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Spoken English Course Part 1

Spoken English Course Part 1

Date: Feb 24 2011

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作者: andylu2

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This is part 1 of my daily Online Spoken English Course.  I want to take some of my day to give you something that you can actually learn from.  Learning (and remembering) one useful thing every day will really help your speaking over a couple of months.  I hope you enjoy this and please click "like" so that I know it's helping people and I'm not wasting my time.

Today's first lesson is how to use the phrase: "Sleep on it"

I was watching on of my favorite American TV shows and one friend said to another, "sleep on it".  It's used quite often in spoken English.  I was watching the show with a non native speaker and they asked me what it meant.  I figured may a lot of people are in the same situation so I wanted to explain it.

It means "think seriously about it before you make a decision".  The idea is that if you have an important decision to make, sometimes it's best to wait until your emotions settle down and make the decision the next day.  If you go to sleep and make your final decision tomorrow, it means that you "slept on it".

One person might say in real life:

"I'm not sure which university I want to go to.  There are a lot of good options and it's a huge decision for me. I think I'm going to sleep on it for about a week before I decide".

Please comment or click "like" if you want me to write more lessons like this.  I want to help you become more like a native speaker.  See you tomorrow for another lesson....

If you want a great program, I highly recommend this

Online Spoken English Course (I've seen a lot and this is the best)

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andreii

andreii

Ukraine

Thank you, it was really interesting! Good luck!

06:02 PM Jul 02 2011 |

liana.liana

Armenia

Mr. Alston. i am really thankful to you for such interesting and useful lessons , the more we get these lessons , the better we will improve our english. thanks a lot…..

04:55 PM Jun 24 2011 |

tiger_bagira

Greece

gud….

08:03 AM Jun 11 2011 |

angel18libra

Peru

super like

05:14 AM Jun 11 2011 |

andylu2

andylu2

Canada

Thanks for all the support guys. Did everyone check out all the free lessons on this spoken English course?  Which kinds of lessons do you find to be the most helpful?

05:48 AM May 07 2011 |

imanahmed

Pakistan

Awesum :)

12:01 PM May 03 2011 |

margo-om

Ukraine

Thank you!!! I LIKE it

07:32 AM May 03 2011 |

katya.torres

Mexico

I like it :)

02:29 AM Apr 27 2011 |

bobrik86_80

Russian Federation

Thank you, Andy! It was really interesting.

05:54 PM Apr 26 2011 |

sam-aw

Saudi Arabia

thank you ,it's awesome

12:53 AM Apr 25 2011 |

egyptian eyes

Egypt

andy,i like ur lessons tons.god blessing you

12:14 AM Apr 17 2011 |

alcenidia

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

Innocentyes

11:31 PM Apr 16 2011 |

Ahmed Maher

Egypt

Good lesson and waiting for the next one

08:42 PM Apr 16 2011 |

Quispe

Peru

 it's a good lesson because the phrase "Sleep on it" abbreviates a lot the main term

08:04 PM Apr 16 2011 |

mumzkie

Philippines

Hi everyone,

   Its my first time to join with you guys.I want to learn more english and correct grammar…its hard for me you can't speak proper english because you can't communicate in other people.Who guy's want to give me a tips.Thank you!

11:38 PM Apr 14 2011 |

golden eyeee

Egypt

i will use this sentence, i like it :)

09:52 PM Apr 10 2011 |

David Dantas

Brazil

tnx… it was  really interesting… I really liked it…

 

08:28 PM Apr 10 2011 |

Septebrina

Indonesia

Oh great… Is this kind of Americabn slang?

11:03 PM Mar 30 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

 like it !!!  thanks for the " free" lesson. :)))

12:09 AM Mar 27 2011 |

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