4.6.1: Year 4 American English Vocabulary

Congratulations for reaching Year 4 of your English Studies.  For Year 4 American English vocabulary, we will work on American English idioms as well as short videos explaining a term heard in a movie.

  • Directions: Click on the link below to learn 3 American English Idioms

AT (ONE’S) WITS’ END, AT THE DROP OF A HAT, and AT THE END OF (ONE’S) ROPE: American English Idioms #6

  • Directions: Watch the video below to learn a new English vocabulary term

2 thoughts on “4.6.1: Year 4 American English Vocabulary

  1. 4.6.1: year 4
    American English Idioms# 6
    English @ the Movies:
    ”Stay in your lane” I heard this phrase in the above video of the Movie,” No Time to Die”
    As I understand the meaning of this phrase is,” to mind your own business” or ”stick with what you
    know and are good at. For example, I really wish he would stay in his line and stop asking me about my finance. Even friends should stay in their lines.

  2. 4.6.1: Year 4 American English Idioms # 6
    1) At (one’s) wits end: This means completely puzzled and perplexed, not knowing what to do.
    For example, I have tried every possible source with success and now I am at my wit’s end.
    After trying to solve the math problem for an hour, I was at my wits end.
    2) At the drop of a hat: This means immediately with any hesitation or delay.
    For example, whenever my friend needs help, I am ready to assist at the drop of a hat.
    As soon as the school bell rings, the students rush out at the drop of a hat.
    3) At the end of (one’s) rope: This means being at the limit of (one’s) patience or endurance.
    For example, after a long at work and getting stuck in traffic, I was at the end of my rope.
    I don’t know what to do, I am at the end of my rope.

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