Expression Speaking - bedtime snack
Q: What is your favorite bedtime snack?
A: Our favorite bedtime snack is cereal! + How about you?
bedtime snack - food you eat a short time before going to bed.
bedtime snack - usually used among parents and kids
nighttime snack - usually used by adults instead of bedtime snack
Vocabulary Speaking - faded; touched up
I got this tattoo💉 in 2009. Since then, it has faded a lot. I should get it touched up but it will be too painful...😉!
faded = less colorful than previously
touched up = to fix minor and usually visible defects of something
Expression Speaking - believe it or not
Most people hate Mondays because they don't want the weekend to end. Believe it or not, I love Mondays!
believe it or not = you can use this expression before saying something that seems uncommon, unlikely or not possible.
Expression Speaking - the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
My son and I both loved dogs at a very young age. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
the apple doesn't fall far from the tree = We use this expression when a child usually has a similar character or similar qualities to his or her parents
In my example:
Dad = tree
Son = apple🍏
Expression Speaking - happy camper
When I go to this coffee shop☕ and get my favorite seat, I am a happy camper😊!
happy camper = a feeling you get when you are happy/satisfied with your situation
Note: It is actually more common to add 'not' to describe an unhappy situation.
For Example: When I arrived at the coffee shop and my favorite seat was taken, I was 'not a happy camper'!