Saturday Morning Lesson #100

Lesson #100  🙂  Maybe that is why I chose such a philosophical topic? Should we strive for perfection or should we settle for what we already have at some point in life? Enjoy!

Our word #1 is brick

noun [C or U]

: a rectangular block of hard material used for building walls and houses:

The chimney was made of bricks.

He was so embarrassed – his face went brick-red.

The discussions in Brussels hit a brick wall.

Reference: Definition of brick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press, Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

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

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Our phrase #2 is to settle for something

: to accept or agree to something, or to decide to have something, although it is not exactly what you want or it is not the best:

He wants a full refund and he won’t settle for anything less.

Reference: Definition of settle for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press

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Our word #3 is to roll on

 : to pass by in time, especially very quickly:

I can’t believe it’s nearly Easter already! The days just seem to roll on faster and faster lately.

Reference: Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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 it first, and then fill in the blanks out loud. One blank – one word.

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Reference: “Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address.” Stanford. YouTube, Mar 8, 2008

That’s all for today 🙂 See you next Saturday,

Ela Augustyniak