, water (non-alcoholic).

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#Idiom - #LookMeInTheEye

'Look me in the eye' is a frequently used idiomatic expression in British English (and American English too).

Definition:

'To talk to someone in an honest way that shows no doubts' (http://dictionary.cambridge.org).

'Look directly at someone without showing embarrassment, fear, or shame' (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com).

It would seem to make more sense to say 'look me in the eyes' because most people have two eyes but it's an idiomatic expression and idioms don't make sense.

As an alternative to using the idiom, a mother might say to her young son: 'Look into my eyes Jimmy and tell me honestly; did you kick the cat'?

Using the idiom form she might say: 'Look me in the eye Jimmy and tell me honestly; did you kick the cat'?

We also say things like 'keep your eye (yes that's one eye again) on my handbag while I get another another drink (so that nobody steals it)'.

If you are playing a sport such as tennis and you keep missing the ball with your racquet, your coach might say 'keep your eye (one eye again) on the ball (so you don't keep missing it)'.

In the handbag example it's also OK to substitute the word 'an' for 'your'. So you can say 'keep an eye on my handbag'.

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English Lesson - Christmas Tree, Gifts, Greetings & Father Christmas.

In this English lesson we look at things to do with Christmas. In particular; the Christmas tree, Christmas gifts, Christmas greetings and Father Christmas.

• Christmas tree (real or artificial)
• Christmas lights (turning on the lights)
• Christmas tree decorations
• Christmas fairy (placed on the top of the Christmas tree)
• Christmas presents placed around the Christmas tree
• Christmas cards sent to friends and family

Christmas Greetings

• Merry Christmas
• Happy Christmas
• Season’s Greetings
• Yuletide Greetings (Yuletide is a very old word for Christmas)
• Happy Yuletide
• In England we don’t usually say Happy Holidays (although you will hear it sometimes). Happy Holidays is an American expression.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas also called Santa Claus or Santa. Occasionally he’s called Saint Nicholas or Saint Nic (although that’s not very common in England). Santa has a big white beard and white hair and he dresses in a red outfit. Santa delivers presents to children all over the world on Christmas Eve. He flies through the sky on a sleigh pulled by Reindeer. Santa climbs down the chimneys in people’s houses to deliver a sack full of toys to the children while they are sleeping. It’s a tradition to leave out a mince pie and a glass of brandy for Santa.

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English Expression – The Run up to Christmas.

Welcome to #SpeakEnglish with David and today’s #Englishlesson. In this English lesson I am talking about the English expression ‘the run up to Christmas’.

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#SpeakEnglish with David. In this Enlish lesson I am talking about the weather at the beach.

#EnglishLesson talking about the weather on a cold, misty day at the beach. https://www.facebook.com/speakenglishwithdavid/videos/1848002498746268/

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Prepositions of Place - At The Beach

http://SpeakEnglishWithDavid.com In today's English lesson I am at the beach talking about 'prepositions of place'. #PrepositionsOfPlace are words like in, on, at, around, through, over, under, beneath, towards and away. I am going to use prepositions like these to talk about the beach.

- I am standing 'on' the sand.
- I am walking 'across' the beach.
- I am walking 'towards' the promenade.
- The promenade is the road running 'beside' the beach.
- There are some railings at the 'side' of the promenade.
- I could jump 'up' 'onto' the promenade.
- I could crawl 'on' my hands and knees 'beneath' (or 'below') the railings.
- I could step 'through' the railings.
- I could climb 'over' the railings.
- There's someone running 'along' the promenade.
- There is someone walking 'along' the beach (or 'across' the sand).
- There is someone walking with their dog 'along' the shore (the seashore).
- I would love to go for a swim 'in' the sea.
- I'd love to swim 'through' those waves.
- If I had a surfboard I could surf 'along' the waves or 'over' the waves.
- if I fell off my surfboard I would probably crash 'through' the waves.
- I'm now walking 'towards' the sea.
- I'm walking 'away' 'from' the beach huts.
- There's some people cycling 'along' the promenade.
- Do you wish you could join me here 'at' the beach (or 'at' the seaside).
- I would love to take my shoes 'off' and wiggle my toes 'in' the sand.
- There's a dog digging 'in' the sand. It's standing 'on' the sand.
- He's digging with his paws 'in' the sand.
- The sea is 'behind' (me).
- The beach huts are 'in-front' of me.
- When I get home shortly 'after' (preposition of TIME) my walk, I can say that I have come 'from' the beach.
- I'm going to continue my walk 'along' the beach.

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place'.

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#EnglishLesson – It’s Raining Cats & Dogs & Other ‘Rain’ Expressions

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