Words & Phrases
someone who was present and saw what happened
Fortunately, there was an eye witness at the scene of the accident, so it was obvious who was at fault.
something that is true without a doubt
It is a universal fact that the sun rises in the east.
something you did or said that is considered socially incorrect
I made a faux pas when I was at my friend’s house. I didn’t take off my shoes like they do in his culture.
information you receive from another source that helps you improve what you are working on
I really appreciate the feedback my instructor gives me to improve my writing.
understanding how to do something after carefully studying it
I finally figured out how to get to the next level in this game. It wasn't easy.
First and foremost, we need to decide who is going to be our guest speaker at the event.
not moving or showing any expression of the face or body
He didn’t even flinch when I was telling him about how sad I was that we were breaking up. He was really cold with me.
generally speaking and being practical
all intents and purposes, it is best to wear sunglasses when you are driving
during the day
a place to meet and to have a discussion
Around election time, there are always open forums about the issues we will be voting on.
not playing or doing things by the rules
The outcome of the ice hockey game was positive, even though there was foul play during the game.