TTLS

quy hoc bong ttls

Tương Lai Tươi Sáng Là Sẻ Chia

English Conversation: The Meaning of Hand Gestures


(Bấm vào đây để chọn bài học kế tiếp)

Xem lời thoại dưới đây:

0:02

Hello. My name is Emma, and in today's video, I am going to teach you

0:07

all about how we use our hands in English.

0:11

So there are many ways we use our hands in English. I'm going to

0:14

teach you a lot of different ways we use them. A lot of students get very confused with this,

0:19

because the way we use our hands varies from culture to culture, so what we do in Canada

0:25

and England and the U.S. might be very different than with what you do in your country. Okay?

0:32

So pay close attention to these differences.

0:35

So to start with, let's look at: "knock on wood".

0:40

If you're living in an English-speaking country,

0:42

you may have noticed sometimes people have a wooden object or a desk, a table, something

0:49

made of wood, and they knock on it.

0:53

Okay? You might wonder: "What does this mean, knock on wood?"

0:58

In English tradition, if you say something good, for example:

1:05

"I did very, very well on my test. I killed my test. I did amazing on my test",

1:11

you might knock on wood to make sure that you don't jinx it. Okay?

1:17

I'll give you another example.

1:19

Imagine if I want to go on a picnic, and I'm a little afraid about rain, I might say:

1:26

"Oh, you know, today's supposed to be a very sunny day. Knock on wood."

1:31

I'm knocking on wood to prevent rain. Okay? So it's a superstition

1:36

we do in order to kind of protect ourselves from the