Oct 252012
 

In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with birds.
1. Birdbrain
2. To have a bird’s eye view
3. A little bird told me


 
Transcript
Hello, I’m a very interesting and intelligent man.
And today I’m getting together with some of my feathered friends to teach you a thing or two about English idioms.
I bet you’ve never been never been taught by a bird before.
You might think that birds are not very clever and so not very good teachers – and you’re right! I mean look at them.
Their heads are tiny. And a tiny head means a tiny brain. So in English we call someone isn’t very bright ‘birdbrain’.

 

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