I’ll teach you a ton of English phrases while we walk the streets of NYC together!
I feel like in an adventure and I feel like teaching English. So let’s take an adventure today, I’m going to hop a train to New York City, let’s see what we see and see what we learn. Okay, so I thought I was leaving all the time in the world but traffic is pretty much a crawl and now I’m thinking there is a chance I will miss my train. All the time in the world is just a phrase that means plenty of time. Ohm don’t worry about that, we have all the time in the world to get it done.
If traffic is just crawling, that means of course it’s very slow, you’re seeing lots of brake lights which you don’t want to see when you’re running late for a train.
Will we make it? It’s a nail-biter.
If something is a nail-biter, that means it’s a situation with a lot of tension causing anxiety. The train is going to leave at its appointed time whether I’m there or not and I really want to make it. And I’m not sure if I’m going to. So, it’s a nail-biter.
Alright, we just cut in, we have eight minutes until the train leaves. Traffic is thick, it is heavy, and we’re not too close, it’s getting down to the wire.
We made it and look at the station, isn’t it gorgeous?
So I get on the train and one of the best things about Philly is how quickly and easily you can get to New York City. I hopped on and zipped up there in about seventy-five minutes. Then when you arrive, you’re right in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
We made it to New York City. It’s cold but we made it and how are we starting the adventure? I know this doesn’t sound like how most people start their adventure but I’m thinking about exercise. I’m thinking about trying a drop-in hot yoga class, haven’t done it in eight years, but my body is saying that would feel good so let’s try.
It’s one of those days where it’s so cold that my eyes are watering. Has this ever happened to you? Chilly.
When I used to live in New York City, I did hot yoga all the time but since I moved to Philly, I just have not been able to get into the groove with it you know? Just can’t get into a routine. So I’m excited to do it after so many years.
Okay, we made it to the building. We’re looking for the third floor. I decided to take the stairs rather than the elevator. Third is sort of a tricky word isn’t it?
This hallway looks like it’s not actually supposed to be used.
Maybe I should’ve taken the elevator.
I got in there. Paid, grabbed my water and mat and did the class.
I think someone took yours.
Yeah, that’s okay.
Yeah I’ll grab that.
I think I took it.
That’s okay. I was taking my time.
You can take the class for me.
Oh, okay, I will. Thank you.
Yeah, I did it. I’m glad it was sixty instead of ninety. My anke was popping like crazy. But it felt good.
If you follow me on social media, then you may have known that back in August, I severed a ligament in my ankle and I’m still doing physical therapy for that, it really took me out. And I’ve noticed that as I do things like going up on my toes, things that strain my ankle that it’s making a popping noise quite often. To be honest, I’m actually shocked I made if through this 60-minute class.
On such a cool day, the hot yoga felt good but not being that sweaty so I did take a quick shower before I got on with my day.
Have a good one!
You do the same.
Have a good one. This is something that you can say when you’re leaving somebody, it’s like saying “have a good day.” If someone says this to you, you can say, “You too!”.
I just realized that it’s 2PM and I haven’t had lunch yet, I haven’t had breakfast yet and I did hot yoga but I don’t want to ruin my dinner. So I need something to tide myself over, naturally, I’m going to go with hot chocolate.
My favorite place to get hot chocolate right now in New York City is Eataly. if you have a place you like better, let me know in the comments because I love hot chocolate. Now I noticed when I ordered my hot chocolate and croissant and they gave it to me, I said, “Thank you, have a good one.” So apparently, that is my phrase I use.
Would you like a receipt?
No that’s alright.
Thank you have a good one.
Alright. I always try a good plain croissant.
It’s not as good as the one in my hometown coffee shop. But that’s good, I don’t have to come to New York every day for a croissant. That hot chocolate though is bomb. So good.
After my snack, I still had a little bit of time to kill before meeting my friends so I decided to go to a camera store to buy a few things I needed for my camera.
Hi, I’ve lost my little wrist cord that goes in there. Do you guys sell those as an accessory?
Wait, I think I found it.
Do you need….from?
Okay yeah, that little thing is. Okay, thank you so much.
Oh, no but this whole thing is perfect.
Awesome. Where do I checkout? Thank you.
You should go downstairs all the way down.
Okay. Thank you so much.
B and H had everything I need, absolutely incredible. In and out in 10 minutes.
The best part of my day just happened! It’s when I got to meet up with my friends. This is Renee.
Hi! It’s so great to have you in the city!
Oh, it’s the best!
So good to be here.
It’s cold but it’s clear, it’s Christmas time, there are lights everywhere.
I love it!
Renee, how was your day?
It was pretty great, I had a few meetings, I went to lunch, had a working meeting. We don’t have offices, individual offices, so I sat different places, on the couch.
Depending on the work I had to do.
Nice! Sounds like a good day.
And now, the best part of my day is seeing my friend.
This amazing city, yeah, it’s great.
Have you ever thought it’s awkward to walk with your arms straight out. This part is not going in the video.
I have thought that it’s awkward. I’ve been trying to make it the least amount of awkward as possible.
Wait, I didn’t take a photo of you taking this.
See if you can get us in the view finder.
Sawyer said he wanted knit mittens and I found some, they are so cute, how fabulous are those? So I had to get some for Stoney. Alright.
Is there a tax on top of that?
Okay, ten, twenty. There you go.
Thank you so much.
My kids will be very happy.
You stay warm.
Thank you, you too.
Today has been the most fruitful day, the most fruitful day. Alright. Times Square baby.
If you have a fruitful day, you were productive. You got a lot of stuff done. Then we met up with my friend Annie and had a very energetic hug.
If something hits just right, that means it’s perfect.
I hit him just right.
That is hitting just right.
Then we met up with two more dear friends and the five of us had an absolutely fantastic dinner. These four friends and a few others have all been in my videos before like this one from quite a while ago, ten years actually where we talk about places and idioms.
There was a situation which was not ideal, it was a bump in the road.
Bump in the road. Now, that’s also an idiom. Could you explain that?
I went to Florida.
The other idiom you came up with was hot seat.
Yes it was.
Can you make up a sentence with hot seat?
Man, I hate being in the hot seat when topic turns into something I am not quite comfortable answering.
Bye everybody! Oh yeah.
I had so much fun on this day trip to New York City and part of what made it so fun was making this vlog for you. Thinking about how to teach English and share this day with you. So thank you so much for watching.
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