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"a blessing in disguise" | English Vocabulary BOOST + Quiz

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7 Lessons (1h)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:30
    • 2. Lesson Information

      1:40
    • 3. Explain the Idiom

      5:22
    • 4. Describe & Summarize the Picture

      3:18
    • 5. Create a Conversation

      2:53
    • 6. Explore Vocabulary & Phrases

      24:38
    • 7. Quiz & Review

      20:45
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IN THIS LESSON, we use an idiom frequently spoken by native English speakers as a foundation to:

• Improve your English vocabulary
• Sharpen your English communication skills
• Increase your English grammar proficiency

THIS LESSON HAS FIVE (5) SECTIONS:

(1) Introduce and explain a useful English idiom
(2) Describe and summarize an interesting picture
(3) Create a conversation using the picture and the idiom
(4) Analyze the conversation and use EXTRA images to explore important vocabulary and phrases
(5) Test your understanding with a QUIZ and explain the correct AND incorrect answers

THIS LESSON WILL:

• Boost your proficiency with important English vocabulary and phrases
• Improve your understanding and capacity to utilize a commonly used English idiom
• Increase your overall vocabulary by learning alternative ways to say essential words and phrases
• Improve your English grammar by using active grammar and English that is relevant to daily life
• Increase your confidence and ability to communicate using the English language

LET'S HAVE SOME FUN AS YOU EXPAND YOUR VOCABULARY AND BECOME MORE FLUENT IN ENGLISH.

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1. Introduction: Let's see being chased by our crazy neighbor. Maybe we could look at other ways to say our crazy neighbor always sounds interesting. Okay, so here we go. Let's take a look over here. She is like Little Red Riding Hood, but in killer mode, she has her butcher knife. She's holding it up with both hands. Our psychotic. A neighbor, our wacko neighbor. Okay, so the first and last words are all the same hour and neighbor. But in between, we have other ways to say or to describe someone as being Gugu crazy. So let's do some pronunciation. Repeat after me are crazy, neighbor a obstruct his progress, be under his sadness, see, Bolster his effectiveness or d improve his sweetness. Okay, I gotta be serious. All right. So what's your choice? Here's the music. 2. Lesson Information: Okay, so let's take a look. What are we studying today? I think it's a great question. Well, in this English lesson, we're going to talk about an idiom, describe and summarized a picture. Use a picture and the idiom to create a conversation. Use pictures to explain vocabulary and phrases in the conversation. And, oh, test you with the quiz. We will see if you have in paying attention. Okay, let's take a preview of the lesson so you can get an idea what will be studying. Well, we're going to talk about the idiom and we'll talk about what it means and give you an example. I'm gonna talk about the word ambulance. We're gonna talk about the sentence. She's gorgeous, and I'll give you other ways to say these things. We'll talk about a picture, will summarize it. We'll make a conversation. Oh, yeah? Then we're gonna talk about some phrases are crazy, neighbor. These will all be in the conversation. He wants to kill us. Hold him back, Axe. And I'm so thrilled, right? So today's lesson is kind of like from a horror movie, little like a scary movie. And of course, we're going to have a quiz, right? Okay, well, we're going to get started. This is our lesson for today. The theme is a blessing in disguise, so I think it makes sense to start with the idiom. 3. Explain the Idiom: Here we go. Ah, Blessing in disguise. Here we go. All right, let me just get it. Here. You may, Warren, second. Okay. All right. So a blessing in disguise is a misfortune, which turns out to have advantages. Right? Right here. So something bad happens, which creates something good. So a blessing is a good thing, right? If you receive a blessing or someone gives you their blessing, you're, like, great. Because something has happened in disguise. Being something's hidden right toe. A blessing in disguise is a misfortune, which turns out to have advantages. Advantages are good things, right? They help you out, they make your life better. Another way to explain a blessing in disguise is something bad happens. And because the bad thing happened, something good happens. So here's our example. Getting run over by the ambulance was a blessing in disguise. The driver was gorgeous and we got married. Okay. All right. So let's take a look at this example. Getting run over by the ambulance. Right. So here is an ambulance. These are different pictures. We can say the word. Repeat after me ambulance, and I'm sure you've seen an ambulance before. And ambulances and emergency vehicle used to transport look sick and injured people. Right? So where the pictures e think we have ambulances from different countries. I think this might be somewhere in Europe a little bit different color. And I'm gonna guess this is somewhere in Asia, just judging by the workers. And this down here would be a common ambulance that you might see in America in the United States. And here this looks like the