Idioms and Metaphors – Chain

We use the metaphor of “chain” a lot. All the links in a chain are connected.

Literally a chain is a rope which is made of links. It is usually made of metal.

Vocabulary – Jewelry

Vocabulary – Chains, pendants, rings, necklaces and ear-rings

Do you wear a chain around your neck?

Vocabulary – Chain Store

A chain store has many “shops” or “branches”. All the links in a chain are connected.
The shops in a chain store are links in the chain. They are all connected to the main organisation.

Subway
MacDonald’s
Wendy’s
Burger King – Hungry Jack’s
Kentucky Fried Chicken

Do you now all these chain stores?
Which other ones do you now?
Do you work for a chain store?

There all kinds of chain stores. There are medical or pharmaceutical chain stores. There are also fast food chain stores and hardware chain stores etc etc.

Vocabulary – Links

A chain has many links.
There are many links in a chain.

We use the idea of “link” to describe a connection on the internet.

This page is linked to this page.

You can click the link to read more about metaphors.

World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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