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September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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LEN Kind of Nice Idioms With Kindg Nice

kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!!Posts: 7,641 mod
edited May 7 in Chit Chat
Hello folks! I've just kicked off a session recently with other LEO members and commenced discussing few basic idioms commonly used by English Native speakers. Well, I do confess I'm not a totally fluent one when it comes to idiomatic expressions and this session could be really helpful especially to those who want to learn these words that are conventionally understood by native speakers. So, what are you waitin' for? Come on and join us!

For details on how to join us, please feel free to drop your messages via private message to me or @Lynne. See you there! ;)

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  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    This session is not yet posted in the calendar but I will follow up this with @Lynne. Thanks for your patience folks! :)
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,684 ✭✭✭
    It's interesting,I hope to join this group.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    edited May 7
    mouna said:

    It's interesting,I hope to join this group.

    Sure @mouna! I'll add you there. ;) But first, please send your Skype ID via private message. Thanks!
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    edited May 8
    Here's the summary of what we've discussed recently...

    1. Piece of cake - very easy to complete.
    Example (from @zaiymurs): I have reviewed for my math exams yesterday so I'm pretty sure our examination will be a piece of cake.

    ----------------------

    I revised for my math exams yesterday so I'm pretty sure our examination will be a piece of cake.

    2. Costs an arm and a leg - very expensive.
    *Example (from @meverik): I know Lamborghini will cost an arm and a leg to me.

    ..........................................

    I know a Lamborghini will cost me an arm and a leg.

    3. Break a leg - Good luck!
    Example (from @kindgnice): I had a colleague who loves joining singing contest and we would tell her to break a leg and bring home the bacon.

    *@Elle shared a link about the origin of this 'break a leg' idiom.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cats_(musical)
    4. Hit the books - To study.
    Example (from @Elle): I used to go to school but I'm not fond of hitting the books.

    Thanks for joining the sessions folks! See you again next time! ;)
    @Elle @p_dreamer @meverik @kindgnice


    Assignment:
    1. Bring your notebooks with you to jot down the words we discuss in our sessions.
    2. Prepare your idioms before the session starts.



    Post edited by Lynne on
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    mouna said:

    It's interesting,I hope to join this group.

    Invitation sent! Hope you received it! @mouna :)
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,684 ✭✭✭
    Yes @kindgnice I do it.
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,803 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Cool to see you back running sessions @kindgnice. You're very good at it.
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • soupmantrasoupmantra Posts: 298 ✭✭
    I am interested in this. I have sent you message.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod

    I am interested in this. I have sent you message.

    I was trying to search your Skype ID, it says "no results found". If you have free time, please feel free to add my Skype ID instead: kindgnice. Thanks a bunch! :)
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    Zom said:

    Cool to see you back running sessions @kindgnice. You're very good at it.

    I'm happy too that you're always there for me. Thanks my best friend. :) @Zom
  • ZomZom Shadok Posts: 2,803 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @kindgnice - To me you're part of the LEN family. ^^
    It befits a man to be merry and glad
    Until the day of his death.
  • soupmantrasoupmantra Posts: 298 ✭✭
    edited May 11
    @kindgnice Sent request to you on skype.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 11
    So this session runs on weekly​ basis! Isn't it kindgnice? I think, I am already added to it. Thank you very much @kindgnice . I will try to join. You upcoming Sunday.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    soupmantra wrote: »
    @kindgnice Sent request to you on skype.

    Yes my Dost. I've added you there in the group recently. :) @soupmantra
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    soupmantra wrote: »
    @kindgnice Sent request to you on skype.

    Yes my Dost. I've added you there in the group recently. :) @soupmantra
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    edited May 11
    So this session runs on weekly​ basis! Isn't it kindgnice? I think, I am already added to it. Thank you very much @kindgnice . I will try to join. You upcoming Sunday.

    Yes Bhai! We look forward to seeing you there Mohit! @mohit_singh
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    No more robotic sounds, ooyeahhh, no worries folks. :)
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for a new vocabulary, "impromptu" @kindgnice , but i'm not sure how and when to use it correctly.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    zaiymurs wrote: »
    No more robotic sounds, ooyeahhh, no worries folks. :)

    This makes me reminisce the horrible connection I had before. :lol: @zaiymurs
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    [quote="zaiymurs;c-210312"]Thanks for a new vocabulary, "impromptu" @kindgnice , but i'm not sure how and when to use it correctly.[/quote]

    My pleasure pal! According to Ms Merriam (Merriam Webster), it means:

    image

    Which means, we are saying something that we haven't prepped up. :)

    I'd like to share also some examples from Merriam's website per se.

    image

    @zaiymurs
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    @Kindgnice had prepared a impromptu session on last Sunday! Because he have to go for mother's​ day celebration party! Isn't it ?

    Nice to see you @zaiymurs .
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    Nice to see you too @mohit_singh , wow you had such an enormous amount of posting.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    Thanks for further elaboration, but for the second example, is it right to use "he made an spontenous speech about honor & responsibility insteadt of impromptu. @kindgnice
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    I was also wrong . If he had prepared than it must not be impromptu session. Isn't it? @zaiymurs
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    zaiymurs wrote: »
    Nice to see you too @mohit_singh , wow you had such an enormous amount of posting.

    Yeah, I was irregular though!
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    Yup, in my opinion @kindgnice already planned to host it earlier, not impromptu, but better waiting for him, as he knows better.

    but sometimes i was thinking that you're just kidding @mohit_singh :D

    2+K posting for irregular, while i'm seldom.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    You could explore other discussion in leisure from your mobile phone as well @zaiymurs . I usually utilise my leisure here on forum participating in different discussion. After some time it would be fun. Just give time.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 389 ✭✭✭
    So are you in leisure now @mohit_singh , or everyday is a leisure day to you.
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, if you can see my account closely, you will find I am quite away from this forum from last one month. As I am away from LESC for a month now so I wanted to connect myself with the forum again. So I will remain in touch with people out here.That's that case bhai! @zaiymurs
  • gokergoker Posts: 66 ✭✭
    Hi, i wanna join nice idioms sessions. Is it still going on? If so i will send my skype id.
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