most serious situation because you can actually see a guy on the ground who was hurt or sick or something. And you have all the workers and the attendance, maybe nurses and stuff that probably gonna put him inside the ambulance and bring him to the hospital. All right, so what it says used to transport transport just means move from one location to another location, and it's for sick and injured people. Okay, Alright. So back in the example getting run over by the ambulance was a blessing in disguise. It was something bad, but it turned out to be really good. It was in misfortune, something that seemed bag. But it turned out and really helped me, right? The driver was gorgeous. and we got married. Mm. Let's talk a boat. She's gorgeous, all right, so we have lots of pictures over here of very beautiful women. And let's see, I'm gonna give you other ways to say she's gorgeous. You would say she's beautiful. You could say she's lovely. And also in the comments, in case anyone has other ways or they want to help out. Great. I respond to the comments, right? You could say she's stunning. She is striking. She's captivating, right? So these are all different ways to say she's gorgeous, Very nice to look at someone who is gorgeous. All right, so let's do some pronunciation. Repeat after me. She's gorgeous. She is beautiful. She's lovely. She's stunning. She's striking. She's captivating. And the last one she's captivating. It seems to have a little bit extra meaning in that If something captivates you, it's like you can't stop looking at it. It's just usually, like really good or something that's so interesting, you don't want to look away right? So if she's captivating, you're like, all right, so these are all different ways to say she's gorgeous, all right? And that was the example for the idiom getting run over by the ambulance was a blessing in disguise. The driver was gorgeous and we got married. So it was a bad thing, you know, getting run over if the car or the ambulance drives into you and get knocks you over, you know, ran over on top of you. That would seem like a really bad thing. But it turned out well, because the driver of the ambulance was beautiful, gorgeous, captivating. And we ended up getting married, so this was a really a blessing in disguise. 4. Describe & Summarize the Picture: All right. So let's move on to our picture for today. And we have two young ladies. Ladies, we have Anna and we have a me. Okay, so let's describe the picture. We'll start with the environment. Looks like they're standing in front of a white door and we could say that the walls are blue. It looks like they're kind of a brick of brick and they're painted blue. Uh, not really a super dark blue, not a light blue. Maybe you could say, like navy blue or very similar blue to their genes. See, Anna and Amy are dressed similar, but there are a few things that are different. Ah, Anna has It looks like a long sweater what I would say, and it's kind of a gray and white kind of wide stripes on it and has blue jeans. And she has. It looks like dark brown leather boots and the boots come all the way up to her knees. Right? And let's see. Looks like she might have a bracelet on. She's smiling and she has dark brown hair, and the hair goes down past her shoulders. Now Amy is a little bit taller than Anna she has. It looks like blonde hair with highlights. So maybe her natural hair color is a darker blonde. And then she added extra highlights to make certain parts look later, I guess. And she has. It looks kind of like a coat. It's similar in length length to Anna's sweater coat, I guess. But it has a different design. And if you ask me, I would say it's like a Native American Indian design, right with the diamonds and the different patterns, stuff like that. Amy also has blue jeans own, and she has dark brown leather boots as well. So An and Amy are probably similar in age. I'm going to guess 16 17 maybe 18. Possible. I would say that they're teenagers, older teenagers and they're standing outside. Looks like it's daytime and they're just smiling and having a wonderful time. Okay, so if we summarise the picture, summarize means to just use a few sentences to describe. We're not going to give all the details, but if this picture just poof popped up in front of you, you could summarize it. So I would say to female teenagers are leaning against a A white door and smiling at each other. Mm. They are wearing similar clothing. It looks like the are around but the same age and are enjoying themselves. Okay, let me read that again. Two female teenagers are leaning against a white door and smiling at each other. There were in similar clothing. It looks like they're on the same age and are enjoying themselves and so nice. Okay, I think we need to get to the conversation. Mm. 5. Create a Conversation: So let's create a conversation between Anna and Amy, and it looks like Anna is going to be the one that is talking first. Okay, so here we go. Anna says being chased by our crazy neighbor was a blessing in this guise. Amy, I know. If he wasn't trying to kill us, we never would have become best friends and had this adventure. Anna, how long will this door hold him back? He keeps hitting it with his is acts and yelling like he's crazy. Amy may be the end of this chase will be another blessing in disguise. I am so thrilled. Best friends forever. I m So this