026 : English Idioms (Drinks like a fish // Eat a horse)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #26. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode26.    

Welcome to the Speak English with Tiffani podcast where you will learn English Vocabulary, Expressions, Idioms and much more! This podcast will take your English ability to the next level and help you to be more confident and more fluent when you Speak English. Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in!

Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for another episode of the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Idioms.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

When I was in university I had two very close guy friends. We hung out together almost every day. They were pretty tall guys, so whenever we went out to eat they would order two of everything on the menu. At any party we went to, one would drink like a fish and the other would eat everything in sight. Then, after the party, they would still say, ‘Can we get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.’

Again

When I was in university I had two very close guy friends. We hung out together almost every day. They were pretty tall guys, so whenever we went out to eat they would order two of everything on the menu. At any party we went to, one would drink like a fish and the other would eat everything in sight. Then, after the party, they would still say, ‘Can we get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.’

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new idioms that were in the dialogue.

FIRST IDIOM

The first English Idiom was…

“Drinks like a fish…” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Drinks like a fish…” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Drinks like a fish…” (repeat twice)

This idiom means to drink heavily, which becomes worrisome.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Idiom.

The first example is…

“At any party he goes to, he drinks like a fish.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“At any party he goes to, he drinks like a fish.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“At any party he goes to, he drinks like a fish.”

The second example is…

“Michael drinks like a fish all the time.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Michael drinks like a fish all the time.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Michael drinks like a fish all the time.”

The third example is…

At weddings he always looks for an excuse to drink like a fish.

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
At weddings he always looks for an excuse to drink like a fish.

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
At weddings he always looks for an excuse to drink like a fish.

The fourth example is…

“She drinks like a fish.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“She drinks like a fish.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“She drinks like a fish.”

The fifth example is…

“He worried about his uncle, because he drank like a fish every day.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“He worried about his uncle, because he drank like a fish every day.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“He worried about his uncle, because he drank like a fish every day.”

 


SECOND IDIOM

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second idiom that was in the dialogue.

The second English Idiom was…

“Eat a horse” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Eat a horse” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Eat a horse” (repeat twice)

This idiom means to be extremely hungry.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Idiom.

The first example is…

“I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.”

The second example is…

“I haven’t eaten since breakfast. I could eat a horse.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I haven’t eaten since breakfast. I could eat a horse.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I haven’t eaten since breakfast. I could eat a horse.”

The third example is…

“At what time will dinner be served? I could eat a horse.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“At what time will dinner be served? I could eat a horse.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“At what time will dinner be served? I could eat a horse.”

The fourth example is…

“I am extremely hungry. I could eat a horse.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I am extremely hungry. I could eat a horse.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I am extremely hungry. I could eat a horse.”

The fifth example is…

“Where’s dinner? I could eat a horse!”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Where’s dinner? I could eat a horse!”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Where’s dinner? I could eat a horse!”

 


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English Idioms.

When I was in university I had two very close guy friends. We hung out together almost every day. They were pretty tall guys, so whenever we went out to eat they would order two of everything on the menu. At any party we went to, one would drink like a fish and the other would eat everything in sight. Then, after the party, they would still say, ‘Can we get some dinner? I am so hungry that I could eat a horse.’

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English Idioms.

  1. Drinks like a fish
  2. Eat a horse

These idioms will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these idioms at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode26.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

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