I hope you feel like a kid in a candy store when you read this English lesson! Today you’re going to learn English expressions with baby, and you’ve already started the lesson by reading one of the expressions in context. When you learn new expressions in context, in sentence examples, understanding the meaning is like taking candy from a baby, it’s much easier!
Are you ready to continue taking baby steps towards your English goal of fluency and watch today’s 60 Second Saturday video?
English Expressions with Baby
From the Video:
crybaby: a person who cries or complains a lot
EXAMPLE: Nancy is always complaining about her job. She’s such a crybaby.
like taking candy from a baby:
EXAMPLE: That test was so easy, it was like taking candy from a baby.
like a kid in a candy store: to be very excited and happy about something
EXAMPLE: This blog is so much fun to read! I feel like a kid in a candy store every time a new lesson comes out. 🙂
baby steps: small actions, tasks, or things done to reach a bigger goal
EXAMPLE: My main goal is to get a 110 on the TOEFL, so I am taking baby steps by reading news articles every day.
new kid on the block: the new person in a place, a school, a company or organization
EXAMPLE: I was happy when Oliver got hired because I was no longer the new kid on the block here.
to sleep like a baby: to sleep very well and heavily (not easily woken up)
EXAMPLE: Last night I slept like a baby, and I didn’t even hear the phone ring in the middle of the night.
as smooth as a baby’s bottom: very soft and silky
EXAMPLE: This new lotion makes my skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom
Practice Makes Perfect
You can practice these new expressions by writing sentences below in the comments, on YouTube, or in your own notebook!
Additionally, you can use some of these questions with a conversation partner or in the comments below:
- What baby steps do you take to learn English? Do you take baby steps every day?
- When do you feel like a kid in a candy store?
- Do you often sleep like a baby? Or do you have trouble sleeping?
- What is something that is like taking candy from a baby for you? How did it become some easy?
- Who is someone you know that’s a crybaby?
Don’t forget to share this English lesson with a friend learning English!
Until next time,
Happy Studying! ♥
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