is a strange conversation if I do say so myself. But first, we're gonna make the idioms bold. So it's easy to see how they're used in the conversation. So we have a blessing in disguise right there. And let's see, we'll find the other one. All right, let's see. Okay, we have another blessing in the disguise right down here. We're going to make it bold. It's easy to see where it is in the conversation. Okay, so I'm going to repeat the conversation at regular speed if you could follow along that be great. Here we go. Anna. Being chased by our crazy neighbor was a blessing in disguise. Amy, I know. If he wasn't trying to kill us, we never would have become best friends and had this adventure. Anna, how long will this door hold him back? He keeps who he keeps hitting it with his acts and yelling like crazy. Stay serious, Amy. May be the end of this chase will be another blessing in disguise. I'm so thrilled. Best friends forever. Okay, so who knew that behind this door is a crazy neighbor who's trying to kill them. Ah, this is like out of a horror movie. Hmm. OK. 6. Explore Vocabulary & Phrases: Okay, so now it's time to break this conversation down, and we're gonna talk a boat, a mother vocabulary and phrases inside it. So let's start with the first part, right? Anna says being chased by our crazy neighbor was a blessing in disguise. Let's see, being chased by our crazy neighbor. Maybe we could look at other ways to say our crazy neighbor always sounds interesting. Okay, so here we go. Let's take a look. All right? So I'm gonna give you other ways to say our crazy neighbor. But first, maybe we should wander through these pictures. Ah, are crazy, neighbor. OK, so we have this guy and he just looks a little bit strange, right? This guy is Looks like he's looking at his reflection in a piece of glass or broken Mir. Hey, is upset. He's pissed off. He's yelling, crying or just Yeah, this guy down here that's straight out of, like, a horror movie or, ah, scary movie. Got a knife, and he's already Oh, and he's got some sort of weird skeleton alien zombie kind of face. I don't know. This lady makes me laugh. Over here. She is like little red riding hood, but in killer mode, she has her butcher knife. She's holding it up with both hands, and it's like she it has a taste for blood. Yes. Your tongue. Uh huh. All right, so she's looking. Something's gonna happen. Okay, So here are other ways to say, our crazy neighbor, we could say our insane neighbor, we could say our deranged neighbor, our demented neighbor, our psychotic. A neighbor, our wacko neighbor. Okay, so the first in last words are all the same hour and neighbor. But in between, we have other ways to say or to describe someone as being goo crazy. So let's do some pronunciation. Repeat after me are crazy neighbor, our insane neighbor, our deranged neighbor, our demented neighbor, our psychotic neighbor, our wacko neighbor. Okay, And if you're doing pronunciation, show me some apples in the comments in the chat section lets me know that you're participating. Okay, so, uh, yeah, there's not a lot to go through here because they all pretty much the same is crazy, right? Psychotic. That seems to be a little bit crazy. Plus like super crazy, because maybe you're gonna do really psycho things. Maybe hurt people hurt yourself. Uh, wacko. Nice. Strong word for crazy, Demented. Something upstairs in your head is good. Dude, it's not working right? He arranged. Think if walking on a straight line is normal and you're like you're insane. Okay, so I could say all of these people over here be crazy. Wacko, psychotic, demented. Mm. All right. So Anna, being chased by our crazy are wacko, are deranged, are psychotic. Neighbor was ah, blessing in disguise. Being chased by our crazy neighbor was actually a good thing. It seemed like a misfortune, But something really good happened from it. Um, our life has an advantage now because this bad thing happened. Okay. Amy says I know. Of course, if he wasn't trying to kill us, we never would have become best friends and had this adventure. Amy and Anna really have positive energy for having a crazy person taste them. Who's trying to kill them. So let's take a look at other ways to say kill us. All right, let's see. Kill us. All right. So the neighbor crazy, deranged wacko neighbors trying to kill them. All right, so here are other ways to say E wants to kill us all right. We'll do the examples first, and then we'll get to the pictures. All right, so he wants to kill us. You could say he plans to murder us. You could say he wants to assassinate us, huh? He plans to liquidate us. He wants to execute us. He plans to terminate us. Okay, so but a nice, lovely subject. But these are all other ways who say he wants to kill us. All right. So we could do a little pronunciation. Repeat after me. He wants to kill us. He plans to murder us. He wants to assassinate us. E plans toe liquidity, dust. He wants to execute us. He plans to terminate us. Mm, No. Whatever you pick his plans are that someone's going Teoh, someone's going to be killed. Someone's going to die. All right, let's see Assassinate something that you would see straight out of the movies. Right? Where someone an assassin. They sneak around and they make plans, follow someone and figure out their schedule. Where they going to do so? They could find the best time to Or or boom? So assassinate. Liquidate