Play Idioms

Step 1

Study the PowerPoint to learn this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Now that you are a little more familiar with the idioms, listen to the dialogue. Can you hear the idioms in the conversation?

Now, read the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This is one of the best ways to build your listening skills!

Jay:Hello Alex! How are you?
Alex:I am fine, thanks. You?
Jay:I’m doing well too. How was work?
Alex:Meh…Everything was fine before the Covid-19 pandemic came into play. Nothing seems to be the same anymore. Everyone seems to just play around and nothing gets done like it used to.
Jay:I hear you! Many people complain about the same thing.
Alex:Yes, also some employees left and the new hires just play it by ear…
Jay:Could it be your company playing down the need for a thorough training of the new employees?
Alex:I don’t know, could be, and if it is they are playing with fire. We are losing clients and it does not look good. Sometimes I am worried for my job.
Jay:Let’s hope everything will be fine! Look, if you need to change jobs, give me a call, I might be able to help.
Alex:Oh, thank you, Jay! You are very kind!
Jay:Well, it was good to see you!
Alex:You too! See you soon!

Step 3

Now take a moment to study these flashcards and some other activities! Click “Choose a Study Mode” to select a different type of quiz for this vocabulary set. Choose flashcards. Click to flip in the bottom right corner to see a definition. Click the next arrow to go to the next expression.
Remember! Practice makes perfect.

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