Why do you think many people find it so challenging to maintain their ideal weight? Could it be that sugary treats and fizzy drinks are difficult to resist? If you have a sweet tooth like me, you know how hard it is to pass up dessert at dinner or to say no to a slice of cake at a friend’s wedding!
In today’s episode, Dara talks us through this commonly used idiom. Check out the video below!
Have a sweet tooth? You mean, have a kind, caring tooth?
No! If I say, “I have a sweet tooth,” I mean, “I like sweet foods, like chocolates, or candy, or ice-cream, and I like them a lot!”
Let’s see how we can use this phrase naturally:
- Mary has a sweet tooth. She eats chocolate every single day.
- I really have a sweet tooth. I can’t resist chocolate, candy, or ice-cream. Or cake. Or biscuits! Anything sweet, really!
- I know you have a sweet tooth, but you really have to learn to control yourself. Otherwise, you’ll lose all your teeth by the time you’re thirty!
So, there we are. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Now it’s your turn to practice what you’ve learned today. Take a look at the questions below and see if you can use today’s expression in some sentences.
- If you needed to buy a gift for your aunt or mother-in-law, what would you buy?
- What do you usually eat at the movie theatre, and why?
- What is your favorite treat to eat at the beach on a hot sunny day?
- When you were a kid, how did you typically spend your pocket money (money that your parents or relatives gave you)?
- What do you like to eat on your birthday, and why?
Let us know your answers in the comments section below!