is just another word for kill murder. It's like he wants to get rid of us, but not, like as in make you leave. He wants to get rid of us forever. Make us stop living execute, you know, to kill and terminate is similar to liquidate. So if you term if someone terminates they you die, right? All right, let's take a look at the pictures that start with the most straightforward one. He's holding a nice knife, and I don't think he wants to cut vegetables. I think he wants to. Hey, wants to kill someone, right? He wants to murder. He wants to assassinate. Hey, down here! Okay, I need to stay focused. We have Kermit the Frog, right? This guy here is famous. He's called Kermit the Frog, and he has a big knife, and he stabbed a potato. And the potatoes friend is looking on with big eyes like, Ah, what happened? And I imagine this is tomato sauce ketchup. But the whole idea is that he stabbed in their pretenders blood and stuff like that. And over here, similar more potatoes. But the friend comes up and he's like, Oh, what happened to my body? And the body has a fork and a knife sticking out of him. And from the night the knife hole, there is a lot of blood, which is probably just catch up. But the whole idea is that someone killed this potato, huh? So these were other ways to say he wants to kill us. Let's go back to the conversation. All right, So, Amy and said I know if he wasn't trying to kill us, we never would have become best friends and had this adventure. Most people probably wouldn't call it an adventure. If some crazy guys chasing you trying to kill you, then you probably wouldn't call it adventure. You probably call it a nightmare. A nightmare is like a really bad dream. Maybe it's a real nightmare. And, you know, really bad things were about to happen. All right, so let's see, Anna says, How long will this door hold him back? Mm, all the M back. It might be interesting to talk about other ways to say hold him back, All right. And him is a crazy neighbor. Mm. All right. So, yeah, let's check up old him back. Hi. There are other ways to say Hold him back. You could say keep him away. stop him from entering. Block his movement. Stop him from advancing. Obstruct is progress. Hm? The whole idea is that there's mo mentum. Something is moving forward, and we want to We want to block it. We want to stop it. All right. So hold him back, right. You could say keep him away. Right. I think it's pronunciation time. Repeat after me. Hold him back. Keep him away. Stop him from entering. Oh, we have someone in the comments. Huda. All non sour says hold him back. That's right. So we're talking about other ways to say Hold him back. We want to stop him from moving. You could say stop him from entered and all we're doing pronunciation. So repeat after me. Stop him from entering. Block his movement. Stop him from advancing. Obstruct his progress. All right, so let me say keep him away. This picture works well with that one. It's like you're trying to push person away. Stay over there, Stay far away. Especially in the situation. We're talking about where the guy is chasing the two girls and he wants to kill them. Uh, we want that guy to stay far away. You could say stop him from entering. Because if we take a look at the picture in the conversation, they talked about the guy. He's behind the door right now and they're holding it closed. Right. So, uh, how long will this door hold him back? In other words, how long will this door stop him from entering? Once he goes through the door, maybe it's another room. Or maybe it's another section of the building. I don't know. Entering is just to go inside. All right. Uh, rock hot in the comments. Hello? Hello? Welcome. All right. So block his movement is, you know, to stop him from moving around. If you say stop him from entering. I would say this picture works very well, even though it's a really old lock, and the lock might break easily. So if you want to upgrade, you could use a lock like this like a bank vault bank safe, right? Could also say, stop him from advancing. In other words, stop him from moving forward and obstruct his progress. Obstruct is like to put something in his way so he can't move forward. Similar to stop but obstruct could just mean to slow down to, like, if it was this lock on the door. I don't imagine this Lockwood hold him back for very long because it's old and it probably will break easily in this picture. Looks you have, like, we have a creepy person outside who has a hood on and there, uh, up against the glass, saying crazy things straight out of a movie, right? So these are all different ways to say hold him back. So let's go back to the conversation, see where we are as we're moving along. Okay, so Anna says, How long will this door hold him back? Once again, him is Ah, the crazy neighbor who's trying to kill us. Mm. So how long will the store hold him back? He keeps hitting it with his ax and yelling like he's crazy. Mm. So let's see the word axe, and we'll just talk about that briefly. In case you're not familiar with wooden axes because we can't see the guy right. They're talking about him because he's on the other side of the door and they're just smiling and laughing and stuff. But on the other side of the gore the door, there's a guy with an ax. He's hitting it, trying to break through the door. Let's see. Rock hard says, Does obstruct mean put