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  • Hello everyone! And welcome back to English with Lucy

  • In this video we are going to be celebrating a very important day, especially in the Irish calendar

  • Yes, St. Patrick's day will be celebrated on the seventeenth of march

  • So I've teamed up with the guys from lingoda

  • They have a fantastic blog now which has lots of articles relating to specific events, days, seasons

  • So head over to that blog, the link is in the description box and you can read lots more about St. Patrick's day,

  • vocabulary used, language, the history; should be very interesting

  • So today I am going to tell you a little bit about St. Patrick's Day, how it's celebrated

  • And then I'm going to give you some idioms

  • And because the colour used to celebrate is the colour green

  • I am going to give you idioms related to the color green

  • So, for most people St. Patrick's Day is a day for celebrating everything to do with Irish culture

  • which normally involves going to the pub and drinking lots of beer or whiskey

  • and dressing up as leprechaun and shamrocks

  • If you want to find out what those are, check out the blogpost

  • And I must say I have joined in in those festivities I do like a pint of Guinness every now and again

  • However, it actually has much more cultural importance than that

  • In reality St. Patrick's Day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, who would have guessed it?

  • Now, St Patrick's Day is celebrated on the seventeenth of March because it is believed to be the date he died

  • in around four hundred and sixty A.D

  • Now, St. Patrick's day is known for drinking because it actually falls within Lent

  • And that's a period of time where there are restrictions on food and drink

  • So the Irish people were given an exception, they were allowed to drink and feast on St. Patrick's Day

  • That's why it's associated with excess

  • Nowadays is celebrated all over the world, especially in America they love it over there

  • and people listen to Irish music, they drink Irish alcohol and drinks, they eat Irish food

  • And they sometimes talk with an Irish accent

  • Ireland. That's the best I can do

  • Oh! and very importantly they wear green, people wear green

  • So now, to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day

  • I'm going to talk to you about some idioms that are related to the color green

  • So the first idiom is: To be green with envy

  • To be green with envy

  • So, I'm going to give an example of how I would use this idiom in conversation

  • and I want you to guess what it means Aftewards I will say the definition

  • My neighbor has a gorgeous new pug puppy and I am green with envy

  • My neighbor has a gorgeous new pug puppy and I am green with envy

  • Yep, so I could say My neighbor has a gorgeous new pug puppy and I am really jealous

  • To be green with envy means to be really jealous, really envious of what somebody else has

  • So the next one is: to have a green thumb

  • And I would say in the summer months my dad grows amazing food for us all

  • No, he really, really does. We have fresh tomatoes, potatoes, beans, fruits, everything

  • Now, all the vegetables taste delicious because he has a green thumb

  • The vegetables taste delicious because he has a green thumb

  • So, if somebody has a green thumb it means that they have a real talent to for growing things, for growing plants

  • The next one: To be green around the gills

  • Gills are slits here that fish use to breathe

  • So if you are green around the gills, what do you think that means?

  • I'll give you an example

  • I sent Sharon home from work today because she looked a bit green around the gills

  • I sent Sharon home from work today because she looked a bit green around the gills

  • If somebody is green around the gills it means they look ill or they look unwell. So poor Sharon looked unwell

  • Now, the fourth idiom is: to give the green light

  • If I give something the green light, what am I-- What am I doing?

  • So, say my boss gave me the green light to start my new campaign

  • My boss gave me the green light to start my new campaign

  • If you someone the green light it means you give them permission to start a new project

  • It's a useful one for the work place

  • Now the final idiom, idiom number five, is: to go green

  • So if I say: I've decided to go green, from now on I am going to walk to work

  • I've decided to go green, from now on I am going to walk to work

  • So, to go green means to make a conscious life style change in order to be more environmentally friendly

  • So walking to work is more environmentally friendly than driving to work

  • Right guys, that's it for today's lesson

  • Now, lingoda have given me a very special offer to then give to you

  • It's fifty euros or dollars off your first month at lingoda

  • And if you want to know more about lingoda then click on my review video which is right up there

  • and you can see my experience with lingoda

  • and why I think it is one of the best tools for improving your English

  • It's an online language academy with real, exclusively native teachers

  • And you can have a mixture of group and private lessons and they can basically teach you anything you want

  • If you want to practice green idioms, you book in for a private class and you can practice green idioms

  • So that's it for today, don't forget to connect with me on all of my social media

  • I've got my facebook and instagram

  • And also, check out the blogpost where you can find out lots about St. Patrick's Day

  • And also some really good St. Patrick's Day vocabulary as well that we haven't covered in this video

  • I will see you soon for another lesson

Hello everyone! And welcome back to English with Lucy

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/06/19
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