1. Do you read advice columns?

2. Why do people write to a newspaper columnist about their problems?

3. Do you think people follow the advice they get?

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Day4

2008.01.29 16:32
ball is in his court : he has to something. I've done
   the idiom form tennis? 나는 쳐냈으니 상대방코트에서 치는것을 기다린다는
   ex. I've done everything I can. The ball is in his court now

plain : obvious
   ex. It's plain that he doesn't care about you, so give him up

I have a gem of something/somebody : a tresure, wonderful
 gem 은 보석이라는 카테고리로 그아래에 diamond,ruby ... 이 있음
  ex. I have a gem of husband. I'm so lucky

at my wits end : had no more ideas of what to do
  ex. I have tried everything. I'm at my wits end

be up the creek (without a paddle) : in big trouble
   canoe의 노(paddle)없이 강을 건너야 한다는 뜻으로 어려움에 빠진 상태
  ex. When she finds out what you did, you're going to be up the creek.

hard-boiled : unfeeling, lacking in social skills. cynical   <>trusting
  ex. I can't believe you're so hard-boiled that you didn't get pset when your dog died

slob : a messy person
  ex. My last roommate was such a slob that I spend my whole time cleaning up after her.

only time will tell : we have to wait and see
  ex. I don't know what's going to happen. Only time will tell.

bide my time : wait patiently(weeks, month : not short time)
  ex. I'm not going to do anything right away. I'll bide my time for a few months and see what happens.

I'm at the end of my rope : be fed up with(=enough) 참는데 한계에 다다르다.
  = I've had it =  can't tolerate any more
  ex. My neighbours are so noisy. They keep me up withe their parties every night. I'm at the end of my rope!
  ex. I've had it with this weather. I'm moving to Mexico

gets my goat : annoys me
   ex. It really gets my goat. when someone calls me in the middle of the night and it's a wrong number.

He is a phony : insincere, not real
   ex. How can you stand him? He's such a phony

a stick situation : uncomfortable, embarassing
   ex. My brother just moved in to the apartment next door to me. It's a bit of a sticky situation.

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Who are you?

2008.01.28 16:50
1. Are you the kind of person who keeps things that bother you bottled up inside, or do you get things off your chest? Explain, and give some examples.

2. What are two activites or sports that scare you? Why don't you have the guts to do those thins?

3. What is something that you would't be caught dead doing? Who is someone that you wouldn't want to be caught dead with? nae a place where you wouldn't be caught dead. Give your reasons.

4. Have you ever bitten off more than you could chew? Describe what happened

5. Do you generally do thing on time, or do you put things off? Explain by giving some examples.

6. What are some things that people do that put you off?

7. Have you ever hit it off with anyone immediately Explain the circumstances.

8. What is life bound to be like in the 21st century?

9. What is one kind of food that you can never pass up?

10. What are two ways students can take the initiative to speak to native speakers of English?

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Day3

2008.01.28 16:23
a set-up : trick, trap 이미 설정 다 해 놓음.
sworn off : quit, no more, never do it again
 swear : a promise
  to swear off : serious promise to yourself
in turmoil : confusion, trouble, whole life is upside down
  ex. My life is in turmoil these days, I lost my job and I broke up...
put out some feelers : something you do to test the reaction
   feelers means in the sentense "resume"
   * feelers : 더듬이
my gut feeling : done something to check out opinion
umpteen : so many, lots and lots, huge numbers
  ex. I've had umpteen emails
ego-booster : gives you more confidence
  ego : myself, my idea
  confidence : the feeling or belief
riding on : depending on
agonized : can't dicision, intense(격렬한) time of indecision(우유부단함)
bolted : ran, escaped
  ex. The dog bolted from the car
blatantly obvious : extremly obvious

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Day2

2008.01.28 16:10
Skip it : forget it. I don't want to talk about it
not have the guts : lack the courage to do something(용기가 없음)
gut : 내장.
  위의 not have the guts는 내장이 없다는 뜻이므로 뭔가 부족해서 못한다는
  have a lot of guts는 반대로 용기, 배짱있는
now you're talking : I didn't agree with you before but now I agree completely
  Let's go skiing
  -> you're talking

wouldn't be caught dead : would never want to be seen with some because dislike or shame (죽기전에 다시는 보고싶지 않다는?)

