You’re my rock.—Culips English Podcast

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rock When you’re going through a difficult time in life, it’s nice to have a person who you know will support you and listen to you when you need to talk about your problems. This episode is all about wonderful people like that! We’re looking at expressions that talk about people who you know will help you out if you’re not feeling good. Learn expressions like to be someone’s rock, to be someone’s shoulder to cry on, and to lean on someone.

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Maura: The first expression that we’re going to look at in this episode is to say that someone is your rock.
Harp: Yes, someone is your rock.
Maura: Right. So you can say he’s my rock, or she’s your rock, or any combination, but the important thing to note is that a person is being called a
Harp: So, if someone is described as your rock, this means that the person is supportive and helps when times are difficult.
Maura: Right. So, when everything in your life is out of control, or chaotic, and things aren’t going well, the person who is your rock is there for you, helping you out, and they’re very solid and strong and not affected by all the craziness.
Harp: Exactly. They’ll support you, maybe, if you need a little bit of money, or they’ll listen to all your problems, or they’ll just sit with you if you’re crying.

Expressions included from this episode in Learning Materials:

We can’t complain To chill out
To be there for someone To go through something/To get through something
To be someone’s rock To be out of control
To be someone’s shoulder to cry on A breakup
Aunt To lean on someone
To make ends meet To count on someone

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Automania

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  1.' Mark, Russia says:

    hey, really nice work! Thank you so much. Once I’ve heard a song by Beyonce called YOU ARE MY ROCK – an? that was a kind of riddle for me, now I understand it pretty much, thanks for the podcast.
    By the way recently, again in music, I’ve heard things like: that don’t impress me much (by Shania Twain) – and I’m curious now – do north Americans often ommit this final -s in the third person singular. I’ve heard this a bit more than once actually.

  2. Maura says:

    I like hearing the expressions we use in our episodes in real life situations too. That’s how I know they’ll be useful!

    Saying “don’t” instead of “doesn’t” is not a very common thing to do. You will mostly hear this in movies or songs. Some people do speak like this in their every day life, as it is a slang way to speak. I generally wouldn’t recommend doing it though!

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  3.' Artur, Poland says:

    You know, I think that it’s wonderful to have somebody you can lean on. Luckily, I’ve known one and she’s my rock. So, when I’m in a difficult situation she’s very supportive and helps me out. Otherwise, my life would be chaotic and full of a craziness. And what I appreciate the most is that she doesn’t evade me when my demeanor is a little bit annoying.


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