Introvert

Do you know the noun “introvert“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emily: Are you looking forward to the party after the conference?

Valerie: No, I’m not. I don’t like parties because I have to talk to many people. I’m an introvert.

Does it mean:

a) a shy person

b) an outgoing person

c) a confident person

d) a rude person

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Answer: a) a shy person

Extrovert

Do you know the noun “extrovert“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lisa: I heard your son is acting in the musical at school. Does he like it?

Dennis: He loves being on stage and singing in front of people. He’s an extrovert!

Does it mean:

a) a shy person

b) a confident, outgoing person

c) a clever person

d) a person who can sing well

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Answer: b) a confident, outgoing person

[Easy English Blog] Getting ready for winter

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Winter is coming quickly this year. I’m going to start preparing for it now. I have already bought some warm sweaters and warm socks. But the thing I am worried about is my car.

I need to change my car tires from normal tires so snow tires. I also need to buy a new spade to dig the snow. Lasy year, we had so much snow. It took a long time every morning to dig my car out of the snow. My spade is old, so I’m going to buy a new one. I have to buy one early  because they soon sell out. I’m also going to buy de-icer spray. I can spray this on my car windows to melt the ice.

I have snow boots. They are good for walking in the snow, but not so good for walking on ice. Last year I fell over walking down a small slope. The ground was hard and cold and I hurt myself! This year, I will try and avoid places like that, and stay on flat ground. I’m lucky in that I don’t have to go out very early in the mornings. A few years ago, I had to leave my house at 7:00am to get to work. So I had to start clearing snow at 6:00am. The roads were very slippery because it was still early in the morning. This winter, the earliest time I have to leave my house is 9:00am. This will give me more time to clear snow, and hopefully, the roads will be easier to drive on.

We had a very hot summer this year. I hope we have a mild winter.

Have you started preparing for winter?

Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Gullible

Do you know the adjective “gullible“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Angela: I heard that Barry lost all his money when he invested it with that bad financial company.

Tim: Yes, he did. He believed everything the salesman told him. He’s so gullible.

Does it mean:

a) believe people too easily

b) believe no one

c) optimistic

d) pessimistic

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: a) believe people too easily

Gust

Do you know the noun “gust“?  Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jenny: How did you lose your hat?

Tessa: There was a sudden gust of wind when I was walking on the beach and it blew away.

Does it mean:

a) a weak wind

b) a sudden strong wind

c) a sudden typhoon

d) a breeze

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Answer: b) a sudden strong wind

[Easy English Blog] White lies

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Do you tell white lies? I think everyone does. A white lie is a small lie which we tell people so we don’t hurt their feelings.

For example, your friend gives you a birthday present. You open the present and you hate it. What do you say? Do you tell your friend you hate it? Or do you say “Thank you! It’s wonderful!” Many people will pretend they like the gift so their friend does not feel bad. That is a white lie.

Or, what do you say if your friend has a new haircut and you think it looks terrible? Do you tell your friend it looks terrible? Or do you say it looks nice?

I told a white lie not so long ago. My friend bought me a doll as a present. I don’t like dolls. Also, I don’t like having many things. But what could I say? My friend was really excited when she gave me the present. She said “I hope you like it!” When I opened the box I thought “Oh no! It’s a doll!” But I said, “Oh, a doll! It’s so pretty! Thank you!” Was I right to say this? Should I have told her the truth? If I had, maybe she would have been very disappointed. I didn’t want to hurt my friend’s feelings, so I told a white lie. Of course, I should be grateful that she bought me a present. It means she was thinking about me. I should accept it with gratitude.

Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Get your skates on!

Do you know the English expression “get your skates on“? It is used in the UK, and it is an informal expression. Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Belinda: Aren’t you ready yet? Get your skates on, or we will be late!

Paul: I’ll be ready in five minutes!

Does it mean:

a) put your skating boots on

b) hurry up

c) stop getting ready

d) leave the house now

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Answer: b) hurry up