Нова навичка за 30 днів. TED talk + vocabulary

Vocabulary

  1. Stuck in a rut (00:16) – This idiom refers to when one has been performing the same habit for so long that it is hard to change up their routines

  2. Follow in the footsteps of (00:18) – This idiom refers to when one pursues the same life path or career, or carries on the tradition or work of someone who came before or is older

  3. The months flying by (00:50) – This phrase comes from the more common saying, “time flies,” which refers to when time feels as though it’s passing by very quickly

  4. If you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days (01:48) – This phrase stems from the idea found in a common saying, “if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen”

  5. Sleep-deprived (02:00) – A common pairing of words that refers to a lack of sleep

  6. The next great American novel (02:08) – This concept refers to an novel above all others that embodies American values and ideals of a particular era. While many American novels have been referred to as “Great American Novel,” this concept is usually an aspirational rather than attainable goal

  7. More/less likely to stick (02:38) – This phrasing stems from the common sayings “to make (something) stick” or “(something) that sticks,” which refer to having something be agreed to or accepted by others

  8. Ton of fun (02:43) – This popular idiom refers to something that or someone who is a lot of fun

  9. What are you waiting for? (02:58) – This phrase is used to rhetorically tell someone that they should be doing something sooner rather than later

  10. Give it a shot (03:08) – This phrase refers to trying your hardest or giving your best attempt at an activity you might not be good at doing