English Lessons

“I'm pretty strapped for cash myself.”

English Lesson: I'm pretty strapped for cash myself.

A friend asks if he can borrow some money for a few days until his next paycheck. You don't have much money either, so you say no.

I'm pretty strapped for cash myself.

English Lesson: This thing is such a piece of junk!

Your car often has engine problems. Now you're trying to start your car, but it won't work. This is what you say to yourself.

English Lesson: We're looking for a highly motivated, super-organized self-starter.

You need to hire an office assistant. You want someone who will do a good job without being told what to do. You write this on the job description.

English Lesson: We provide assistance to disabled veterans.

You're explaining what your charity organization does at a street fair.

English Lesson: When is it again?

You were invited to a cousin's wedding. Your sister asks you if you're going. You don't remember when the wedding is, so you ask like this.