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📚 Famished, adjective.

🔉 /ˈfamɪʃt/ 🇬🇧

Definition (informal): Extremely hungry.

❗️ Examples:

1. I'm famished — is there anything to eat?
2. The evacuees were famished, having had no food for 12 hours.
3. She had to admit she was quite hungry, famished even.
4. Ashton while we do this go into the kitchen and eat something, you look famished.
5. We were running a little late and I was famished, so we broke a rule and had a light lunch in the coffee shop.
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🦁🐮Four Oxen and the Lion

In the forests, there lived four oxen. They were very good friends and always went together to graze in the fields. However, every time they went, a hungry lion tried to attack them. The lion longed for their meat. But they withstood his attack by fighting him as a team. They attacked him with their horns and the lion fled to another forest. One day, the four oxen fought among themselves. They started going to the forest separately. When the lion returned, he saw that the group was divided. He planned to take advantage of this situation.

Finding the first ox grazing in the fields alone, he crept from behind and ate him up. The next day, he attacked the second ox and killed it too. This way he killed the third and the fourth ox too. Had the four oxen stayed together, they wouldn’t have lost their lives.

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📒 First things first



📖Meaning
1)Be patient: do things in the logical order.
2) Do the most important things before the less important things.

Note
first (ordinal number) = coming before all other things in order or time; 1st


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👶🏻🦊The Kid and the Wolf

Once, a kid was returning alone from the pasture. On the way, he saw a wolf chasing him. The poor kid was scared to death. He started running but the wolf kept following him. The kid realised that there was no way he could escape from the wolf and said to him, “My friend, I know I have to be your prey since I cannot escape from you. But before dying I want to ask you to fulfil a wish of mine. Can you sing me a tune so that I can dance?”

The wolf agreed and while he was singing, some hounds heard him and gathered near the wolf. They began to chase him. The wolf realised his mistake and said, “I should not have listened to you because my work is to kill and not sing tunes.”

Thus, by quick thinking, the kid was able to save himself.

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💎 Nose Drops

A: Do you have a cold?
B: Yes, I do.
A: How did you get it?
B: My sister had a cold. She gave it to me.
A: Have you taken anything for your cold?
B: No, I just blow my nose a lot.
A: Your nose is stopped up?
B: Yes. I have to breathe through my mouth.
A: Have you tried nose drops?
B: No, I don't like nose drops.
A: They work great.
B: I don't care. I don't like to put drops in my nose.

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💎 Making Requests

A: Can you cut my hair a little differently this time?
B: Sure! How would you like it cut?
A: Well, last time it was a little too long.
B: I see what you mean. How about a bob cut?
A: Can you work some layers into it?
B: Of course! It's easy.
A: I would also like to keep some bangs.
B: How long would you like them?
A: Maybe down to my eyebrows?
B: Sounds good!
A: I trust you to make me look beautiful.
B: Oh, trust me, you'll look gorgeous!

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Forwarded from Story of the Day
🕵🏻‍♀️ The Pied Piper

The town of Hamlyn was once full of rats. They ate all the food, troubled sleeping babies, and made a lot of noise. The people had grown tired of the rats but were unable to do anything. Even the cats were not able to kill the rats.

One day, a queer fellow with piercing eyes, came to town. He was called the Pied Piper. He went to the Mayor and asked him, “What will you pay me if I free your town of every single rat?” The mayor offered fifty pounds to the Pied Piper.

Happy with the offer, the Pied Piper started playing his pipe. Hearing the shrill, keen note, every rat came out from its hole and started following him. The Pied Piper kept on playing his pipe and the rats followed hirn. The piper walked up to the harbour with millions of rats behind him and led them into the water and waited till every rat had drowned.

Now the town was free of the little devils and the people were very happy.

After all the rats were dead, the Pied Piper returned and asked the Mayor for his money. The Mayor said that he could only give him twenty pounds for such an easy job. Now that the rats were dead, the Mayor thought that there was nothing to worry about. But the Pied Piper wanted to teach him a lesson. This time he played a different tune. Hearing his music, the children came out of their houses. They started following the piper, dancing and shouting. The elders watched in disbelief as the Pied Piper led the children far, far away. The Mayor sent his men to look for the piper and bring the children back but none could find the lost children.

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🚂🌛 The Journey to the Moon

Once upon a time there lived an engine driver. He longed to go for a joy ride to the moon.

And one day, his wish was indeed fulfilled. His train got wings and he flew off to the moon. The driver saw the houses and trees getting smaller as the train soared higher and higher in the sky. “I am going to the moon!” he shouted with joy.

As the whistle blew and the train chugged on the moon, the people of the moon came out to catch a glimpse of this strange object. The driver stopped the train and asked them to board it. Surprised, they mounted the train and the wheels rolled again.

As the train zigzagged from one end of the moon to the other, the people on the moon jumped with joy and clapped their hands in glee.

