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Step 1

Study the powerpoint below to know the meaning of our featured idioms:

Step 2

Now that you are a little more familiar with the idioms, listen to the dialogue. First, listen to the dialogue recorded at a slow pace:

Now listen to the same recording at at slightly faster pace:

Step 3

Next, read the script of the dialogue. Listen to the dialogue again. This is one of the best ways to build your listening skills!

Cyd:Good morning Len.
Len:Good morning!
Cyd:Len, I need to give you a pat on the back!
Len:Really? For what?
Cyd:Well, you did such a great job at our open house last week!
Len:Thanks Cyd, but you deserve some credit too. I know that you are always there to back me up if I need any help.
Cyd:I’m glad you know that, but it goes both ways. For a little while there I felt like backing out, but your enthusiasm really encouraged me.
Len:Anytime, but I guess with our new project coming up we’re back to square one.
Cyd:Yes. I guess we should get back to the grind, as they say!
Len:I’ll put the coffee on.
Cyd:That’s a good idea!

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