30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 6- School Life

By Shivam

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Hello everybody out there,

How are you doing?

Did you like yesterday’s article?

Well, if yes, you are going to love this one.

Welcome back to another chapter of our “Free 30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” and today let’s see a scenario from school life and pick few phrases and idioms from there.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business:


Mr. Smith, our class teacher told us about the projects we have to get ready with, for the annual exhibition day. He divided us all in a group of seven students, where each group was given a topic to make a project on. I was appointed the leader of my group, so there were so many responsibilities collectively and individually making it even tougher for me to do my work.

Unfortunately, I had John in my team with whom I never got along so well in my whole life. He was the person who never left a chance to belittle my achievements and was always a disruptive influence poisoning the atmosphere. I had no other option but to work with him as a team.

I distributed the work to each member because I wanted my project to be organized and simple.

But seeing John shirking his responsibilities, I knew I would be the one who has to take the flak as I was the team leader, so I took up the charge and completed our work given with the help of rest of my team members.

Idioms to Acquire Today

Take the flak
Meaning- to be held responsible
Example- I always seem to take the flak if anything happens in my classroom.

Disruptive influence
Meaning- Someone who encourages others to behave in a negative way
Example- Even if I have nothing to do in the act, he always considers me as a disruptive influence in the class.

Belittle someone’s achievement
Meaning- Make what someone else has done seem unimportant.
Example- I don’t know what happiness he gets in belittling everyone’s achievement.

Shirking responsibility
Meaning- Pay no attention to their responsibility.
Example- The Company does not need the employees who shirk their responsibility in their work.

How was your school life by the way?

Or how is it now in case you are still a student?

Fortunately, my school days are over, because frankly speaking, I never liked going to school although I was a bright student and always scored quite well. But I believe not everything you are good at, is everything you like.

I hope today’s lesson added some new vocabulary to your arsenal of active vocabulary which will be definitely useful in your daily life.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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