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English in a Minute - Piece of Cake

更新时间:2014-1-22 11:44:32 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

Welcome to English in a Minute.

Do you find American idioms hard to understand? It's our goal to make learning them "a piece of cake." Everyone in America knows this idiom because it's so easy.

Voice One: Hey! How did you do on the exam?

Voice Two: I got an A. The exam was a piece of cake.

In American English, when you say something is a "piece of cake," it means it is very easy to do. In the 19th an early 20th centuries, African Americans started "cake walks." They walked or danced around a cake in pairs, and the best couple won the cake. This is how the idioms "cake walk" and "piece of cake" came about --both meaning that something is very easy to do.

And that's English in a Minute.

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