IDIOM – Rocky Road

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ROCKY ROAD

(idiom) – a difficult journey; a problem

Example #1:
Teacher: Learning a foreign language is not an easy task. It’s a rocky road with many mistakes and errors, but you can learn from your mistakes and keep practicing!

Example #2:
Student: I started college four years ago. I stayed up many nights studying for tests. I failed a few classes. I worked a full time job while I was going to school. It has been a rocky road, but I am graduating college today!

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IDIOM – into high gear

INTO HIGH GEAR

(idiom) – faster and more powerful speed

Example #1:
Student #1:  I want to quickly improve my speaking skills but that’s difficult to do in my home country.
Student #2:  You should go to America and travel with Language on Vacation.  That will kick your speaking skills into high gear!

Example #2:
Athlete:  When I exercise, I start by walking.  After 5 minutes, I get into high gear and run as fast as I can.

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When travelling with Language on Vacation, your first day in the United States of America will be an easy, relaxing day, but we get into high gear on Day 2 by studying English and travelling around the US.

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IDIOMS – smooth sailing

SMOOTH SAILING

(idiom) – an easy journey; no problems

Example #1:
Student #1: I want to go on vacation in the USA, but planning a trip abroad is so difficult.
Student #2: You should travel with Language on Vacation. They take care of everything so it is smooth sailing for you!

Example #2:
Tour Bus Driver: It is difficult to drive a large van in the busy city of San Francisco, but after we leave the city, it’s smooth sailing on the highway.

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Book your tour with Language on Vacation and experience smooth sailing while travelling through the United States of America.

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IDIOMS – right up my alley

RIGHT UP (SOMEONE’S) ALLEY

(idiom) – something someone likes; something someone would be interested in

Example #1:
Friend #1: I love Disney and Harry Potter!
Friend #2: You should book the Orlando tour – it’s right up your alley!

Example #2:
Student: I’ve always wanted to vacation in America, but I also need to improve my English, so Language on Vacation is right up my alley.

Example #3:
Friend #1: We’re always going on hikes or lying on the beach…
Friend #2: … so the Hawaii tour is right up our alley.

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IDIOM – running on fumes

RUNNING ON FUMES

(idiom) – having very low energy but continuing to go, do, or work**

Example #1:
Friend #1:  Are you still shopping?  It’s 9:00 at night and you started shopping at 6:00 this morning!
Friend #2:  I know.  I’m running on fumes now so I will probably stop very soon.

Example #2:
Mother:  Have you been studying all night long?  You must be very tired.  How can you keep your eyes open?
Son:  I don’t know.  I must be running on fumes because I am so tired but I must stay awake so I can take my English test.

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You don’t have to worry about running on fumes while travelling with Language on Vacation.  We study and travel a lot, but we always get a good night’s sleep.

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**the origin of “running on fumes” comes from cars. Cars need gasoline to work, but sometimes when there isn’t any liquid gasoline remaining, cars will continue to run for an extra mile on the gaseous fumes left in the fuel tank.

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IDIOM – hit the road

HIT THE ROAD

(Idiom, verb) – to begin a journey, usually in a car. To depart or leave.

Example:
Teacher: Okay, we’ve finished English classes so let’s hit the road and drive to Las Vegas!

Example:
Tourist: It’s a long drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles so let’s hit the road so we can arrive in LA before sunset!

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IDIOM – get the ball rolling

GET THE BALL ROLLING

(Idiom, slang) – to start a new process, to start an activity, or a series of events

Example:
Student A: We should travel to America!
Student B: We have been talking about going to America for 5 years, but we never do anything about it.
Student A: Well let’s get the ball rolling! You book the hotels and I’ll book the airfare and we’ll go to the American consulate to get our travel visas together!

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