Catch Word #79 – Needle in a haystack

At some time in our lives we all lose something! Hopefully you can easily find it again. Other times it is very difficult to find what you have lost. This episode is about expressions that we can use when we have to look for our lost item that is difficult to find. We might say that it is like looking for a needle in a haystack, or that we have to go on a treasure hunt, or that we searched inside out for it!


Expressions included in the learning materialsneedleinahaystack

  • To be cluttered
  • A needle in a haystack
  • Do you have a minute? asement
  • It means so much to me
  • To go on a treasure hunt
  • Tickle Me Elmo
  • I do remember that
  • To search inside out

Sample transcript

Harp: Our first expression is a needle in a haystack.
Maura:  Right, so when you’re looking for something that’s difficult to find, you can say that it’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack
Harp: Yes, a needle in a haystack.
Maura: Now it’s very important to understand a needle in a haystack. A needle is a very, very small tool that’s used for sewing.
Harp: Yes, and a haystack is large and is full of straw, and you’d find it on a farm.
Maura: Right. Sometimes if you’re driving along a road, you might see a field with lots of different haystacks around the field.
Harp: Yeah. So to find a needle in a haystack is very difficult.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips

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