obstacles in his way? Sure. If we're talking about obstructing someone, obstruct his progress, right? It could be. Maybe there's that you put a door in his way. Maybe you throw a piece of furniture in his way. Maybe you tried toe, I don't know. Shove other people in front of him. We tried to trip him, make him fall some way to stop him from moving forward. Or if possible, you get a nice, beautiful door like this and stop him completely. Uh huh. Right. So, yes, obstruct means to stop their forward momentum. Stop them from advancing. And you could put obstacles in their way. That would work. All right, so let's take a look at the word axe. All right, let's see till here we go. The pictures speak for themselves. A picture paints 1000 words. You know that video, right? So in X is a sharp tool used to chop wood, cut down trees or, uh, use as a weapon of war. Or if you're a crazy psycho killer, you can use an axe to right? So let's see, right here we have an axe and I would say this is a single sided acts. Sometimes they have a blade on both sides, and that would be a double bladed acts. But this is just a single bladed acts, and this acts down here. It looks like they're using to chop some wood, maybe to prepare a fire. Now this guy, he looks like he's getting ready for battle for war, and the accent he's carrying is a double sided acts. There's a blade on both sides, and yes, it's a special word. This time it's called a Battle X right, and it's just a compound word. We have acts at the end, and then we have battle at the beginning together a battle axe. So in the conversation, the crazy guy behind the door, the crazy neighbor is chasing them with an ax, right? So for some reason, they're laughing and joking and stuff, but it's just a big adventure to them. But on the other side of the door is the crazy neighbor, and he keeps hitting it with his ax and yelling like he's crazy! And we reviewed crazy uh, other words for crazy When we say are crazy, Neighbor are insane Neighbor, be arranged, Demented, psychotic wacko. This neighbor is not a friendly fellow. We would like to stay away from him. Okay, so let's see. Moving on the conversation, Amy says groups. All right, May Amy says, Maybe the end of this chase will be another blessing in disguise. Maybe the end of this chase will be another It an advantage for our lives because before she was talking about being chased by the neighbor was a blessing in disguise, right? If the neighbor wasn't chasing them, trying to kill them, then we never would have become best friends. So the bad thing when we're talking about, uh, the idiom a blessing in disguise when a blessing in disguise is a misfortune which turns out to have advantages or something bad happens, which creates something good. So in this conversation, something bad is the crazy neighbor chasing them, and the good thing is that they were able to become friends anyway. They're happy and they're smartly in there. They're good with that. All right, so Amy continues. She says, I'm so thrilled. Best friends forever. Okay, so let's talk about the short sentence. I'm so thrilled. Oh, it's with an exclamation mark because she's showing some positive energy even though there's a crazy guy on the other side of the door. Okay, so let's talk about other ways to say I'm so thrilled. Mm. All of these pictures. Much positive energy and a little crazy energy. Ah, Rock has his. I'm so excited. Look at death. That's the 1st 1 on my list. Nice work. Very good. Well done. All right. I'm so excited. Great. And if you have other ways to say I'm so thrilled, put him in the comments. Great. Right? The 2nd 1 on my list is I'm so exhilarated that Sihpol spell that right? All right, that was kind of a long word. I'm so exhilarated. You see, I'm so electrified, like electricity, right? I'm so happy. Okay, I'm so animated. I'm so in throughs See? Ass stick. I'm so enthusiastic. I'm so happy. All right. Okay, so let's do a little pronunciation these other ways to say I'm so thrilled. And then we'll talk about each one and the pictures, so repeat after me. I'm so thrilled. I'm so excited. I'm so exhilarated I'm so electrified. I'm so animated. I'm so enthusiastic. I'm so happy. All right, Of all of these, I would see the weakest one is probably this one. I'm so happy because it's like I'm very happy, but is possible. Depends how the person says it. But just the words by themselves doesn't quite communicate the same awesome energy as I'm so excited, exhilarated, electrified, animated and enthusiastic. Mm. Thrilled. So we're talking about, like, top level energy, such wonderful energy that it's just like, Ah, so let's see this lady right here. He's like, huh? Everything is fantastic. Mm. Well, rock hard says, Can I say I can't wait for it? That's a good possibility. And when you say, I can't wait for it, that means that we have more information on what it is. Maybe it's Ah, birthday party. A surprise party or a trip something. But the idea is that you know what it is. I can't wait for it, right? I'm so excited for it. Sure you could say that, right? Just that. Like I said before, if you say I can't wait for it, we would need the extra piece of information to know what it is. But yes, you could say that. Very good. All right. This lady down here who shot long hair in braids, I guess. And her Her shirt is similar. Color to the other ladies she has her