I am out of town this week; however, I still want you guys to learn helpful everyday English skills which is why you have this short (but very sweet) video teaching you English idioms with town!
As I’ve explained in the past, learning idioms (and expressions) by a theme is a great way to memorize new language. This theme can help you stay focused, and give you an easy way to practice. In honor of being out of town, I wanted to focus on the word TOWN to teach you new English expressions.
You can review the expressions, their meanings, and example sentences in this video. Review more details below!
English Expressions & English Idioms with Town
out of town: away from the city that I live
EX: I am out of town this weekend.
hometown: the city that you grew up in
EX: I am visiting my homtown.
to go to town: to do something in an enthusiastic way, with a lot of excitement
EX: You went to town on your party.
to hit the town: to spend time in an area (like a city) doing some fun, entertaining things
EX: She hit the town last night, so she’s tired today.
to paint the town red: to spend time out drinking, dancing, hanging out, going to restaurants, and doing things (usually at night)
EX: I am going to pain the town red with my friends this weekend.
*Note: hit the town and paint the town red are similar expressions
Practice Makes Perfect
Complete the following sentences using the new vocabulary:
- If you are traveling, you are……..
- If you put a lot of effort into something, you……
- If you go to dinner, get some drinks, and then dance all night long at a nightclub, you…..
- If you are spending time in your childhood home, you are in your…
*See the answers below*
Use these questions to practice the new expressions and your speaking skills with a conversation partner:
- When’s the last time you were out of town? Where did you go?
- Where is your hometown?
- What’s something you always go to town on when you do it?
- Where do you like to go if you hit the town?
- When’s the last time you painted the town red? What did you do?
I hope you enjoyed this week’s everyday English lesson and can immediately start using these new vocabulary words and expressions! Until next time,
Happy Studying! ♥
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out of town 2. went to town 3. hit the town//are painting the town red 4. hometown