Study the power point below to get to know this week’s idioms:
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.|
|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!|
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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- Question 1 of 5
If someone believes they are too old to learn something new, that person can say:CorrectIncorrect
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To "learn the ropes" means to:CorrectIncorrect
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If you did something wrong and then faced negative consequences because of your action, you can say:CorrectIncorrect
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If you are sure you will accomplish something great, you can say:CorrectIncorrect
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If one did not finish grade 12, some may ask that person:CorrectIncorrect
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