Back to School Idioms 3

Step 1

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

Step 2

Read the dialogue to learn the meaning of the idioms:

Dorian:I am so glad that you decided to go back to school and take that computer class.
Hank:Thank you. But to be honest, I am a little nervous about it.
Dorian:Oh, why?
Hank:Well, you know I dropped out of school when I was a kid. I am not sure if I’ll make the grade.
Dorian:Why do you say that?
Hank:Well, as they say, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks! I just don’t know much about computers.
Dorian:Why don’t you discuss this with your teacher? I’m sure she’ll help you learn the ropes.
Hank:I wish I didn’t quit school. It wouldn’t be so difficult now!
Dorian:Well, you learned your lesson. That’s the important thing!

Step 3

Listen to the idioms in context, to get a good understanding of the meaning of the idioms, as well as to hear how they are properly pronounced.

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