give it a shot : try something

what's eating you : what's bothering you. (고민이 뭔데?)
get it off your chest : reveal something that has been bothering you(털어놔봐)

put it off : postpone, delay until later
bite the bullet : make the decision to do something after hesitating for some time
                        (고민을 한 뒤에 결정을 내림)
pass up : to miss an opportunity
take the initiative : take the first step in doing somethin
bound to : be certain to (90%)
   It's bound to start raining again, soon(비가 올 것이 확실함)
that'll be the day : that will never happen, I don't expect that day to ever come

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You weren't here yesterday, were you?
-> No, I wasn't (agree)
-> Yes, I was (disagree)

You didn't go to the party, did you?
-> No, I didn't (agree)
-> Yes, I did (disagree)

You don't like onions, do you?
-> No, I don't (your are right)
-> Yes, I do (I love onions)

여기에서 weren't, didn't, don't 등으로 물었을때
맞으면 같이 부정으로 No, I ___ not.
다르면 반대로 Yes. I ___

물음이 You are ----, aren't you?면
맞으면 Yes, I am
틀리면 No, I'm not


1) I like onion.
2) I like onions.

1)은 그거 하나만 좋다는 이야기이고
2) 포괄적으로 좋아한다는 말임.
이것이 dog로 바뀌면
I like dog(나 개 먹는거 좋아해)
I like dogs (나 개 좋아해)
이런 의미가 된다고 함.

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noun
 a collision  : moving object against another(충돌)
 maneuver : more like movement(작전, 행동)
 vendors    : seller


verb
 to click along
 to clasp : 꽉 움켜줘다
 to slam : 쾅하고 격하게 부딛히는 것(사물)
 to jerk : 갑자기 움직이다(사람). 차가 갑자기 설 때, 몸도 따라 격하게 움직이는 것
 to crouch : 쭈그리다, 웅크리다. (동물 등이 덤벼들려고)웅크리다.
 to yell : talking very laudly
 to filter :
 to bundle up : 한 묶음을 들다
 to sway : 몸을 좌우로 흔든다(기차 등에서 서 있을때 몸이 좌우로 살짝 살짝 흔들리는 것
 to shrug : I don't know. I don't care (자기는 모르겠다는 듯이 어깨를 들썩 하는 행동)
 to disembark : get off the train

adjective
 solemn : serious 무표정. 심각한 표정
 antsy : impatient 안절부절 못하는
 complacent : calm
 mesmerized : 최면을 걸다(메즈머롸이즈)
 gooey : sticky and wet
 remarkable : impresessive. great. you won't forget it

slimer : 먹깨비
slime


bawl your eyes out : 펑펑 울다 눈이 튀어나올 정도로
I bawled when Simba's father died     (Simba : name of lion from Lion King)
Wipe your tears : 눈물이 주룩주룩 흘러내리다.

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about seperate

2008.01.28 15:19
to seperate                     : married or not  usually for married people : no papers
to break up = to split up : more common in spoken English. for non-married people
to divorce                       : for married people legal end of the marrige

they are seprated = they seprated

made up : after break up they meet again
A and B made up


she fell for him    : fall in love
they are an item : a couple
He stood her up  : He doesn't show up for a date(바람 맞추다)
She was stood up


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about love

2008.01.28 15:13

John is in love with Mary    => romantic      , in love : john's feeling
Richard loves Bill                => either(romantic, very like)


Margaret is dating Andrew          => more than once, romantic
Ann has a date with Bill tonight  => either(romantic, tonight she has date)

[Romantic] - 굳이 말한다면 사귀고 있음.
A and B are dating
A and B are hanging out
A and B are seeing each other
A and B are going out

[Friends] - 굳이 말한다면 아직 사귀지는 않음??
A has a date with B tonight
A is going out wih B tonight

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to and for

2008.01.28 15:06
Why are you going to Seattle?

 - for shopping / to shop
 - for pleasure
 - for business
 - to see seattle  

( for travel 은 잘못된 표현이므로 사용 못함)
 - for sight seeing / to sight see


Why did you call me?

 - to ask you something
 - just to talk
 - to inform you about the meeting
( to 는 ~하기 위해서 로 목적으로 쓰임.
  to 가 목적으로 쓰일때에는 문장의 맨 뒤로 온다)

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