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If your answer to all the above questions is YES, you have just clicked the right English lesson. In this New English conversation lesson series, I will teach you 50 smart English phrases for everyday English conversation. This is a 5 part English lesson series and you are watching the 3rd part in this series. Each lesson covers 10 smart English phrases, with example sentences for use in daily English conversations, so that you sound confident and fluent in English. This English lesson will cover smart phrases to talk about Age. I am Sara, A native English speaker and my accent is the modified version of Received pronunciation that is the standard British Accent. It would help you improve your pronunciation and listening skills.
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Complete Lesson Transcript –
Hello & welcome to part 3 of this 5 Lesson English lesson series, where you learn smart English phrases for daily English conversations. I am Sara, your English coach, In part 1 and 2 we looked at 20 smart English expressions, I hope you have already started using them to sound fluent in English. In today’s English lesson I will teach you 10 more smart English phrases, but all the phrases are related to someone’s age. Sounds interesting, Thank you for all the lovely comments, I can see you have already started using these phrases in your conversations.
Let’s learn 10 more smart English expressions. Excited! Let’s get started.
I am no spring chicken. What does it mean – I am no spring chicken. The other day I went for a run with my brother and realised he couldn’t even run for 2 miles, he started gasping for breath. It means he’s no longer young.
After taking the stairs, I realised I am no spring chicken.
Instead of saying I am no longer young, you could say – I am no spring chicken.
Now it’s your turn to write a sentence in the comments, it would help you remember these phrases faster. I would love to read your comments.
Moving on (to be) Wet behind the ears. Interesting phrase. Huh!
Someone who is young and inexperienced, you can call them wet behind the ears.
My assistant is a bit wet behind the ears. He still has a lot to learn.
Of course when you just start working after passing out from college, you are wet behind the ears and gradually gain experience.
Next up at no 3 is – To get on in years. To get on in years. When you start feeling you are getting old, you can say – I am getting on in years. You start seeing the signs of getting old.
Ryan’s worried he’s getting on in years after spotting more gray hair.
Up next is – It Bridges the generation gap.
Generation here mean a period of 10 years. So when Something that appeals to people of all ages, It bridges the generation gap.
This web series I saw the other day, bridges the generation gap. The whole family loves it.
You, your parents, your grand parents, your elder sibling , everyone loves it.
At no 5 I have – Bright young things. This phrase is usually used to refer to
People who are young, enthusiastic, fashionable and ambitious. In short young people who are full of energy with great plans for the future.
Listening to the ideas of the bright young things at the start-up seminar, made me realise that the country is filled with talent.
Here’s another one – In the prime of my life. In the prime of my life. When Someone is at their best – They are healthy, successful, content with life or at the peak of their career. You can say – they are in the prime of their life.
I’ve just turned 35, and I’m in the prime of my life. I always go to the gym after work.
Well, if you stay healthy, you will always be in the prime of your life. I work-out at least thrice a week, what about you, let me know in the comments.
The next phrase is quite interesting – Twilight years, what do you mean by twilight years.
Twilight means the time after the sunset before it gets dark, or the short time before the sunrise. The soft glowing light you see in the sky when the sun is below the horizon. Here, twilight years refers to -The last years of someone’s life.
Maria and Peter spent their twilight years travelling the world.
Great thing to do! I would certainly love to do that in my twilight years, I would love to see every corner of the world.
Have your parents ever told you To come of age and then take the car keys. Well, it means to reach maturity or have legal rights as adults.
As soon as teenagers come of age, they rush to get a driving licence.
Next up – A ripe old age. A ripe old age. It’s pretty easy to understand, it means A Very old age. Someone who is very old.
I was surprised to see them getting married at the ripe old age of 82.
The next phrase is the exact opposite to the previous one – A tender age, you guessed it right, it means – A very young age.
Sally first sang on stage at the tender age of 7.
Some gifted children have more advanced abilities than others at a tender age.
I am sure you have heard about the 7 year old Zora Ball, who developed a full mobile app video game. Another example is Ayush aged 10, who became the youngest app developer at Apple’s Developer conference.
I am sure a lot of you might think, I wish I had started to learn English at a tender age. Let me tell you , It’s never too late to learn anything. Get started now and become fluent in English in less than a year. You can do it!
Thanks for watching, Bye.