Your brother is a full-time student in his last year of college, and he is always working full time to care for his wife and two children. Every day you see him, he looks exhausted, and he even fell asleep last night as you were eating dinner. Basically, he is burning the candle at both ends, and he is suffering physically and mentally. What are three suggestions that you can give him to find balance in school, at work, and with his family?
“Listen. Your kids asked me last week if I can take them on a camping trip because you are so busy “making money” as they put it. How about taking fewer classes so you don’t feel so much stress? Yes, you might need to postpone graduation, but your kids will remember the time that you spent with them more.”
Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it.