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  • Feifei: Hello I'm Feifei and this is The English We Speak.

  • Neil: And hello I'm Neil.

  • Feifei: Neil, I wonder if you could help me.

  • I'm trying to find something on this map.

  • Neil: Oh yes, map reading - I'm good at that.

  • What are you trying to find?

  • Feifei: Well, I went to a gig last night and

  • saw this new singer - he was amazing.

  • Neil: Thanks for inviting me! Anyway,

  • what's that got to with a map?

  • Feifei: Well, afterwards everyone was talking about it

  • and saying the gig was so good that

  • it will 'put him on the map'.

  • But... I just can't find him on here.

  • Neil: Put the map away Feifei - you won't find him there.

  • When we say someone will be 'put on the map'

  • it means they will become famous

  • or become more prominent - but not on a map!

  • Feifei: Right! Actually Neil, I've heard about

  • a new restaurant I ate at being 'put on the map'.

  • Neil: Yes, something as well as someone can be put on

  • the map - or in other words, become famous, popular

  • or well known.

  • You must have eaten at a good quality restaurant for it

  • to be put on the map!

  • Feifei: I did! Let's tuck into some examples shall we?

  • Examples: Her first exhibition at the Tate gallery

  • has put her on the map as a serious modern artist.

  • This great tasting food has really put this

  • new restaurant on the map.

  • Hosting the Olympics has put this city on the map

  • as a great place to come for a holiday.

  • Feifei: So that's to put someone or something

  • on the map - to become famous,

  • popular or more prominent.

  • I suppose it suggests that becoming famous means

  • you are now important enough for your name

  • to be seen or heard by everyone.

  • Neil: That's right. In the old days when a place was

  • too small and unimportant it wasn't

  • shown on a map - but when it became more important

  • it was 'put on the map'.

  • Feifei: Right. Anyway Neil, let me look

  • at that map again...

  • Neil: OK.

  • Feifei: Look! That singer I saw really is on the map -

  • right there. Neil: Really? What was he called?

  • Feifei: 'Man-chester'

  • Neil: Manchester. Of course!

  • Both: Bye.

Feifei: Hello I'm Feifei and this is The English We Speak.

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Put someone on the map: The English We Speak

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    吃v的春天 posted on 2018/08/02
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