Thursday, December 28, 2017

Learn, Relax and Enjoy

to keep your fingers crossed
 to cross your fingers (for someone)
 fingers crossed
If you want good luck for yourself, or someone else, then maybe you will cross
 your fingers (to do this, simply put your middle finger over your index finger - the
index finger is the one next to the thumb).
For example, if a friend has an interview for a job you may offer to keep your
fingers crossed for them. "I'll keep my fingers crossed for you."
You can also just say "Fingers crossed."
And if you want someone to help you then you can say, "Keep your fingers
crossed for me."
So, on Wednesday evening when the lottery numbers are being selected please
keep your fingers crossed for me!

don't count your chickens until they hatch
don't count your chickens until they've hatched
Imagine a farmer has ten eggs which they think will hatch into chickens. If they
start calculating how much money they will earn from the ten chickens, then they
are counting their chickens before they hatch. It's possible that one or more of
the eggs will not hatch. That's life.
A student applies for ten jobs and receives five invitations to come for an
interview. They then say to their friends and family that they will definitely get one
of the jobs.
This is a case of someone counting their chickens before they hatch. Maybe they
won't be offered any of the jobs after the interviews. There are other people being
interviewed too!
It's possible that someone applies for one job, has one interview, and is offered
the job, while another person applies for hundreds of jobs, has dozens of
interviews and gets no offers.So, you should never count your chickens until
they hatch!

don't put all your eggs in one basket
Imagine a farmer collecting eggs from their chickens. If they put all the eggs in one
basket there is higher risk involved than if they put them in two, or more, baskets. If
they drop a basket containing all the eggs then all the eggs are at risk of being
broken. But if they have two baskets then only half of the eggs are at risk.
This idiom is often used when talking about investment strategies, especially when
buying and selling shares. If all your money is invested in one company or in one
specific field, then there is a higher risk involved than if you spread the investments
among a number of companies in a number of industries. It's possible that an
investment in one company does extremely well and that you make a big profit. But
it's also possible that a company can go bust, or that the share price could fall
dramatically. By not putting all your eggs in one basket you are not as likely to lose
a lot, or everything, if one company or share does badly.

to feel under the weather
If you feel under the weather then you don't feel very well. You could have a cold

or a headache, but the key thing is that you don't feel too well. By saying that you
feel under the weather you make it clear that you're not feeling okay.

Joke: A man and a young boy walked into a barber's shop and sat down. After
the man received the full treatment - shave, shampoo and haircut - he placed the
boy in the chair saying, "I'm going across the road to buy a new shirt. I'll be back
in a few minutes." When the boy's haircut was complete and the man still hadn't returned, the barber said, "It looks like your daddy's forgotten all about you."
"That wasn't my daddy," said the boy. "He just walked up, took me by the hand
and said, 'Come on, kid, we're going to get a free haircut!'"

1)    What O is a set of 8 musical notes in order? Octave
2)    What P is the other end of the axis of the globe? Pole
3)    What R is improved fabricated news? Rumour
4)    What S is sodium chloride? Salt
5)    What M Is ten Lakhs? Million
6)    What E is an armed foe ? enemy
7)    I : Mine : : Their : Theirs
8)    What C is coagulated mass of blood ? Clot
9)    What O is the surface that does not allow light to pass through it? Opaque
10) What G is a branch of mathematics that deals with lines and curves? Geometry

Put the words in the right form
1)His ___ to understand the problem surprised me. (fail) FAILURE
2)His ___ to do the work irked the boss. (refuse)REFUSAL
3)They do not have free ___ . (deliver)DELIVERY
4)The ___ was widely reported on TV. (rob)ROBBERY
5)Don't do it without any ___ . (prepare)PREPARATION
6)The manager decided to send in his ___ yesterday. (resign)RESIGNATION
7)Nobody likes to work under ___ . (press)PRESSURE
8)He considered my ___ unfair. (decide)DECISION
9)Do you know what caused his ___ ? (dismiss)DISMISSAL
10)Their ___ for power lasted a long time. (struggle)STRUGGLE
11)His ___ caused us a lot of trouble. (omit)OMISSION
12)When is his ___ with the doctor? (appoint)APPOINTMENT
13)It was not our ___ to hurt your feelings. (intend)INTENTION
14)The ___ in this room is very old-fashioned. (furnish)FURNITURE
15)Don't listen to him. He is a ___ . (lie)LIAR

Target Practice - For each of the following activities, determine a statement of purpose and what could be the end of these endeavors.
Dieting           Not expressing negative emotions           Using Mobile phones
Learn Dancing         Watching TV

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