drives balmy ( EXPRESION)
eso consigue a alguien volver loca
- That's one thing which drives me balmy.
Something or someone that drives us balmy makes us crazy.
- Notice the samples:
- It drives the neighbors balmy when she practices her violin.
- consigue que los vecinos se exasperen cuando toca el violin
When we forget elementary grammar, it drives
our teacher balmy
- balmy [ˈbɑːmɪ]
- ADJ[(compar balmier); (superl balmiest)
- ]1(liter) (=soothing) balsámico
- 2(=mild)[breeze, air] suave, cálido
- 3(informal) = barmy
una y otra vez (expresión)
- over and over and over again (expression)He made the same mistake over, and over, and over again.
- When we do something over, and over, and over again it means we repeat it many times.
- Here are two samples:
- He came to class late, over, and over, and over again so the teacher failed him.
I practiced the song over, and over, and over again
until it was perfect.
it gets my goat
That really gets my goat
Something that gets our goat makes us a little angry.
- Here are two samples:
- As a teacher, it really gets my goat when students cheat on exams.
It gets my goat when people use their cell phones in the theater.
I know full well / knew
se de sobra
sabia yo de sobra
I know full well I will never open that folder.
The phrase 'I know full well' means we know something already.
Note the samples.
I know full well I won't finish my research paper on time.
The teacher knew full well that Natalie had copied the information from the internet.
cabra f; (male) chivo m, macho cabrío
to get sb's goat(informal) fastidiar or molestar a algn
I love the surge of confidence
- I love the surge of confidence.
- confidence [ˈkɒnfɪdəns]
When we have a surge of confidence
, it means that we suddenly have stronger confidence.
Notice the following:
Getting the quiz right gave here a surge of confidence in her listening skills.
The teacher's support gave him a surge of confidence.
Now I understand." and I love that. I love the surge of confidence
that gives the students
you've got me on that one.
cuando te hace una pregunta es como decir
Oh, you've got me on that one.
The phrase 'you've got me on that one'
means the same as 'I don't know'.
para contestar una pregunta, es como decir"no tengo ni idea"
We often use this phrase when after careful thought, we can't answer a question.
- Notice the following:
- Who was the US president after Lincoln? Hmm…you've got me on that one.
- What team won the 1998 world cup?
- Oh, you've got me on that one.
- Jess: So the thing you like most about teaching is when the teaching is finished?
- Tom: Oh, you've got me on that one, yes.
- They need to take decisions about
inscribirse en la universidad
- apply for university
- apply [əˈplaɪ]
- if they choose to stay at school and apply for university
out-of-school activities /ˌaʊtəvˈskuːl
Enviar solicitudes a las universidades
to send applications to universities