Catch Word #66 – Look on the bright side

When you find yourself in a bad situation, do you try to look on the bright side? If your friend gets some bad news, have you ever said: Every cloud has a silver lining? When life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade? In this episode, we are optimistic and trying to find the good in the bad by looking at all these expressions. Check them out of you want to cheer someone up!


Expressions included in the learning materialsbrightside

  • To look on the bright side (of something)
  • What’s the matter?
  • At least
  • Cheer up
  • Every cloud has a silver lining (and variations)
  • Cloud
  • Silver lining
  • When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
  • Into a million pieces
  • Shall
  • Novels and other types of books

Sample transcript

Robin: Let’s do a dialogue.
Maura:  I don’t know what to do.
Robin: What’s the matter?
Maura: Well, I’ve been looking for a job for months everyday. I send my resume, but I just can’t get a job. I think I’m going to be unemployed all summer.
Robin: Hey, hey, hey, look on the bright side. At least while we’re in the office, we’re working away, you can sit outside and enjoy that beautiful weather.
Maura: You’re right. The weather has been nice lately.
Robin: Yeah, so look on the bright side. At least you can do that.
Maura: OK, great. So that was a great example of someone who is in a bad situation.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips