In today’s episode, you will learn new English vocabulary words and expressions related to the topic of childhood. 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: Of or relating to infants or infancy; suitable to or characteristic of an infant.
- Sentence 1: The infantile behavior of the boy made me question his maturity.
- Sentence 2: Susan’s behavior was infantile, even though she was already ten years old.
- Sentence 3: Richard and his friends played infantile board games every Saturday night.
Meaning: the stage of life (of a young person) in the process of developing from a child into an adult.
- Sentence 1: Adolescence is difficult because one is still a child yet in the beginning stages of adulthood.
- Sentence 2: In adolescence, many suffer from skin problems such as acne.
- Sentence 3: In adolescence, many feel alone and misunderstood.
TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS
Meaning: An easy task
- Sentence 1: Karen was excited about the new account because she had done work like this before. It was definitely going to be child’s play.
- Sentence 2: If you’re not confident at cooking, I have a really simple recipe for tomato soup. It’s child’s play.
- Sentence 3: The new computer system is child’s play. I learned how to use it in a couple of hours.
Sleep like a baby
Meaning: Sleeping very well
- Sentence 1: I have very restful nights because I can really sleep like a baby.
- Sentence 2: After getting a full night’s rest, I am so grateful for being able to sleep like a baby.
- Sentence 3: Mindy had a difficult few weeks with insomnia. She wished she could sleep like a baby, if only for one night.