February 21st, 2021

Business Lessons:

Nitty-gritty job: the most important aspects or practical details of a subject or situation: informal

“let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of finding a job”

Reconciliations: the action of making one view or belief compatible with another:

“He aims to bring about a reconciliation between art and technology”

  • To highlight my point in a presentation I would exaggerate my point a bit.

Conversation Lessons:

TV Drama ‘Suits’: Season 3 Episode. 12 & 13

  • It’s not gonna hold up: You can say that but it’s not gonna hold up in court.
  • Be on borrowed time: If someone or something is living on borrowed time or is on borrowed time, they are not expected to survive for much longer. 
  • Can/can’t deliver on it: To fulfill an obligation, such as keeping a promise or paying a debt.

When someone you know loses a loved one:

  • My condolences to you and your family.
  • I’d like to offer my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Key point: Present Perfect VS Past Simple

I’ve been playing baseball in my neighborhood since I was little.

= You still do the activity these days.

I played baseball in my neighborhood when I was little.

= You no longer play baseball in your neighborhood.

I was surprised by both the batter and the pitcher. They are both good athletes.

I was surprised because both the batter and the pitcher are good athletes.

There was an art exhibition at my kid’s school but only one parent was permitted to attend.


メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 が付いている欄は必須項目です


1. Daily Lessons


February 20th, 2021
1. Daily Lessons


February 22nd, 2021