In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of brains. 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: exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability; very clever
- Sentence 1: He’s a musical genius and can play three instruments.
- Sentence 2: Gina often doubted her genius, even after receiving her doctorate.
- Sentence 3: Call Jordan, he’s a real genius at using anything with technology.
Meaning: the totality of elements forming the mind; soul, spirit, and mind
- Sentence 1: If you feel anxious, it might be from something you have not dealt with hidden in a corner of your psyche.
- Sentence 2: His grades had long loomed large in Jordan’s psyche.
- Sentence 3: I have spent the last year contemplating the deep and mysterious depths of my husband’s psyche.
TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS
Shut your brain off
Meaning: To stop thinking or worrying about something
- Sentence 1: Shut off your brain because it is time for bed.
- Sentence 2: It had been a difficult day at work and Ben had difficulty shutting his brain off when he got to dinner.
- Sentence 3: The proposal bothered Clara and she wished she could just shut her brain off and not obsess over it.
Put your thinking cap on
Meaning: solve a problem; begin to figure something out
- Sentence 1: The project is due on Monday so we have to put our thinking caps on immediately.
- Sentence 2: Put your thinking cap on Sheila, we need good ideas for the commercial.
- Sentence 3: When watching a documentary, you must put your thinking cap on rather than watch it mindlessly.