Splendid Expressions Week 15: Day 4 of 5

Topic: LEARNING

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

For us learning is ........ nature and most of the time we don't even realize that we're doing it.

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b)
c)
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2

When I was younger one of our neighbours took me ........ her wing and taught me how to play the piano.

a)
b)
c)
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3

I don't actually think he's a good teacher. He can blind you with ........ but that approach doesn't always help people learn.

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b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) There's nothing magical about learning to drive. Eventually, after lots of practice it becomes second .

B) Would you mind taking our son under your and helping him with his maths homework?

C) Rather than trying to the reader with science, the book takes each issue step by step and is easy to follow.

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Make them your own!

1) Do you or a friend have the ability to do something that is almost second nature?
2) If you had the chance to have someone with a talent take you under their wing, what would you like to learn?
3) Do you know someone who tends to blind you with science when they explain things to you?

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