Frequency of Use: Medium to High
Your best friend recently lost his job, and he has felt really down for the past few weeks. These days, he spends most of his time on the living room couch watching YouTube and eating really unhealthy food. You told him to get outside into the fresh air and exercise a little and spend some time looking for a job; however, he got really angry at you yesterday and throw a slice of pizza at you. He yelled at you to leave him alone. You realize that he doesn’t have any friends, and unless he kicks the bad habits he now has, things won’t get any better. What are two or three things you can do to support him and turn around his life?
“One thing I can do is take him for a drive every afternoon without talking about kicking his bad habits. A change of scenery can make a difference.”
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.