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Spoken English Course Part 1

Spoken English Course Part 1

Date: Feb 24 2011

Topic: Speaking

Author: andylu2

Lesson

This is part 1 of my daily Online Spoken English Course.  I want to take some of my day to give you something that you can actually learn from.  Learning (and remembering) one useful thing every day will really help your speaking over a couple of months.  I hope you enjoy this and please click "like" so that I know it's helping people and I'm not wasting my time.

Today's first lesson is how to use the phrase: "Sleep on it"

I was watching on of my favorite American TV shows and one friend said to another, "sleep on it".  It's used quite often in spoken English.  I was watching the show with a non native speaker and they asked me what it meant.  I figured may a lot of people are in the same situation so I wanted to explain it.

It means "think seriously about it before you make a decision".  The idea is that if you have an important decision to make, sometimes it's best to wait until your emotions settle down and make the decision the next day.  If you go to sleep and make your final decision tomorrow, it means that you "slept on it".

One person might say in real life:

"I'm not sure which university I want to go to.  There are a lot of good options and it's a huge decision for me. I think I'm going to sleep on it for about a week before I decide".

Please comment or click "like" if you want me to write more lessons like this.  I want to help you become more like a native speaker.  See you tomorrow for another lesson....

If you want a great program, I highly recommend this

Online Spoken English Course (I've seen a lot and this is the best)

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kaikailin

kaikailin

China

good

01:28 AM Jul 12 2014 |

king1of1hearts

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

like

08:30 AM Feb 06 2014 |

iamkamen

iamkamen

China

 ”Sleep on it“:


It means “think seriously about it before you make a decision”. 


Thank you for your sharing.I think it’s very useful.Please keep going._



11:27 PM Oct 30 2013 |

c063xe

c063xe

Russian Federation

Wonderful!

02:02 AM Oct 29 2013 |

cromium

Sri Lanka

I like this program

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Coolblack

Coolblack

United States

thanks for your lesson it’s amazing keep on doing this good thing.

04:57 PM May 09 2013 |

leojin

leojin

China

<body><p>Good lesson!I like

01:47 AM Dec 24 2012 |

jaidydx

Malaysia

thank for the lesson..
good to know that

poeple can learn it with the simple word on explanation 

09:27 AM Dec 23 2012 |

saeed16

saeed16

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hi,


Dear andylu2!


I’m not going to “sleep on it” even for a moment before I decide to say” Thanks a lot”.



Your explanation is really useful and understandable, my suggestion is, keep going on it and, please just try to write them in shorter texts, because most of the English learners are beginners and the long ones may bother them to follow the lessons.



Best wishes


Sina



09:12 AM Dec 23 2012 |

ssachell

ssachell

Poland

thx :)

10:35 AM Nov 15 2012 |

hanini

hanini

China

Daily spoken english is very amazing.When you talk with somebody,you  use these simple phrase,it will save your time,but if somebody don”t understand the meaning of these phrase ,it will take you time to explain your ideas.For most of us,it is necessary to learn Spoken English .

08:30 AM Nov 06 2012 |

Joshua Guo

Joshua Guo

Taiwan

Thank you for using clear explanation.

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Jujanka

Jujanka

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Good lesson! :) Althought my English isn’t good I understood everythig! Thank you very much! :)

01:51 PM Nov 02 2012 |

Anna.S.

Anna.S.

Italy

Good lesson, very clear!


I’ll need more advices like that, cause my english is quite poor, and i don’t understand often english way of saying!


thank you!;)

01:44 PM Nov 02 2012 |

Sara jing

Sara jing

China

thank u . by the way , i want to know about how can i speak fluently? i usually speak slow and have no idea how to say what i want to say. it is very frustrated. 

01:31 PM Nov 02 2012 |

lotussy

lotussy

China

wonderful lesson!I have learnt so much and i just have a goos share with you all at jakarl,you will also get a lot!

08:07 AM Sep 21 2012 |

asad ullah khan

Pakistan

i want spoken english course

07:15 PM Sep 20 2012 |

saeedshin

saeedshin

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

It was useful lessen !

05:43 AM Aug 07 2012 |

Ngubo Sixtus

South Africa

i do appreciate this wonderful lesson,i do like the way you use it (sleep on it ).

10:04 AM Jul 03 2012 |

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