hands up to. She's looking up. Something has happened. Maybe she had a blessing in disguise, something bad. But then, poof, You ended up being something advantageous for her life, something good for life. She's like, I can't believe it or I won the lottery. I'm so thrilled. Okay, so now this lady, she jumps really high. And she's so thrilled. She's so excited, animated, and she hops into the air. She said, Yeah, yeah, I'm so excited, right? Hopefully she's not jumping off the cliff. That would kind of ruin her excitement, But in this picture right now, maybe it's a hill. Maybe just a hill on the path goes over the side. Hopefully, she's not jumping off a cliff or the off the side of a castle. Either way, this guy, he's like a rock star, right? Maybe he just has some crazy wild music, and he's like probably has a Wigan. Is that his hair flower all around? If I had to choose one. I would say he would say, I'm so electrified. Oh, right. Okay. Back to the conversation. Here we go. So she says, maybe the end of this chase will be another blessing in disguise. I'm so thrilled. I'm so excited. I'm so ecstatic. I'm electrified. Best friends forever. But okay, so this situation hopefully doesn't happen too often where you're crazy. Neighbor tries to chase you and kill you. But these two girls, they're making the best of it. They didn't know each other before the neighbors decided to taste them. But now they know each other, and it looks like they are going to be best friends forever. Oh, nice. All right. And she says, may be the end of this chase will be another blessing in disguise. I don't know what could happen at the end to make it like another blessing in disguise, because right now it's the opposite of a blessing because he's still trying to kill them. Maybe maybe when he's trying to kill them, he trips and falls anyth It's himself of the accident. He dies, but his pockets are full of diamonds in cash and millions of dollars And so that's the blessing in disguise. I don't know. I have to use your imagination on that one. Okay, so we just did the conversation. Who did? The vocabulary. We talked about it all. Eight. You know what time it is? Yes. I think you know what time it is. It's quiz time. 7. Quiz & Review: I need to put on my glasses. They're still working. Well, they're not broken. Okay. All right, So it is quiz time. Let me take a quick drink and we'll get started, all right? I talked so much that sometimes my mouth gets dry. All right, so it's quiz time. Let's see if you were paying attention. How you do? Question number one? What was the girl's reaction to the situation? Here are your choices? A They were distraught. Be? They were enjoying it. See, they were bored with it. De They were loading it. Um, all right, let me play some music while you think about your answer. Here we go. Okay. All right. In the comments, we see yield is too gay. Says hello. Hello. Hello. All right. So if this was the question the first question in the quiz what was the girl's reaction to the situation? Uh, the answer is three. They were enjoying it. Yes. All right. So let's see. Um, all right, we'll talk about the answers right now before we go to question number two. So they were enjoying it. What was the girl's reaction to the situation? In other words, how did they feel about what was happening. And we learned in the conversation that they were being chased by a crazy neighbor and he was trying to kill them, right? What? For them? It was kind of a good thing because they were so happy that they became best friends and had this adventure, so their their reaction is probably abnormal, not normal, but, uh, right in this situation, they were enjoying it because they were so happy to become friends. Uh, hey, says they were distraught. Distraught means, like, really upset. If something is just sucking your good energy out like, uh, it's horrible, I feel distraught. But that's not how they were feeling. They were enjoying it. They were bored with it. That doesn't work. Board just means you don't find something exciting at all. So boring. I don't wanna look it anymore. I'm not interested in it. They were loading it. Loathing is another word for hate. They were hating it. They were really dissatisfied with it. It was just a horrible situation for them, which it waas because the guy was trying to kill them. But for some reason, they were enjoying it because they were so focused on their friendship. Best friends forever. Okay. All right, let's go to question number two. Who was chasing the female teenagers? Ah, a the attractive neighbor. Be the troublesome neighbor. See the good natured neighbor or D the deranged neighbor. All right, here's your music. Okay, So who was chasing the female neighbors? The answer is D the deranged neighbor. Who do you remember? We learned about what the word deranged means. Okay, so we have this guy, he's chasing them, trying to kill them. Uh, it's the crazy. Crazy is the meaning off. Deranged, right? So if we use in a phrase, are crazy neighbor, we can also say are deranged. Neighbor is insane, is demented. He's psychotic. He's wacko. Crazy. Yes. So he is crazy. And that's the meaning of demons of deranged. Right. Let's go back to the question. Here we go. So who is chasing the female teenagers who was chasing the girls of the young women? It was the deranged neighbor, the crazy one, the attractive neighbor. Maybe