Volunteering Idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Mary:I am so glad you came to the concert tonight!
Jane:I am so glad to be here, too. As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. My daughter loves community events where she can make new friends! And what I love is that the funds raised at the show will go towards a new music school.
Mary:That’s right – it’s all for a good cause. So, how have you been? I haven’t seen you around for a while.
Jane:I have been busy lately. In November, I joined a fundraising committee for a literacy course at our local library. The course is for those in need of additional instruction. We are reaching out to local businesses to support the initiative, and I am in charge of a fundraising event.
Mary:Perfect! I was actually going to ask you about some classes I can refer my students to. I have a couple in my class who need support with learning the basics, you know.
Jane:You can give them this flyer, it has our contact information on it. The course is planned for later this year.
MaryThanks, I am impressed by how much you strive to give back to the community!
Jane:Thanks, I am happy about what I do. It is very satisfying when I see others using our resources. It reminds me of times when I was new to the city and my neighbors helped me a lot with settling down. I am paying it forward now.
MaryYes, actions speak louder than words!

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Volunteering Idioms

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