Read along to practice your English and to learn the English terms GENTLE GIANT and SLEEPING GIANT

In this English lesson, I wanted to help you learn the English term gentle giant. A gentle giant is someone who's really tall and really big, but actually very, very kind. Sometimes when you see a really large man, someone who maybe works out at the gym, someone who's over six feet tall, not like me, I'm under six feet tall, but someone who works out, over six feet tall, and you might think they're very, very mean. Maybe they have big tattoos on their arms and they just look like they're someone who's just not very nice, but if you get to know them, they're actually very kind. We would call that person a gentle giant. I actually have an uncle who I would say is a gentle giant. If you didn't know him, if you just looked at him, he looks big and mean, but if you get to know him, he's a very, very kind person. He's definitely a gentle giant.


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The other term I wanted to teach you today is the term sleeping giant. We use the term sleeping giant to talk about an organization, or usually a country, that's very quiet and doesn't seem very powerful until someone provokes them. And we would say that then they kind of wake up. So a sleeping giant is a country that has a lot of resources, they have a lot of hidden power and no one really knows until they tick them off, until they make them angry. We would say that they are a sleeping giant. And then when someone does tick them off, you realize that they're actually quite powerful.

So to review, a gentle giant is a very, very big person, usually a man, it's almost always a man, who's like over six feet tall, works out at the gym, maybe drives a big motorcycle and has tattoos, and you think they are mean, but when you actually get to know them, they are super, super nice. And a sleeping giant, usually used to refer to a country that doesn't seem very powerful until someone provokes them, and then you realize they're actually quite a powerful country.

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