Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer 2015 is officially here! Are you excited?

Many New Yorkers HIT the boardwalk in Coney Island in the summertime. Are you HEADING there this summer?

Today is the first day of summer! It is also known as the summer solstice, the day when we get the longest amount of daylight! After today, the days will begin to slowly get shorter and the nights longer. However, as it is summer, the temperatures and the humidity will continue to increase through the rest of June, July, and part of August, before it starts to get cooler again around early September.

Despite the hot and muggy weather though, we adore summer, and we love heading outside to enjoy the sun. We hit the beach; we grab a blanket to lie on the sand and get a tan. We drive with the top down if we can, and since it's so hot and sticky, we love taking a dip in a pool or the ocean.

English speakers use the expressions above a lot during the summer season. Want to start using them, yourself? Then check out our quick lesson on Facebook and start practicing! Practice saying the idioms, and you'll be able to use them effortlessly before long.

Summertime idioms
Check out this quick lesson on Facebook.
  • MUGGY - humid
  • ADORE - love
  • HEAD somewhere - go somewhere
  • HIT a place - go to a place
  • GRAB something - get something usually quickly
  • STICKY - humid
  • TAKE A DIP - go swimming; go into the water

Have a wonderful summer, everyone!

-- Joe Yu, ESL instructor

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