166 : English Vocabulary and Expressions – Direct, Intelligible, Beat around the bush, and Off one’s chest

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

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TODAY’S ENGLISH VOCABULARY

Direct

Meaning: Extending or moving from one place to another by the shortest way without changing direction or stopping.

  • Sentence 1: Tom is direct and always gets straight to the point.
  • Sentence 2: When sending an email, it is better to be direct and concise.
  • Sentence 3: Harry’s wife was direct in conversation which sometimes made him uncomfortable.

Intelligible

Meaning: Able to be understood; comprehensible.

  • Sentence 1: Gene was drunk and slurred his words making his speech hardly intelligible.
  • Sentence 2: Although he spoke a different language and had a thick accent, his presentation was intelligible and interesting.
  • Sentence 3: His argument was barely intelligible and was difficult to understand.

TODAY’S ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS

Beat around the bush

Meaning: to avoid talking about what is important:

  • Sentence 1: Kevin do not beat around the bush. Tell me the story of how you got fired from work.
  • Sentence 2: I hate to beat around the bush, but I don’t want to tell you the whole story.
  • Sentence 3: Often Cliff would beat around the bush to avoid confrontation.

Off one’s chest

Meaning: To tell someone about something that has been making one upset or unhappy

  • Sentence 1: Grace decided to tell the truth and get the guilt off her chest.
  • Sentence 2: Emmanuel was frustrated and chose to get his feelings out into the open and off his chest.
  • Sentence 3: Relieved that he had gotten the news off his chest, David could finally get a good night’s rest.

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