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Part 1 People. Unit 1 Types of people.

1.jpgIdioms → People → Types of people

 
• Does it matter if someone says you're no rocket scientist? Yes, it does! This phrase means not very itelligent.
• What if a newspaper describes a politician as a dark horse? This means nobody knows much about him.
• And a party pooper? This means a person who spoils enjoyable activities by refusing to join in. This idiom is also useful in apologies: 'I'm sorry be a party pooper, but I have to go home now.'
 

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Vocabulary:

no rocket scientist
- not very intelligent person - не очень хорошо разбираться
dark horse - secretive person, a person, especially a competitor, about whom little is known - темная лошадка
party pooper - person who spoils tun - некомпанейский; человек, который препятствует другим хорошо проводить время; некомпанейский человек


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Exercises:

Переведите на родной язык:

no rocket scientist
He can't understand the instructions - he's no rocket scientist
dark horse
The new director is a dark horse. I wonder what he's like.
party pooper
I'm sorry to be a party pooper, but I don't want to play this game.

 

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