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Georgiana

With teacher Georgiana since 2011.

#017 English Expressions with the color Blue


Welcome to the Speak English Now Podcast, your resource for practicing your English speaking and listening. You will also learn about lifestyle and culture, language, vocabulary, and how to learn English more effectively.

Hi everyone! I’m Georgiana; founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help YOU speak English fluently.

Let me start by telling you that I’m super excited to be back again and connecting with you! How are you doing? Are you feeling happy and relaxed? Or are you feeling blue?

We’re in September, so I can officially say that the summer holidays are over.

During summer, I’ve been resting, sunbathing, and enjoying my free time. I’ve recharged my batteries.

I like to be near the beach, enjoy the sun, the sea breeze, and eat delicious food. I must say that I’ve managed to disconnect from my routine completely.

How about you? How did you disconnect from your everyday worries?

Talking about disconnecting and taking a break. In September, a fascinating phenomenon occurs:

I’m referring myself to the post-holiday blues, also known as the post-travel depression.

By the way,  did you know that the color blue is actually the most popular color in the world? The color blue is also used to express feelings of sadnessnostalgia, or depression.

Here are two expressions where we use the color blue to describe sadness: “feeling blue” or “getting the blues.”

Examples: 

It seems that you are feeling blue. Is there something wrong?

Ann gets the blues every Christmas holiday. She lives away from home, so she misses her family.

You might like to know that the Blues is a music style characterized by the sometimes sad or down focus and melancholy melodies.

The phrase “blue Monday” means feeling sad. These are often, the feelings experienced by many when the weekend is over.

Let’s get back to the post-holiday blues, which is a mood experienced by many people after returning from a long trip or holiday.

Although we all love an extended holiday, we’ll need to face the downside: we’ll suffer from the post-holiday blues.

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7 Comments

  1. Prayoon Thavon

    Dear Georgiana,

    My name’s John (Prayoon Thavon) I was an English teacher who’s looking for an effective method to teach English to my students.

    I came accross yours and know it’s the method I want.

    Thank you so much for inventing and creating this method and materials for us. Please forward them to me and I am going to use it
    for my students. Again Thank you so much.

    Reply
    • GEORGIANA

      That’s awesome! I’m glad to know that you and your students are happy with my lessons 🙂

      Reply
  2. Jadson

    Georgiana is an excellent English teacher and her method is very good and efficient.
    Thanks!

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  3. Josias Oliveira

    Everything she does is awesome. The material made by her has excellent quality. Thank you, Georgiana, for giving me this opportunity!

    Reply
  4. Adham Mansour

    Hi
    You’re a perfect teacher.

    Reply
  5. Ersin

    You are the best teacher in the world. Your method is very effective. I love you Georgiana. İf you come to Turkey we can meet and i can practice speaking English and I would teach you Turkish 🙂

    Reply
  6. Mohamed Rizky

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