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Người mới nhập cư cần biết – English for new Americans

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Một số “cấu kiện” hay dùng về ăn uống – Eating and drinking phases

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Xem thêm bài: Một số cách nói về ăn uống – food and cooking 

và bài Thành ngữ về đồ ăn – Food idioms


 

Going out for a drink

  • Let’s go for a drink! / Let’s go down the pub! / Let’s go out for a few bevvies. / a few jars. -Let’s go to my local public house – the pub – for some drinks.
  • We’re going to paint the town red. / We’re going to go on a bar crawl. – We’re going to several pubs or bars.
  • I’ll get the booze!- I’ll buy the beer!
  • A glass of bubbly – A glass of champagne or sparkling wine.
  • That wine is corked! It tastes like vinegar. -the wine is bad.
  • chaser – A measure of a spirit such as whisky or rum which you drink with beer.
  • double – 2 measures of spirits. A single measure is usually 1/5 of a gill – 25 ml.
  • drop of the hard stuff – Some spirits rather than beer or wine.
  • soft drink – A non-alcoholic drink.

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Một số cách nói về ăn uống – Food and cooking

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Food and cooking

  • Nosh / grub – These are informal words for food.
  • Lets go out for a slap up dinner. / Let’s pig out and stuff our faces! – Let’s go out and have a lot to eat!
  • The food was fusion. – There was a mix of two types of food, e.g. Thai and western European.
  • I really fancy an Indian! – You’re not in love with someone from India – you just want to go for a curry [spicy Indian food]!
  • Fancy a ruby? – Here, ‘ruby’ is rhyming slang for ‘curry’. [Ruby Murray was one of the most popular singers in the UK in the 1950s.]
  • I’m starving. I could eat a horse! – you are extremely hungry!
  • I’m just a bit peckish. – You are not particularly hungry but feel like having something to eat.

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Một số thành ngữ thông dụng về thể thao

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Heather, a trainer at the school, has written about her favourite football team and sporting idioms.

“Having fretted (worried) about my football team, the mighty (strong and powerful) Chelsea, potentially not winning any silverware (cups or trophies) this season, I was very happy to spend the sunniest day so far this year watching Frank (Lampard) score the winning goal against Everton in the F.A. Cup final. I love sport, none more than football, which started me thinking about how many sporting idioms we have in English. Although there are idioms that originate from a variety of sports, many used in the UK are from boxing, football, cricket, golf and horseracing.”

See if you can guess the meanings of the idioms below before you read the explanation.

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