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2006.08.26

032_Clouds

Summer is a beautiful time for clouds and Nichibei student Yuki has some a question about a cloud idiom.


Kevin:
Hello everyone and welcome to Nichibei Kaiwa Gakuin Podcasting. A great way to review English words and phrases. My name is Kevin Jones. Today I'm speaking with Nichibei student Yuki. How are you today Yuki?
Yuki:
Pretty good Kevin.
Kevin:
So, Yuki, Do you have a question for this episode?
Yuki:
Yes I do. But I was wondering, could we go outside? I want to ask my question outside. Besides, it's a little hot in here.
Kevin:
OK. I don't see why not. Let's go. .... Wow! look as the sky! The clouds are so beautiful!
Yuki:
Yeah they are, and my question is about clouds.
John Comerford:
Hi Kevin, Hi Yuki.
Kevin:
John! Hi!.
Yuki:
Hello Mr. Cumerford.
John Comerford:
What are you two doing, making a podcast?
Kevin:
That's right. Yuki has a question about clouds, is that right?
Yuki:
Right. I was reading and I found the sentence, 'every cloud has a silver leaning'.
John Comerford:
That's lining, not leaning. A silver lining.
Yuki:
What does lining mean
John Comerford:
A lining is a layer of different material which covers the inside of a surface of something. Like, .... the silk lining of a jacket.
Yuki:
So, Every cloud has a silver lining means that even bad situations can have some good points.
John Comerford:
That's exactly right. So even if you lost your job, you might have a chance to get a better one. Every Cloud has a silver lining.
Yuki:
I got it. That's a very positive idiom.
John Comerford:
That reminds me of another cloud idiom.
Yuki:
What is it?
John Comerford:
On cloud nine. You'd use it like this. My first child was born yesterday so I'm on cloud nine today!
Yuki:
That sounds like it means very happy.
John Comerford:
You're exactly right. It means extremely happy.
Yuki:
But why nine?
John Comerford:
Well, did you know that there are ten types of clouds.
Cloud nine is the beautiful, fluffy summer clouds we see today.
They're called cumulus clouds.
Yuki:
Ahh, I wish I was a bird and could fly up there in the clouds.
John Comerford:
Yuki, you have your head in the clouds.
Yuki:
Huh? Is that another idiom?
John Comerford:
That's right. If you have your head in the clouds you're daydreaming, or not being realistic.
Yuki:
Oh, OK. I'll come back down to earth.
Thanks for your explanations John.
John Comerford:
My Pleasure
Yuki:
And thank you too Kevin.
Kevin:
You're welcome Yuki.
Kevin:
Now let's review the phrases for this episode. Every cloud has a silver lining, and on cloud nine. I'm on cloud nine, and to have one's head in the clouds. He's never serious, he always has his head in the clouds.

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