The proof is in the pudding—Culips English Podcast


proof in the pudding Has your English improved lately? The proof is in the pudding! In this episode, we’re talking about having (or not having) evidence to believe something is true. We look at expressions that can be used to talk about having proof to judge all kinds of things. Is Maura really an alien? You’ll have to see it to believe it. Listen and learn from this episode.

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Maura: Now, this expression means that too fully test something, to see if it’s good or not, you have to experience it yourself. And it can’t be judged when it’s in the process of being completed; you have to wait till something is finished and you can judge whether it’s good or not in the end only.

Harp: Yes. And if you think about it, the proof is in the pudding, pudding is a dessert. It’s a creamy substance, and when you make it, it’s liquid, so you have to wait for it to set, so you have to wait until the ending before you know if it’s good or not.

Maura: Right. You can’t just make pudding and then one minute later, start eating it, because it’s not ready. You have to make the pudding, let it set, and then the real way to tell if it’s good or not is not by looking at it, it’s by eating it.

Harp: Yeah. So the proof is in the pudding means that you have to wait for the end result before you can judge something.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

The proof is in the pudding Till
To set To have nothing to do with something
To have to see it to believe it Nice one
’Bout Macaroni and cheese
Don’t jump to conclusions To be garbage

Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: stu_spivack

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