How can you say that one thing is completely different from the other? Check out this episode to learn a casual expression to say that, as well as ways to talk about free stuff!
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Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast! No diálogo de hoje, vamos acompanhar uma conversa entre um amigo e uma amiga que se encontraram em um evento no qual um deles está distribuindo doughnuts, de graça!
Não se esqueça de repetir as frases em voz alta, junto com a teacher Becs, para praticar bem a sua pronúncia e confira o material extra que preparamos para você aqui abaixo!
Autor: Rebeca Pereira (Becs)
Propriedade: Fluency Academy
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up, you got to practice your pronunciation and learn many new expressions, and now you can continue studying here by reading the dialogue, checking out the expressions with written explanations, and repeating all the sentences!
Doug: Hey! Doughnuts!
Lilly: Help yourself, they’re up for grabs!
Doug: Nice! Did you make them?
Lilly: Oh, no, I could never! I’m a terrible cook.
Doug: Oh, cut it out! I tried your cookies last month, and they were amazing!
Lilly: Apples and oranges! Cookies are way easier to make.
If something is “up for grabs”, it means anyone can take it, that it’s still available! It can be used for things that are for free or that need to be paid for. Check out some examples:
The clocks they made at art class are up for grabs now.
Some pens are up for grabs at the reception area, let’s get one!
Five tickets to the play are still up for grabs.
This is one of those words that can be used in several different ways. Here, in the dialogue, you saw it as an intensifier for the comparative word “easier”. Let’s see some other examples of this specific use:
My office is way busier than yours!
The first seasons of Game of Thrones are way better than the last ones.
Julie is way more worried about the presentation than Tim.
I think the Iguazu Falls are way more beautiful than the Niagara Falls.
This expression is used to emphasize that two things are totally different from each other, that they are so intensely different that it is impossible to compare them, but we also have some other more literal ways of expressing that idea, as well as some other figurative ones. Let’s see some alternatives:
What are you talking about? Those two movies are entirely different!
Cookies and doughnuts are as different as chalk and cheese.
Jake and Douglas are as different as night and day.
I like to cook at home, and I know that cooking professionally is a totally different ball game.
I know you two are best friends, but living together is a different kettle of fish!
Listen to this episode as many times as you wish, and follow it up with this extra content. That way, you'll be able to memorize these expressions you've learned! You’ll also be able to use them in conversations in the future. And remember, the more contact you have with the English language, the better you’ll get. So make sure you don’t miss out on our next episode!
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