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My Bucket List

In this lesson we’re looking at lots of vocabulary pertaining to extreme activities in English.

Have fun with the lesson, and don’t forget to try the quizzes.

– James.

Lesson Contents

Things to do before you die

A bucket list is a list of things that you want to do before you die. Have a look at this list of bucket list activities. Make sure you understand all of the activities before moving on.

go whale watching 
walk the Great Wall of China 
fly in a helicopter 
go on television 
dive with sharks

go on safari 
visit Machu Picchu 
drive a F1 car 
see the Northern Lights 
go skydiving

go white-water rafting 
meet the Queen 
stroke a tiger 
visit every US state 
swim with dolphins

Listen to the three people talking about their bucket lists, and choose the activities that they talk about.

Match the halves of the sentences about bucket list activities.

English Idioms

These are some of the most common idioms used in English. Learning expressions like this can make your English sound a lot more natural. Have a look at the 12 idioms below.

  • Popular idioms that you can use in sentences:

I’m tired, I’m going to call it a day
Finish for the moment

She’s not coming tonight, she’s feeling under the weather
Feeling ill

I bought it, but it cost an arm and a leg
Very expensive

I’ll have to think of a way to break the ice
Start a conversation with a stranger

I think you’re barking up the wrong tree
Looking for solutions in the wrong place

Do it properly, you shouldn’t cut corners
Do a task quickly and badly

  • Popular idioms that are used as expressions:

That’s the last straw! 
My patience has run out

Pull yourself together! 
Calm down!

Break a leg! 
Good luck!

Don’t cry over spilt milk. 
Don’t complain about something that can’t be fixed

Hang in there. 
Don’t give up

It’s a piece of cake. 
It’s easy

Read the sentences below, and select the correct definitions of the underlined idioms.

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