SATURDAY MORNING LESSON #77

Today’s lesson is a mixed bag: We’ll talk about grieving and we’ll talk about giving toasts. And we’ll learn a new informal phrase:    “to have sb’s back.” Ready?

Our word #1 is “to grieve”

 

: to feel or express great sadness, especially when someone dies:

 

He is still grieving his mother’s death.

 

Reference: Oxford Languages

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Our phrase #2 is “to have (got) sb’s back”

 

mainly US informal

 

: to be ready to protect or defend someone:

 

Don’t worry. I’ve got your back.

 

Reference: Definition of have (got) sb’s back from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Our phrase #3 is Here’s to …

 

: said when asking a group of people to hold up their glasses and then drink as an expression of good wishes to someone or hope for the success of something:

 

Here’s to the happy couple!

 

Reference: Definition of here’s to … from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Please take a look at this example and repeat it out loud:

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Please fill in the blanks out loud with our word/phrase #1, 2, or 3:

Now it’s time for our final clip.  Watch the clip first, and then fill in the blanks out loud.

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Reference: “On the Verge | Official Trailer | Netflix.” YouTube, Premiered Aug 28, 2021, https://youtu.be/L7rbMP6lx2k

Is it too early for a toast? I hope not 🙂  This is mine: “Here’s to all Saturday Morning Lessons subscribers! Thank you for learning English with me!” What about you? What is your idea for a toast? Please share it in the comments under this post, I can’t wait to read them 🙂

See you next week,

Ela Augustyniak 

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