I hope you are all doing well. Today I want to share a mini email-exclusive English lesson!
I’ve been staying at home a lot recently, so I’ve been getting quite hungry (although it’s mostly just eating out out boredom!)
I’ve had a really bad craving for cookies recently. I just can’t get enough of them. In fact, I had such a hankering for them last night that I ran to the shop at midnight just before closing.
I must have looked crazy! Perhaps people thought I was starving, but to be honest I was just a bit peckish.
Craving (noun/verb) – a strong desire for a specific type of food
Hankering (noun) – Really wanting something (often food)
Starving (adjective) – Dying of hunger (often used in exaggeration)
Peckish (adjective) – Slightly hungry (informal)
I’m so hungry I could eat a horse. I’m absolutely famished. I’ve run out of money this month and the cupboards are looking pretty empty. If I don’t get food soon, I won’t be any fun to be around. I get super hangry without food.
I could eat a horse (idiom) – so hungry you could eat something large like a horse
Famished (adjective) – Very hungry (like starving)
Hangry (adjective) – Hungry + Angry. So hungry that you get grumpy (slang term)