Level: pre-intermediate, intermediate
Grammar focus on: prepositions
Activity: fill-in-the gap
Man of Simple Pleasures
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Linguistic aspects: as said above, there are many interesting expressions to focus on. To start with, a measure is the amount of alcohol served by a bar or pub; in this case 'Give me me whisky measures' means 'Try out me! '.
Absolutely new is the figurative 'You throw stick and bones' (Does it come from the idiom 'Sticks and stones may break my bones (but words will never hurt me)' ?), meaning perhaps that all humans are wasting their time hurting the feelings of other people.
Reassuring (but also disapproving) is the proverb 'Every dog will have its day', i.e. that everyone, although mediocre, can become famous/rich/ successful once in his/her lifetime at least for one day.
In conclusion let's consider the idiom take sb. for a ride which means 'to fool sb.' or 'to cheat sb.'.