Back to school idioms 4

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Step 2

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Margarita:Our last brainstorming session was such a success!
Johanna:Really? In what way?
Margarita:Well, Natalia moderated and she did an excellent job. It was very productive.
Johanna:Hmmm … I’m not surprised. I heard that back in high school she was the teacher’s pet.
Margarita:What do you mean?
Johanna:Well, she was always the teacher’s favourite student because she was such a hard worker.
Margarita:I can understand that. Even now she works hard.
Johanna:That’s for sure.
Margarita:How about you, Johanna. How were you as a student in high school?
Johanna:I had potential, but I was always skipping classes. It wasn’t until university that I really began to apply myself.
Margarita:Well, at least you worked hard in university. That’s where it really matters.
Johanna:I suppose. Once I began to work hard I passed with flying colours.
Margarita:Are you ready for our next session?
Johanna:I sure am, but who will be moderating?
Margarita:At the end of last week’s meeting, I took a show of hands and they all voted for you. Can you do it?
Johanna:Thanks! I love moderating our meetings!

Step 3

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