Agriculture: My grandparents worked in agriculture. They grew rice and other vegetables.
Deeply embroiled: Involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
- The CEO became embroiled in a dispute between two suppliers.
Come from a long line of: having a history of something in your family
- I come from a long line of engineers. Engineering is in my blood.
Can’t hear vs Can’t understand
- I listened to the recording but I couldn’t
- I listened to the recording but I couldn’t understand what they were saying.
Obstacle: a thing that blocks one’s way or prevents or hinders progress
- There are so many obstacles preventing us from moving ahead in business these days.
The woman from the United States was living in Paris to learn the language.
Stop by / Drop off: to visit someone briefly / to delivery someone or something to a place.
- She stopped by the school to drop off her homework.
Prescriptions: medicine prescribe by a doctor.
OTC: Over the Counter Medicine. I pack my preferred brands of OTC when traveling overseas. For example, head ache and stomachache medicine
- We had a few minutes of snow flurries this morning.
- An old lady offered her a seat next to her.
Confusing to Students:
Stop over vs Stopover:
Stop over (V): a break in a journey
- I will stop over your house on the way home from the mall.
Stopover (N): to stay at a place for one night or a few nights on the way to somewhere else or before
- I had a stopover in Paris for two nights.
Tilt vs Lean: As verbs the difference is that:
TILT is to slope or incline (something); to slant
- He had to tilt the barrel to pour out its contents.
LEAN is to incline, deviate, or bend, form a vertical position.
- Due to poor construction, the tower started to lean to one side.