14 Expressions with Crazy Origins that You Would Never Have Guessed Guest post by Anais John You probably use tons of expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that don’t make literal sense. If you ever thought long and hard about why you say something a certain way, you could probably make a guess. However, some English expressions are so crazy and unusual that it is impossible to guess where on earth it originated from — unless you know the history. In case you didn’t know, historical events, legends, important figures, religion, and even advertisements form the basis of many expressions used today. Here are the origins of some of the most interesting idioms! Basic Vocabulary The Alphabet The Hidden Alphabet The Alphabet in pictures of words in the alphabetical order.Alphabet Song A song to practise the AlphabetABC Rap A rap to practise the AlphabetSpelling your name Interviewing several people asking them to spell their names. Let the students listen first without the image and write down the names. Check during the second viewing. The Time and numbers Days of the WeekMonthsNumbersTelling TimeDaily routineWeather
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