I would describe my father as some sort of a hidden diamond because I am sure he was a special person and he did love me deeply. He had his own views about life, taught me just by his example the respect due to work, a massive sense of responsability and the immense value of personal dignity in every aspects of life.
Unfortunately he passed away when I was quite young, but I am sure he could have been able to "shine" much more, had the circumstances been different. Anyway ... I try to think me lucky for having had him, and not too sad for having lost him too early.
Устойчивые выражения и их обсуждение:
William: So this Sunday is Father's Day here in the UK and in many countries around the world. Li: William, I know you are married but you are not a father yet, right?
William: Yes, that's right.Li: Well in that case, I don't think you are well qualified to talk about this topic, William! William: Well, I disagree. All that matters is that we can speak English!
a woman talking to her friend about her son: He's ever so quiet and I never know what he's thinking... Mind you, his dad's exactly the same.
Like father, like son - как отец, так и сын
... that means that the son is just like the father, is that right? - Exactly, yes.
'Like father, like son' is quite a common phrase - это довольно типичная фраза
Li: So are you like your father, William? William: That's a good question. What do you think, Dad? William's Dad:
I always like to keep an eye on William, make sure he's being a good son.
And I think I was a good son to my father, so in that way, I think he is like me. Li: I think you look quite alike, except that William is much taller than you – he is a giant! William's Dad: I have to carry a chair with me wherever I gojust to keep up with him! William: ... another phrase means a long time before you were born:
Woman: I didn't know you used to have a motorbike! Man: Oh yes. I had one for a couple of years... it must have been in the sixties;
before you were even a twinkle in your father's eye!
or you could say
You weren't even a twinkle in your father's eye.
A twinkle is something that shines brightly, like a star. So it's quite a romantic word. Maybe the phrase means: before your father ever looked at your mother in a romantic way; so, long before you were born. Li: Well, we hope that these English phrases might be useful to you this Sunday. Happy Father's Day! William: Happy Father's Day! William's Dad: Oh thanks guys!