Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.
Now listen to the idioms in context and to hear the proper pronunciation.
Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Jessica:||Mary, you seem to be in a hurry. Is there anything I can help you with?|
|Mary:||Oh, no, I am just running late for the meeting with my next client. With this new service rolling out, I find it difficult to manage my time.|
|Jessica:||I can’t even imagine how you handle it. I mean, I am racing against the clock to meet the deadline for the quarterly report while other stuff is just piling up on my desk.|
|Mary:||I think everyone in the office is pressed for time now. All documentation has to be in place before the end of the fiscal year.|
|Jessica:||That’s true, I’d better get a move on with the emails. It’s going to be noon before I even know it.|
|Mary:||All right, I’ll catch up with you later. Have to run because time is ticking away.|
|Jessica:||We’d better get cracking, I’ll talk to you later.|
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Being in a hurry idioms
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- Fortunately, we ________________ and I enjoyed every bite of my meal.
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- My class ____________ , so I when I got to the bus stop, I realized I missed my bus.
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- The communications department planned to launch a new campaign by the end of the year, but they are training new staff now. They might be____________.
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- You’d better _________ ! The moving company is going to come in the morning, and I want all of the boxes to be packed and taped by then.
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Wait until the sale goes on and all the good stuff will be swept off the shelves before _______________ .CorrectIncorrect
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- She felt ____________ as she waited for the doctor to come out of the ward.
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Exams were fast approaching and Richard ____________ to get his course papers done before the deadline.CorrectIncorrect
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