book

 

Learn English  
  Blue Level  
  Red Level  
  Yellow Level  
  Green Level  
  Purple Level  
  Orange Level  
  Violet Level  
  Video Lessons  
  Links  
  American Speech  
  Chat  
  How to Learn  
  Vocabulary  
  U.S. Citizenship  
  Reading  

 


 


September 2, 2015

bat

 

There are two different kinds of bats.

The first is one that a baseball player uses to hit a baseball.

baseball bat

  • A baseball bat can be made of wood or aluminum.
  • In the game of baseball, the person who tries to hit the ball is called a batter.
  • The batter swings the bat at the ball.
  • Most American kids own at least one baseball bat.

baseball player He's a batter.

 

The second type of bat is one that flies around the sky at night looking for food.

bat

  • A bat is a type of rodent, like a mouse.
  • Bats live in areas that provide natural protection. They live around caves, and they are found near river valleys.
  • Bats are good to have around because they eat a lot of bugs such as mosquitoes.
  • Many people are afraid of bats because they look kind of creepy.
  • The most famous bat is Batman.

batman

There are some expressions that make use of the word "bat."

  • I'll go to bat for you. (I'll support you or protect you.)
  • She's got a few bats in the belfry. (She's a little crazy.)
  • He's as blind as a bat. (He can't see very well.)
  • So far you're batting a thousand. (You're doing extremely well.)

 

Click here to go to the Word of the Day page.

 

 
 

 

 

 

© 2015 Learn American English Online. All rights reserved.