Reading 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:

Audrey:So, I was thinking about that new deal my Internet provider is now offering. I could get higher speed internet for about the same money I pay now.
Jason:Well, it might sound like a good deal, but make sure you read the fine print, too.
Audrey:I’ve read the terms of agreement and there is a fine if I discontinue the service before the end of the contract…
Jason:There you go!
Audrey:It’s just that my husband insists on upgrading the internet speed so he can do videoconferencing with his colleagues.
Jason:Are you sure he needs it for work? You have to read between the lines here, I think the real reason is that he wants to play the latest video games.
Audrey:Hmm, it might be true. He is such an avid player… You know, you read my husband like a book!
Jason:That’s because I’ve known him for a long time now.
Audrey:Right… In contrast to him, I am a bookworm. I can read books all day long.
Jason:Really? I didn’t know that about you!
Audrey:Yes! Just the other day, I got a book form the library and I read it from cover to cover in just one sitting!
Jason:Well, as the saying goes – opposites attract!

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Reading Idioms

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