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326 Myths

Todd talks about myths children in America believe in.

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mythical people

We have three special people, mythical people, we believe in and we really like because they give us gifts or money.

'Mythical people' are characters that belong in myths and legends. These people do not and have not existed.

Notice the following:

  1. A lot of the local stories are about mythical people.
  2. Many of the knights of the round table were mythical people.

lose teeth

When you're very young you lose all your teeth.

When you 'lose teeth' it means that a tooth falls out naturally, either because it is rotten or an adult tooth is ready to come through (if you are a child).

Notice the following:

  1. Do not eat so many sweets or you will lose your teeth. 
  2. I make sure that I brush my teeth twice a day as I don't want to lose my teeth when I get older.


Plastic eggs are hollow on the inside.

When something is 'hollow' is is not solid and has an empty space in the center.

Notice the following:

  1. The tree is totally hollow.
  2. I want to hollow out the piece of wood so that I can make a bowl.


You hang it on your fireplace.

A 'fireplace' is the place inside a house where it is safe to have a fire.  Usually a fireplace is made of rocks and connected to a chimney.

Notice the following:

  1. At Christmas we hang stockings around the fireplace.
  2. I love having an open fireplace as it makes the room very cosy.

go down the next morning

When you go down the next morning, of course the cookies and the milk is always gone.

When you 'go down the next morning' refers to the time when you wake up and go downstairs at the start of the day.

Notice the following:

  1. I did not want to go down the next morning, as I was embarrassed about the mess I had left the night before.
  2. I could not wait to go down the next morning and see all of the presents.



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