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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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