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piece of cake

piece of cake

Date: Mar 26 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture, Work

引語

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“When I was president of the company, I said, ‘OK, I can do this… piece of cake.’ Then when you are the CEO, it gets harder because you worry about everything.”

CEO of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi, talking about her difficult job (BrainyQuote)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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something done easily

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Think of something that you are really good at. Did it take you a long time to be so good? Some people are naturally better at some things than other people. But if you work hard, and spend a lot of time doing something, it will probably become really easy for you. When you can easily do something, it’s called a piece of cake.

Depending on what you practice a lot, different things will be a piece of cake. For example, if you have been driving a car for many years, you probably think driving is a piece of cake, but someone who doesn’t know how to drive wouldn’t think the same thing. Or, if you love to read William Shakespeare’s writing, you might think it’s a piece of cake, but it’s not easy for everyone! Keep practicing what you love to do, and pretty soon, it will be a piece of cake.

CEO Indra Nooyi thought that being the president of Pepsi was a piece of cake, but now her job isn’t so easy. She understands that when you do something new, it can be really hard.

What is something that might be hard for other people, but is a piece of cake for you?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Science class is a piece of cake for me. I don’t have to study and I still get A’s!”

“I always thought working would be a piece of cake, but it’s not that easy.”

“You’re so lucky that riding a bike is a piece of cake for you.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

a2020 Very easy.
作者 a2020
Manu4 An easy thing to do
作者 Manu4
something easy to do
作者 zhaleh hoor
AryelLanes It means that a certain task is extremely easy to tackle
作者 AryelLanes
aijaciba Easy to do!
作者 aijaciba
Sth is very easy.
作者 liamliams84
Shoba Pretty easy!
作者 Shoba
julito1 easy task
作者 julito1

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Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



I can easily write and play sports with my both hands. It’s just a piece of cake for me.


But I have to admit that my left hand is a bit better at executing the signals of my brain than my right hand.



albasel1975

Germany

The foolish is the one who thinks that life is a piece of cake… But the wise  who knows how much we struggle to achieve what we look for… Sometimes we show that it was very easy to do something to make others think that we are more talanted or cleverer but in fact we find more and more difficulity in achieving our goal… 


I’ d like to thank all of for giving a clear definition of the phrase a piece of cake.


07:22 AM Mar 26 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Oh  thanks Sienceboy!


Also for you! :-)

06:51 AM Mar 26 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Making nice comments is a piece of cake for you Mahtab and for S&W :)  

06:48 AM Mar 26 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

Dear mahtab making cupcakes is a piece of cake for you,Expect genius ,the rest of us need practice many times and long time forcus then we become success or thing goes to another side being failed.

04:13 AM Mar 26 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

We say it is “a glass of drinking water” or ” drinking water” in our language!


Hmm!


I dont think I could do anything very easy!


Hard working , high focusing and wanting to do everything in the best way! I did everything new in my life this way! And I was usually successful in many things!


But people around me always think whatever I do  is a piece of cake for me! While I never fulfilled any task or affair very easy!!


You tell me!


What is a piece of cake for me? :-)

S&W

S&W

China

hey dear ola Maybe encourage friends is the piece of cake to both of us.haha Is that a little small sheep in front of the lion?

03:13 AM Mar 26 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

Thank you, S&W. I think to keep a good freindship is a piece of cake for you.

02:53 AM Mar 26 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

Hey ola33 I am sure knitting for you is a piece of cake.I am too dumb to figure out what to me is a piece of cake.

ola33

ola33

Japan

looks like nothing is a piece of cake for me :) I’d rather say what is piece of cake for others. ...looking at the woman on the picture as an awatar of today’s lesson, I think smiling is a piece of cake for me. :))))

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