he's good looking, but I think it's kind of irrelevant when he's trying to kill them. Trouble. Some fits, right? But you have to look at all of the answers and deranged is the best one. Troublesome just means full of trouble or someone who causes problems. I would say this is a huge problem. I would say it's more than troublesome. It's like the guy wants to murder them, right? He's deranged. Good natured neighbor. Not quite good. Need good nature. Just made someone who is. It's pleasurable to be around them. They're kind. They're nice. Easy to talk to, stuff like that. So the answer here is the deranged neighbor. A crazy neighbor. All right. Question number three. The girls the girls were trying to do What? To the neighbor. A obstruct his progress, Be under his sadness, See? Bolster his effectiveness or d improve his sweetness. Okay, I gotta be serious. All right. So what's your choice? Here's the music. - Okay . So the girls were trying to do what? To the neighbor. Answer is a obstruct. His progress, right? Let's take a look in the conversation where we can find the answer right towards the middle . Let's see. And she says, How long will this door hold him back? Right? Old him back is another way to say obstruct your progress and you could see their leading on the door. I mean, they could probably they could probably be using more energy just leading there, smiling, but okay. Either way, we talked about the phrase hold him back, and the last example was obstruct his progress, which, in other words, mean stop him from advancing, blocking his movement, stop him from entering or moving forward. And you could also say, keeping boy gonna keep him over there because he's gotta ax, and he's trying to kill us. So, you know Hey, stay over there. Okay, So let's see. All right, So the answer is obstruct his progress. That's what the girls were trying to do. All right, Inder under his sadness. Well, we don't know what emotional state he's in, but even if he said, and that's probably not their priority right now, Inder is similar to obstruct. But the full answer is not correct. Like hinder is like trying to stop his sadness. No, we're not really looking for that. Bolster. His effectiveness. Effectiveness means that you're productive, your effective you get things done, make good decisions and you advance Right holster is similar to boost increase, make stronger, make mawr make bigger, make faster, bolster right, bolster his effectiveness, improved his effectiveness. Boost his effectiveness. We don't want the guy to be more effective because you'll chop down the door and kill us. No. Right. Improve his sweetness. It doesn't quite work because it's obvious he's not sweet. He was sweet than he probably wouldn't be chasing the girls, trying to kill them with an axe. So that's the wrong answer. The correct answer is a obstruct. His progress Keep him behind the door. But we can't get at us. All right. Question number four. Uh, the neighbor wanted to the girls. Right. Here are your choices a wretched aggravate, Be wealthy. Captivate. See wacko. Liquidate. De weird marinate. Okay, here's your music. - Okay , so I waited a little bit longer on that one because there are multiple combinations to check out. All right, but there's only one right answer. The answer is see wacko, Liquidate. Right. So the full sentence would be the wacko neighbor wanted to liquidate the girls. All right, so let's take a look first. Wacko. What do we know about the neighbor? He is. Where is he? He is crazy. Another word for crazy is wacko. crazy man. Crazy man. All right. And liquidate. What does it wacko neighbor want to do to the girls? He wants to liquidate them. And liquidate, we learned, is another way to say to kill, right, to liquidate us, to execute, to terminate, to murder, toe assassinate to stab the potato. Okay, so that was the answer. The answer is C. Let's take a look at the wrong answers to make sure you understand what the words mean. Wretched Just means, like the horrible neighbor, the mean neighbor, a bad neighbor, the terrible neighbor, which makes sense, Right. But, uh, the second word doesn't quite work. That's what I like about these questions there. Two parts. And you have to get both right to get the correct answer. So if you chose a the wretched neighbor wanted to aggravate the girls. In other words, the bad neighbor. The terrible neighbor wanted to aggravate aggravate means make upset or make them angry. Get them pissed off. Which would probably happen if you're chasing them with an axe. Probably going to get upset. But the neighbor doesn't want to aggravate them. He wants to liquidate, kill them, terminate them, though a doesn't work be. The wealthy neighbour wanted to captivate the girls Well, we don't know about his financial state. We don't know about his financial status. We don't know if he's wealthy, but it's kind of irrelevant because captivate is usually a positive thing or something that's very interesting. So if the neighbor wanted to captivate the girls, maybe he would like, I don't know, give them a bunch of money or buy them tickets to a wonderful concert that they really like , or a singer or something, or show them something that they find interesting. But when he holds up his axe, I don't think they'll find that very captivating because they're gonna be running in the opposite direction. All right, D is incorrect