DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE IN ENGLISH!

DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE IN ENGLISH

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We have a number of ways to say ‘goodbye’, some are informal and others are more formal. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Bye – is the standard way to say goodbye. You can use it with friends and family as well as in work situations.

Goodbye – is quite formal and we may use it when we are saying goodbye to someone we may not see again or if we are angry with someone (after an argument, for example)

Bye, bye – is often used by an adult talking to a younger child or between adults at the end of a telephone conversation 

Have a good day – this expression came from USA, but is in common use here as well. We may say it to a customer, a classmate or a family member (seeing a child off to school, for example) 

Take it easy – we use this expression to mean goodbye, but it also means we want the person to relax and unwind

  • See you later
  • Talk to you later
  • Have a good one

These are all quite informal and can be used in most situations. When we use them we appear relaxed and friendly

I’m off – is a common informal way to tell the people you are with that you are about to leave

Check this out to see some more ways to say goodbye

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlTJSiqspRg

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ACET Idiom of the Week!

This week’s idiom is put on your Thinking Cap!

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What does this idiom mean?

To start thinking seriously about how to solve a problem or make some suggestions.

Example: Teacher to students: ‘I’d like you all to put on your thinking caps and suggest a few ways to solve this puzzle’

When did we start using this idiom?

Most people claim that the first instance of the expression is from an American newspaper from 1850s ‘……. and it obliges every man to keep his thinking cap’

Is there a real ‘thinking cap’?

There doesn’t seem to have been an actual thinking cap. But I wonder would it be helpful if you really needed to concentrate on a problem?

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Some sentences using ‘thinking cap’

“It’s just a matter of someone putting their thinking cap on and making something work,” he said.    Courier, Sunday Mail

 

So put your thinking cap on and anything else you propose wearing today and find someone we can talk to before twelve thirty this afternoon. Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents

 

You may well put your thinking cap on, if you’ve got one.’

J.R.R. TolkienTHE LORD OF THE RINGS