“It's important to eat your veggies so you can grow up to be big and strong.”

English Lesson: It's important to eat your veggies so you can grow up to be big and strong.

Your son sometimes doesn't eat vegetables. You want him to eat them because they're healthy. You're trying to feed him some broccoli, and you're convincing him to eat it.

It's important to eat your veggies so you can grow up to be big and strong.

It's important to (do somethng)

When you're explaining an idea or action that is important, use the phrase "It's important to ___". For example:

It's important to remember that there are no winners and losers here. This is just for fun and practice.

It's important to get regular excercise.

If your message is important for a specific person or group of people, you can mention them like this:

It's important for you to get here on time.

eat your veggies

"Veggies" is short for "vegetables". Parents often call vegetables "veggies" when they're speaking to children.

"Eat your veggies!" is a common piece of advice that parents give their children. Doctors and nutrition experts also tell people to eat their veggies because vegetables have a lot of vitamins and minerals that people need to stay healthy.

(someone) (can/will) grow up to (be something / do something)

Adults often talk to children about what they will be like as an adult. To talk about what a child will be like in the future, use the phrase "grow up to be ___":

I want you to grow up to be healthy and happy.

I don't want him to grow up to be some kind of weird, awkward loner.

Do you remember that time when you said that you wanted to grow up to be a comedian?

Another way to talk about a child's future is to say "be ___ when you grow up". You mostly use this to talk about a chid's future job:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

big and strong

"Big and strong" are words that often appear together to describe a man. Being "big and strong" is something that young boys aspire to, so adults will tell them to eat more so that they can become "big and strong".

Some women are also very attracted to "big and strong" men, so you might hear a woman speak admiringly of a man like this:

Ooh, you're so big and strong!


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