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catch more flies with honey

catch more flies with honey English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Oct 21 2019

Themes: Family, Friend, Pets

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I believe that you can catch more flies with honey.”

—Ebaby!’s Dominique, speaking about giving her daughter something nice

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something nice to get someone’s help

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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Dominique believes in the idea that a person can catch more flies with honey. This is why she gave her daughter a cookie in exchange for cleaning her room. She gave her daughter something nice, like honey, and her daughter did what she wanted. Dominique caught more flies with honey!

To catch more flies with honey means to do something nice if you want another person to help you. Don’t yell at them or treat them badly, just be kind! How do you catch more flies with honey? Do you believe in this idea?

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Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“My mom always caught more flies with honey. She would always pay us for doing chores.”

“I gave all my friends extra gifts this year. They say you catch more flies with honey!”

“Fred doesn’t believe it’s possible to catch more flies with honey. He is a very strict teacher!”

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