Hey guys, Michael here! It seems like Spring has finally come to the Big Apple. I took a walk around Bryant park this afternoon. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and tons of people were out enjoying the park. Thank goodness we’ve closed the book on winter!
That reminds me. For today’s English lesson, we’re going to have a look at the different ways that we use the word book. This simple little word has a number of different uses in English, including some idioms. And, since you can’t judge a book by its cover, let’s have a look at how we can use this little word.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.
- Harry Potter is a pretty famous book.
- Grammar in Use is a popular English book.
- They gave Joe a book of matches when he bought cigarettes.
- I picked up a book of stamps at the post office.
- The bank gave me a book of checks when I opened my account.
- The books means a set of records and we usually use the books to mean the accounting records of a company. The person who takes care of the basic accounting records is called a bookkeeper, because we say that this person keeps the books. Keep the books means to maintain the accounting records. When you balance the books, you make sure that the records are accurate.
- I booked a nice restaurant for mother’s day.
- I’m going to travel this summer, so I need to start booking the hotel and the flight.
- Jenny booked a magician for her son’s birthday party.
- When I played in a band, we were booked two or three times a month.
- The pizza restaurant was booked up for this weekend, so we need to find another place for Jack’s birthday party.
- I tried to get a flight to Miami this week, but all of the flights were booked up.
- I have to book right after work because I have a doctor appointment.
- It’s getting late. I think I should book.
- I didn’t want to be late for the meeting, so I told the taxi driver to book it.
- You’d better book it if you don’t want to miss your flight.
- The first time you cook something from a recipe, you should do it by the book for the best result.
- The boss is not flexible about vacation time because he runs the office by the book.
- In my book, Lombardi’s has the best pizza in New York.
- Smalls is the best jazz club in my book.
- Fabrizio had the highest speed at Monza this weekend. That’s one for the books!
- Well, we finally finished painting the whole house. That’s one for the books!
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