Study the power point to introduce yourself to this week’s idioms:
Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Beth:||So, how was your first week at your new job?|
|Olga:||It was great, thank you! But to be honest, I felt like deadwood the first 2 days or so.|
|Beth:||What do you mean?|
|Olga:||Well, I wasn’t sure what to do at first. I just felt like I wasn’t getting anything done.|
|Beth:||So, what did you do?|
|Olga:||I mentioned my concern to my supervisor. We sat down and we discussed my job description. Then, I spent the rest of the week working my fingers to the bone!|
|Olga:||Yes, the work is backbreaking, but I really enjoy it!|
|Beth:||So good to hear!|
|Olga:||How about you, how is your job?|
|Beth:||Nothing much to say. Pretty much business as usual. Hey! Why don’t we meet for lunch and talk more?|
|Olga:||I would love to, but I am so busy at work. Maybe next week?|
|Beth:||Sure. No problem. Business before pleasure, as they say! I’ll see you next week then.|
Listen to the dialogue to hear the idioms in context and to hear the proper pronunciation.
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