Non-traditional students, called adult learners in the US and mature learners in the UK, are independent students who attend a college or university part-time.
Hello, and welcome to episode 189 …of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… teach somebody a lesson
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson afterward.
teach somebody a lesson …if you say that you are going to teach someone a lesson, you mean that you are going to punish them for something that they have done so that they don’t do it again
These talkative students need to be punished so that they won’t talk in class again.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… teach somebody a lesson
These talkative students need to be taught a lesson.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … teach somebody a lesson
Next time you are late to class, you will be marked absent. That will teach you a lesson.
They were caught cheating and were expelled from school. That should teach them a lesson.
If she doesn’t answer her phone, teach her a lesson and go to the movies without her.
Have you ever taken an art lesson?
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