Are you pulling my leg?
This is a common idiom used to respond to something we find unbelievable. For example, if a couch potato tells you that he or she completed a marathon, you might respond by saying: ‘Are you pulling my leg?’ because you think the situation is impossible. In addition, if you pull someone’s leg, this means you are trying to make someone believe something is true when it isn’t. We usually do this as a joke, i.e. in situations that aren’t very serious.
OMG Janette, I still don’t get it!! OK, OK, check out this definition.
Inglés Málaga says: Congratulations Fabián. You have passed your Cambridge FCE B2 exam, and I am on cloud 9 for you. Without a shadow of a doubt, you should feel over the moon with your success and achievements.
Finally, good luck with your next objective to become a high school teacher; you will be amazing. The children of Andalusia will be lucky to have a teacher like you who has experience of working in the private sector, and a natural talent for engaging and inspiring people.
My journey with you has been an honour!
Inglés Málaga says: Congratulations Elena, your new teaching post as a bi-lingual Biology teacher is awe-inspiring news. I am over the moon for you, and extremely proud of your achievements.
Your journey to achieve your ambitions has not been easy, and you have overcome a lot of challenges and adversity with grace and determination.
Your pupils are lucky to have access to your incredible intellect, wisdom, and the way you communicate complex knowledge. Today Elena, I bow down to the goddess in you. You have inspired me.
The passive voice is often used by politicians because:
- They don´t know what they are talking about?
- They are making things up?
- They don´t want to take responsibility for the words they use?
”Carina Morillo knew almost nothing about autism when her son Ivan was diagnosed — only that he didn’t speak or respond to words, and that she had to find other ways to connect with him. She shares how she learned to help her son thrive by being curious along with him.”(In Spanish with English subtitles)
Be inspired, be curious, be open-minded. It´s easy to feel inspired when you surround yourself with inspirational people. Listen to Ted Talks presentations to improve your English vocabulary, open your mind to different points of view, and to strengthen your ability to listen, think, analyse and debate.
Inés Hercovich talks about why so many women don´t report sexual assault. Spanish with English subtitles.
If you see one film this month, you should definitely go and see: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.Without a shadow of a doubt, it is the best film I have seen in decades. It is horrifyingly brilliant!
Film buffs will salivate over the cinematography, the script, and the second-too-none acting. However, even if you aren’t a film buff, you will love this film because the plot is so refreshingly unpredictable. And finally, if, like me, you have been trying to wrap your head around how Mr Trump became The President of the USA, this film will give you some food for thought.
Lots of people take up cookery classes, and, it is said that cooking helps people chill out. However, I say, cooking is a pain in the ass – it’s an evil necessity, and I personally, can’t stand it, what I mean is, I dislike it intensely.
In fact, 4 years ago, someone showed me how to make lasagna and despite the fact that I’m smiling, I felt stressed, and completely out of my comfort zone. Everyone has their likes and dislikes, for instance, I’m very keen on eating, but I can’t stand cooking, chopping, boiling, frying, baking, squeezing, grating, mixing or washing up.
How about you? What are your pet hates?