In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of books. You will also hear tons of real-life stories that will help you understand the words and expressions more. This episode will give you the vocabulary and expressions you need to speak fluently in English about this topic.
TODAY’S ENGLISH RESOURCE
TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY
Meaning: literature or a work of art that is invented by the imagination
- Sentence 1: Dan Brown is a famous writer of fiction.
- Sentence 2: Many people read works of fiction to escape from everyday life.
- Sentence 3: Be careful not to believe the fiction that all people are harmful.
Meaning: a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections
- Sentence 1: As a student, I journaled everything that happened to me each day.
- Sentence 2: It is important to journal as a method of reporting when tasked with a large work assignment.
- Sentence 3: Keeping a journal enhances your writing skills.
TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS
Hit the books
Meaning: to study or learn; doing your homework
- Sentence 1: I have a test tomorrow so I’ve got to hit the books tonight.
- Sentence 2: He never went to parties on the weekend and refused to do anything but hit the books.
- Sentence 3: Hit the books daily if you want a good grade in science.
An open book
Meaning: A description of someone who is easy to understand
- Sentence 1: She enjoyed conversing with Dale, he was an open book.
- Sentence 2: I have known Cindy for ten years, but I don’t know much about her because she is not an open book.
- Sentence 3: I am an open book to my close friends, but everyone else sees me as a closed-off person.