517- 10 Things You Can Take

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Hey guys it’s Michael here from Happy English I’ve got another podcast English lesson for you today. We had a couple of warm days last week but after that, the temperature has really dropped. Now it feels like fall. At this time of year, I like to drive to the mountains and take in the scenery. The fall foliage is certainly beautiful.

Take is an interesting word in English because we have a lot of different uses for this word including phrasal verbs and idioms. Today we’re going to look at 10 idioms, which are things that you can take. Are you ready? Let’s check it out!

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.

  • It’s raining really hard. You shouldn’t take a chance driving in this kind of weather.
  • We decided to take a chance and hire the guy that had no experience. He seems to be a quick learner so hopefully things will work out.
  • I really want to pass that exam, so I’m not going to take any chances. I’m going to spend the whole weekend studying.
  • Take a guess at how many times Jack has been late this month.
  • Wow you don’t look so happy. Let me take a guess… You lost the golf game.
  • How old am I? What are you take a guess?
  • I’ve never tried playing golf but I think I’m going to take a shot at it this weekend.
  • The top prize for the lottery is half $1 million. I’m going to take a shot and play couple of games.
  • I’m going to take a shot at fixing my computer. I think I can do it.
  • Several students were fighting in the schoolyard, but Tommy took to heat for starting the problem.
  • I can’t believe the customer didn’t sign the contract. I am totally going to take the heat for this.
  • There was some money missing from the office and the manager took the heat for that.
  • I like to use a pencil when I take notes in class.
  • Tom do you think you can take notes during the meeting?
  • I took a lot of notes at the lecture this afternoon.
  • In a court case between the company and an employee, the jury usually takes sides with the employee.
  • You guys are both my friends so I’m not going to take sides.
  • When there is a problem in school parents usually takes sides with their kids.
  • Tommy said he didn’t eat the cookie and I think we can take his word for it.
  • I trust him completely and I can always take his word.
  • If you don’t want to take my word, just Google it.
  • In my house we take turns cooking.
  • Paul and his wife take turns walking the dogs.
  • It’s going to take about six hours to drive from here to Boston, so why don’t we take turns driving
  • Even though Jenny is an adult she decided to take up playing the piano.
  • Marcos took up learning English about a year ago.
  • I tried a couple of times to take up tennis, but I’m just not good at it.

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