as well. Weird. That seems to fit, but he's much more than weird. He's psycho psychotic, so the the weird neighbor wants to marinate the girls. Maybe if he's crazy. Well, marinate is to see I'm not a cooking expert, but what I remember about marinating. It's like you take chicken and organ vegetables or whatever, and you let them soak in a socks, maybe a sauce with spices or something. Maybe overnight or a few days in the refrigerator, and then the taste from the spices get into the meat during the vegetables. It's like soaking something in a liquid to absorb to suck up the taste of the liquid. So marinate is like a cooking thing. Maybe the crazy neighbor wants to marinate them, but that doesn't fit for this answer. So the weird neighbor wanted to marinate. The girls knows the best answer here is C. The wacko neighbor wanted to liquidate the girls. Okay, that was question number four. Question number five. If the neighbor wasn't trying to kill the girls, they wouldn't a be mediocre. Pals, B B Ninja Warriors, C B worst enemies D B best friends. All right, make your choice. Here is the music. Okay, So if the neighbor wasn't trying to kill the girls, they wouldn't. Here's the answer, Dean. Be best friends. Mm. This is where the idiom comes in. A blessing in disguise. Let's take a look at the conversation and see what we're talking about. Okay? So if he wasn't chasing them, they never would have become best friends. So when we talk about the idiom of blessing in disguise, there are two parts you have a misfortune, you have something bad that happens. But because the bad thing happened, something good happens or you have advantages later on. But you only get the advantages. You only get the good things because something bad happened. So in this strange, weird example, the only reason that they became best friends is because this weird, crazy psycho wacko guys trying to kill them. So maybe maybe they were all neighbors. But Anna and Amy had never met each other before. And, uh, maybe the guy was also the neighbor and he started chasing one. Maybe started chasing Anna. And she's running. And he also Amy comes out of her door and he starts chasing both of them. And then in a in an A and Amy meet for the first time and become best friends. Right? Papa Metta says hello in the comments. Greetings. Greetings to you as well. Thank you for joining us. All right, So this was the blessing in disguise. Being chased by our neighbor was a blessing in disguise. It seems really bad, but because he's chasing us, we became best friends. All right, let's go back to the end of the quiz here it ISS. So the answer was, if the neighbor wasn't trying to kill the girls, they wouldn't be best friends. Perfect example of a blessing in disguise. Maybe a strange blessing in disguise. So let's talk both of wrong answers. To see a be mediocre pals pals is just another word for friends. Very informal. You know, we're buddies. Mediocre is another word for ordinary common regular. Nothing special, right? But we know this one doesn't work because they're not mediocre pals. They're best friends. Okay, Be just doesn't make sense at all because we know nothing about them becoming injured warriors. But if they suddenly became ninja warriors, they could fight him. That might work. But either way, it's a wrong answer and be worst enemies. No, that's not quite right, because we know that they're trying. They became best friends, but we're be worst enemies is opposite. They would be worst enemies with the guy who's running behind them, trying to kill them. Okay, so D's at best answer. Be best friends. If the neighbor wasn't trying to kill the girls, they wouldn't be best friends. All right, so we just did the quiz. Wonderful. All right. Let's see. What did we accomplish today? I think we did a lot. Did we talk about a medium check? Yes. Did we describe in summarize a picture, huh? Did we? I think we did. Yes. We summarize his picture right here with the description. Right. All right, let me find my checklist. So, check. Did we use a picture and the idiom to create a conversation? Oh, yes. We have the picture right here. And we created this lovely excited adventure of a conversation. All right, let's see. Did we use pictures and to explain vocabulary and phrases in the conversation? Oh, yeah. Yes, we did. So we had quite a few phrases to date. We had our crazy neighbor and other ways to say it. We have, uh he wants to kill us and other ways to say it. Hold him back. Yes. Other ways to say acts. Well, not other ways to say acts, but the definition of an axe. Right? And I'm so thrilled and other ways to say I'm so thrilled, right? I think we get a check on that one too. Took okay. And did we test you with the quiz? Yes, we did all right? Yes, we did. As always. I like to end our lesson with our motto. Improve your English, become more valuable. The idea here is Tiu. As you improve your English, you open your ability to do things in the world. English is the most international language, right? So even though you have, like 20 people from all different countries, almost always they're going to choose to speak in English because they know that that's the language that everybody shares and communicates in. So if you become more valuable, it means you're able to do more things. You have more skills, you have more abilities, will improve English and become more valuable.