Suddenly, the driver heard the sound of a bell. He woke up startled and realised that he had been sleeping and his journey to the moon had been just a beautiful dream.

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📒 God moves in a mysterious way




📖Meaning
The implication is that God's plan is beyond human understanding. God has a reason for everything, however strange it may seem to us.

Note
mysterious (adj.) = impossible or difficult to understand | This saying is sometimes used to explain or at least justify unpleasant events, whether at a personal or global level.

🌟Origin
This saying is actually the first line of the poem and hymn "God Moves In A Mysterious Way" by the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800):

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm...

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📚a couch potato




✍🏾Meaning
You can say someone's a couch potato if they're very lazy and they spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV and eating junk food.


❗️For example

🔸Since he lost his job, Marty has become a couch potato.

🔸How can you expect to feel good and look good if you're a couch potato? If you turn off the TV, get some exercise, and eat healthy food, you'll soon look good and feel great.
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👩‍🦰☕️The Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Seven-year-old Alice was listening to her sister read a story under a tree when she saw a rabbit hurrying by. Curious to see where he was going in such a hurry Alice followed him. The rabbit scurried into a burrow and Alice followed him. Before she knew it she was falling down a long tunnel and found herself in a strange and wonderful place called Wonderland.

Wandering about she came across a tea party in progress. The March Hare and the Mad Hatter were sitting at one end of a long table with a dormouse between them. When they saw Alice they cried, “No room, no room!” “There’s plenty of room!” said Alice firmly and sat down at the table.

The Mad Hatter and The March Hare were so rude and asked such stupid riddles and questions that Alice finally got fed up. “That was the stupidest tea party ever,” thought Alice as she walked away in disgust.

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🔘 Russian warship Moskva 'seriously damaged' as Ukraine claims missile strike (audio + text)

There are conflicting claims about the possible sinking of a key ship in Russia's Black Sea fleet. Moscow claims the missile cruiser Moskva was evacuated because of a fire, but a Ukrainian official says it was hit by a Ukrainian missile strike. Eum Ji-young brings the updates. The governor of the Ukrainian city of Odesa claimed Wednesday that Russian Navy's key warship Moskva was struck by two cruise missiles fired from Ukraine... and has most likely sunk. The Russian defense ministry also said that the ship was damaged, according to state media, but by an explosion of ammunition on board, and said the cause of the blast is being investigated. Russia's defense ministry also said the ship "remains afloat" saying the "main missile armament was not damaged." It added, "the source of the ignition on the cruiser Moskva has been localized." Russian sailors, according to Moscow, were evacuated, but the reports did not mention any casualties. Meanwhile, Russia said it gained full control of the city of Mariupol, where it claimed more than one-thousand Ukrainian soldiers surrendered. "In the city of Mariupol, near the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works, as a result of successful offensives by Russian armed forces and Donetsk People's Republic militia units, 1,026 Ukrainian soldiers of the 36th Marine Brigade voluntarily laid down arms and surrendered." But the Ukrainian armed forces mentioned no such surrender and said the battle in Mariupol is still ongoing. Also, Ukraine's State Border Guard Service said the country has reclaimed territory near the border with Belarus. A Ukrainian state border guard uploaded a video on social media on Wednesday taken while walking past a checkpoint,... approaching the border with an open barrier. Meanwhile, in Ukraine, nearly 200 children have now died due to the war. Ukraine's prosecutor general said Thursday that more than 190 children have died and more than 350 have been wounded. As Western countries look to help, U.S. President Joe Biden has pledged another 800 million U.S. dollars in military assistance to Ukraine. "The president announced and authorized another presidential drawdown of security assistance valued at up to an additional $800 million, tailored to meet urgent Ukrainian needs for today's fight, as Russian forces shift the focus of their ruthless aggression now to eastern Ukraine." He added that the U.S. has now committed more than 3.2 billion dollars in security assistance to Ukraine and continues to work with its allies to provide additional capabilities and utilize all the available tools to support Ukraine's armed forces.

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📚 Not one's cup of tea, phrase.

Definition (informal): Not what one likes or is interested in.

❗️ Examples:

1. Cats were not her cup of tea.
2. If sitting and listening is not your cup of tea, sightseeing in a drift boat makes for an interesting alternative.
3. And if running, dodging and shooting was not your cup of tea, there were car and motorcycle rallies, with dirt tracks and the grand prix.
4. If this is not your cup of tea or if you only have a few items for sale then, of course, they will take your items to their auction rooms, where they will be sold on your behalf.
5. Free verse can be wonderful - but it's just not our cup of tea.
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📒 go together (2)




📖Meaning
to happen together, or to often occur at the same time


🤓For example ⤵️


💬 Our professor says that historically great power and corruption often go together.

💬 Researchers have discovered that low income and obesity often go together, especially in more developed countries like the U.S.A.
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