Hey, everyone. Hoje falamos sobre dois idioms com a palavra PICK.
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So this is our first episode of 2016 and we kick off with a very simple expression: take your pick. It’s very simple, really: it means choose which one you want. Of all the options available to you, which one do you want? Take your pick.
You don’t wanna go to the theatre on your own this Saturday. You’ve got a spare ticket and you’d like to take someone with you. Mike said he can go, Annie is also available and Jack also volunteered. Take your pick.
Have you ever been in a restaurant where there’s a dessert cart? The waiter will bring it around at the end of the meal, you look at the cart and there’s some kind of pudding, there’s black forest cake, there’s apple pie, brownies and cookies. You’re free to choose whatever you want. Take your pick.
Or your friend, who you’re spending Saturday with, says “I’ve nothing planned for today but we could go see a movie, chill at the pub, or stay in and play videogames. Take your pick.”
Now hear this: let’s say you’re a girl and you have a party this weekend… And you already have your outfit picked out for the party. You have your outfit picked out. To pick something out is to select something… or someone – pick out can be used with slightly different meanings but today we’re focusing on this one.
You have a closet with a few different outfits but you’ve already made up your mind about which one you’re going to wear. You’ve already picked out the dress you’re going to wear.
Many people who do not have children but plan on doing so have their kids’ names picked out already. They’ve already thought about it, they’ve made their choice and they know what they’re going to name their kids in the event they have any. They’ve already picked out their kids’ names.
Let’s say your mum sent you to the supermarket on a mission: bring back home some delicious biscuits to offer to your three aunts who are coming to visit this afternoon. You get to the market and head over to the biscuits aisle. There are so many options: plain biscuits, with almonds, vanilla cream, chocolate chips, crackers and the list goes on. In the end, you pick out the chocolate cookies with chocolate chips, which are usually a hit with everyone you know…
Now check this out: yesterday I spent thirty minutes picking out the expressions for this podcast. It’s true. My friend spent two hours at the eye doctor today picking out new glasses.
Now I want to hear from you. Let me know what it is that you picked out last week, or yesterday. Talk to you next time!
a hit = um sucesso
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