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get a feel for

get a feel for

Date: Aug 06 2015

Themes: Celebrity, How To, Pop Culture

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I want the chance to work with some of the best actors in the business. Because that’s where you can learn so much, by just being near them and getting a feel for how they approach their role and how they work with you.”

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar, speaking about learning new acting tricks (BrainyQuote)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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learn about; become used to

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Do you remember learning how to ride a bike? Like most people, you probably started at a young age on a bike with three wheels. And you probably practiced like that for a while. But once you got a feel for what it’s like to be on a bike, then you moved to one with only two wheels. Just like learning anything new, it often takes a while to get a feel for it.

To get a feel for something means to become comfortable with doing a new activity. Some things take a while to get a feel for, like driving a car or playing golf. Other things can be much easier. For example, it normally doesn’t take too long to get a feel for a new job. You can probably tell pretty quickly whether or not you will like it.

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar said that she likes to make movies with really good actors because she can get a feel for how they work. She thinks it is good to work with people who are good at their jobs so she can learn from them.

What is something you had to get a feel for this year?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“The only way to get a feel for driving is by doing it.”

“I’m pretty new to tennis, but I’m starting to get a feel for it.”

“Mandy is getting a feel for her new job.”

猜對了

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

Manu4 A taste or a bit of something unknown
作者 Manu4
to learn about something.
作者 La Princesse de la vie
a2020 How to approach sth.
作者 a2020
In my opinion "getting a feel for" means to begin to understand how to do something well.
作者 Annemonique
studentcro Being able to understand deeply, how particular task should be done. When it comes to acting, how to feel inside particular feeling and express that out for the audience, which is not easy to do being surrounded with all personality stuff when shooting a movie.
作者 studentcro

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

I am gonna get a driving license very soon. Hopfylly I*ll get a feel for it rapidly :)

07:14 PM Oct 27 2015 |

mays22

Jordan

hii

07:22 AM Aug 08 2015 |

mays22

Jordan

hii

07:22 AM Aug 08 2015 |

mays22

Jordan

hii

07:22 AM Aug 08 2015 |

S&W

S&W

China

@ola33Could you give some of your swimming feel to me cause my house is near to the ocean and I can’t swim .Finally i am tired to use swim ring and set my mind to learn swimming. I don’t get a feel for swim.


@Navid Arash you are excellent at english and use the whole lifetime to learn something you like isn’t a bad thing.

04:06 AM Aug 07 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

In the meantime, I’m trying to get a feel for French language. I have no clue how much time should it take, but after reading NavidArash’s comment and the nagging thought I have about my long time of learning English and yet still struggling for fluency, I’m realizing that excelling the language wouldn’t be anywhere in the near future.


Anyways, as long as your heart is set on it, you’re gonna get a feel for it.

07:41 PM Aug 06 2015 |

karylyn29

karylyn29

Peru

Now that i got married i’m getting a feel for cooking. I’ve found that it’s not so difficult!

07:37 PM Aug 06 2015 |

Wuthering

United States

At the beginning of hiking is  so hard , but soon or later I will get a feel for it . 

03:23 PM Aug 06 2015 |

mehmetgulsen

Turkey

The babby is getting a feel for wallking

02:22 PM Aug 06 2015 |

mehmetgulsen

Turkey

My friend is getting a feel for how they supply the orphans’ needing. He needs to know it.

02:16 PM Aug 06 2015 |

reyginaldo

Brazil

hello!


02:02 PM Aug 06 2015 |

ola33

ola33

Japan

My son is getting a feel for a basball game. He tried soccer, not that much of success. But baseball game, he can play non stop. Hopefully his passion will last. I get a feel for swimming. I can swim for hours. It’s a big time meditaion and muscle training for me. It’s totally fantastic!

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



My daughter has started to learn to tickle the ivories recently. 


I am not sure whether she will get a feel for it or not because some say music talents are inborn, while others say with practice we can learn anything we want. 



12:08 PM Aug 06 2015 |

NavidArash

NavidArash

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It only take a certain amount of time to get a feel for some particular activities such as riding a bicycle, cooking, driving … even you could master it in such a short time but It sounds different for learning a foreign language especially when you don’t live in an environment that the language is widely spoken out there.


I began to learn English when I was 15 years old, In that time I knew only a handful of English words by heart such as Yes ,No OK … But I thought big, I set a goal to speak English like a native speaker, and I thought It may only take 2 or 3 years to get a feel for it but It was my dumbness to think so. Now 15 years passed but still I’m struggling to get a feel for it and it sounds that some things in this world are lifelong learning process like life itself and It doesn’t matter how good you are still there are many new things to learn. 


I am not disappointed by this fact cos the learning process was all pleasurable and fun for me and in fact I’ve had a blast so far and the pleasure still goes on as long as there is something new to learn till the last minute of my life and It sounds really great. I wish English Baby would continue its services till that time and even further on and I could stay as a devoted follower and read its articles as well as all comments from my fellow learners.

11:45 AM Aug 06 2015 |

Lilt

Lilt

China

Get a feel for study ^ -^

11:28 AM Aug 06 2015 |

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