Extraordinary English Podcast

Extraordinary English Podcast - Episode #3: Proverbs

Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode 2

Learning English in musical, theatrical, fun and funny way.

TRANSCRIPT

This is Extraordinary English Podcast, Episode #3, Welcome everyone. I am Ben.
In this third episode, we'll continue with Sara.
As we already said previously, we are both English learners.

SCENE 1

SARA: Hey Ben. Tell me what did the listeners say about the second episode?

BEN: We got lots of positive and encouraging feedback. Even more than what we got for the first one.

SARA: I am happy to hear that.

BEN: By the way, Sara, do you know Steve from free4talk?

SARA: Who doesn't know Steve. He is native English speaker from UK. I reckon he has the most followers on free4talk. What about him?

BEN: But more than that he is a nice, kind person... And, hang on to your hat! He is joining us now, in this episode!

SARA: You are pulling my leg. Tell me where the camera is so I can wave my hand. :)

CHOIR: Tell her, tell her. Tell her where the camera is so that she can wave her hand.

BEN: Hello Steve. Welcome to Extraordinary English Podcast. It's a pleasure to have you with us.

STEVE: Hey Ben, hello Sara. It's nice to see you both.

SARA: Ben, what a nice surprise! This is exciting! Welcome Steve.

.....

SARA: Ben, what are we going to do in this episode?

BEN: I am completely snowed under with thinking of a new concept.

STEVE: Do you feel like you're in a pickle? Do you need any help? What do you have in mind?

BEN: I've spent considerable amount of time thinking, but haven't found something special yet. I've burned the midnight oil every night lately.

STEVE: No sweet without sweat... With hard work, you can get fire out of a stone.

SARA: Don't worry Ben, I have an idea which can put your mind at ease.

BEN: Really? Would you mind speaking your mind?

SARA: What about proverbs?

STEVE: It's a nice idea Sara. Can you elaborate?

SARA: I think it would be fun if we can prepare a list of interesting English proverbs and use them in the podcast.

STEVE: And since Ben is so much into singing, he can even sing them, if he wants.

BEN: I liked the idea. Steve, you can be our mentor and help us. Would you be ready for that?

STEVE: I was born ready. I would be happy to help if I can.

BEN: And I remembered that some of our listeners told us they would like to join us in Extraordinary English Podcast. Maybe we can have some of them participate and give them the chance to present one or two proverbs.

SARA: That would be great. The more the merrier.

BEN: OK then. It's time to buckle down. While I am trying to make some connections, Sara, go and pick some proverbs please. :)

SARA: Done!

SCENE 2: PROVERBS

  1. Well begun is half done.
    Beginning a project well makes it easier to do the rest.
     
  2. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.
    Focus on the good in a bad situation and take action accordingly.
     
  3. He who pays the piper calls the tune.
    The person who is paying someone to do something can decide how it should be done
     
  4. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
    People who have faults should not criticize other people for having the same faults.
     
  5. When the cat is away, the mice will play.
    People do what they want, or misbehave when the person in authority is away.
     
  6. What is done cannot be undone.
    You cannot reverse, change, or take back that which has already happened.
     
  7. It is no use crying over spilt milk.
    There is no point in regretting something which has already happened and cannot be changed or reversed.
     
  8. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
    You cannot rely on other people to do things properly for you.
     
  9. A cornered rat will bite a cat.
    Left with no choice, even a relatively weak one will fight back.
     
  10. If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.
    A small, seemingly innocuous act or decision that will lead to much larger, more serious, and less desirable consequences down the line.
     
  11. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
    Someone who gets enough sleep and starts work early in the day will have a successful life.
     
  12. Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
    Don't discard something valuable along with something undesirable.
     
  13. Don't cross a bridge till you come to it.
    Do not needlessly worry yourself over concerns, problems, or difficulties that lie in the future.
     

EXPRESSIONS

  • to put your mind at ease: to cause someone to stop worrying about something
  • to speak your mind: to say exactly what you are thinking or feeling
  • hang on to your hat: be prepared for a shock or surprise
  • pull (one's) leg: to tease or joke with someone, often by trying to convince them of something untrue.
    Quit pulling my leg, I know there isn't a Hollywood director calling me right now.
  • snowed under: having too much to do
  • in a pickle: in a difficult situation
  • buckle down: work very hard
  • burn the midnight oil: work or study late into the night
  • the more the merrier: the more people or things there are, the better a situation will be
     

CREDITS

Thanks:

Steve, Sara, Fatma, Karim Farouk, Riley, MayanaSu, Justin

Music Tracks:

  • It's Your Birthday! (Instrumental Version) by Monk Turner + Fascinoma is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

The following audios are licensed under the Creative Commons 0 License (CC0) on freesound.org

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References:

  • https://tatoeba.org/
  • https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com
  • http://www.idioms4you.com/
  • https://proverbicals.com/hard-work-proverbs
  • www.merriam-webster.com
  • https://www.phrases.org.uk/
  • www.lexico.com/
  • www.collinsdictionary.com
  • nihonshock.com/
Publish: 2021-12-25 | View: 258

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