Are you ready to get into the summer vaycay (i.e. vacation) mode with Jamie-s mojito video? It is so simple that I am sure you will never choose store-bought again… You will love it. One thing, use brown sugar if you can!
What are the ingredients?
1 lime, cut in quarters
7-8 mint leaves
1 dessert spoon of sugar
15ml of white rum
a splash of soda water
What expressions can we learn from the video?
Roll it to loosen the oils. (to emanate)
Slice the lime. (to cut with a sharp knife)
Spank your mint. (figurative, to hit with your hand )
Squash the leaves. (to press into a flatter state)
Garnish with some mint leaves. (to put something on food as a decoration)
p.s. this post was inspired by the lazy days of summer…
the word ‘Work’can be both a verb and a noun (uncountable), whereas job is only a noun (countable). Examples:
I have a great deal of work to do in the next days.
Joe has two jobs, one as a teacher and one as a waiter in a restaurant.
The verb to ‘work’ means “to make physical or mental effort directed towards doing or making something”. It has a very general meaning and can refer to all kinds of activities a person performs, also activities you don’t get paid for. For example, you can do work in the house (repairing, cleaning, cooking) or do work for a charity organization or the church, as part of the responsibility you feel towards others. For example:
Daniel works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (It does not tell you what he does, just something about the location/employer)
Mary does great work for the church. (she is probably not paid for it, it is not her job)
He is working hard on his cv. (he’s preparing his resume)
I work for EASI (if you want to know what I do, you should ask me about my job)
Whereas Job is any activity performed in exchange for a compensation. In general, we can say that job is the name for what you do to earn money.
Job has a more specific meaning. It refers to a specific type of occupation, employment, role or position, such as doctor, teacher, cook or consultant.
Work as a verb can also mean ‘function’. Example:
Can I use your phone, mine isn’t working
How does this work ?
Expressions with work / Job
Keep up the good work !! (continue creating excellent results)
To throw a monkey wrench in the works. ( cause problems)
Time works wonders. (the passing of time can resolve many problems).
Work against the clock. (work very fast, because you have limited time to finish something)
Work wonders. (cause improvements or have a good effect).
To be on the job (doing what you are expected to)
To walk off the job (abandon something abruptly or to go on strike)
An inside job (crime committed by someone working /living at the scene of the crime)
Come to the job with something (to bring a particular quality to a task or job)