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.
|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