Experience is the best teacher // Teacher’s Pet // Learn something by heart

Today we will review three new idioms. Experience is the best teacher, Teacher’s Pet, and Learn something by heart. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each idiom. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each idiom.

 

IDIOMMEANING
Experience is the best teacher"Life experiences teach more effectively than books or school"
Teacher's pet"A person who is treated as a favorite by one in authority (usually a teacher)"
Learn something by heart"To have something memorized perfectly"

EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER

#EXAMPLES
1Experience is the best teacher, and the worst experiences teach the best lessons.
2Mistakes may happen, but always remember that experience is the best teacher.
3The older I get, the more I realize that experience is the best teacher.

TEACHER’S PET

#EXAMPLES
1Michael is the teacher’s pet. He always gets special treatment.
2The other students don’t like the teacher’s pet.
3When I was younger, it was not popular to be the teacher’s pet.

LEARN SOMETHING BY HEART

#EXAMPLES
1The piano player had to learn the piece of music by heart so he could perform it.
2Do you know all the words to the song? Yes, I learnt it by heart.
3The man learned all the songs by heart.

 

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