In this episode, you learn vocabulary, idioms and expressions connected to friends and friendship. You’ll also discover who the tooth fairy is and we share some free resources you can use to improve your fluency in English.
Voice message from Ebiana from Argentina
When a tooth X
falls downX – falls out
Who is the tooth fairy?
When a child loses a baby tooth, if they put it under their pillow when they go to sleep, the tooth fairy will collect it and leave money or a small gift in its place.
Voice message from Abder from Barcelona
How can I improve my speaking in English?
Voice message from Isaac from Mexico
Conversation membership site/platform
Isaac’s website: https://teacherisaac.com/
Free speaking practice websites:
https://speakingclub.com/ (free for 1 meeting per week)
Lynne’s website for personal, one-to-one lessons: https://putitlikethis.com/
Vocabulary & expressions
Pronunciation of ‘friend’
Friendly / Unfriendly
To befriend someone
To make friends / To lose friends
A close friend / best friend / dear friend / trusted friend
The best of friends
A fair-weather friend
A mutual friend
A new friend / An old friend / A childhood friend/ A life-long friend
To unfriend someone on social media
Man’s best friend / a four-legged friend
A friend with benefits
A platonic friend
A friend for life
A friendly face
A friend of a friend
Idioms and sayings
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer
Any friend of Reza’s is a friend of mine
To have friends in high places
With friends like that, who needs enemies?
The enemy of my enemy is my friend
Is it better to have one or two close friends or a large group of friends?
Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
Have you ever had a friend with benefits?
Have you ever had a platonic friendship that developed into a romantic friendship?
Here’s a song to help you practise your listening. Enjoy!
The same song with lyrics:
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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