Box idioms

Step 1

This week we will learn several box idioms.

Step 2

Read the dialogue to understand the correct usage of the idioms.

SoniaIt’s been ten days, and I haven’t come up with any good ideas for the presentation at the meeting.
JenetHave you done any research on the internet?
SoniaThe research that I did manage to get done revealed that previous presentations used to be directly related to the employee responsibilities and duties .
JenetDon’t think inside the box. You need to think outside the box. Why don’t you meet with the staff and let them suggest a topic to you? Maybe you will get some ideas.
SoniaSounds like a good idea! I’ll try that, but I hope I don’t open Pandora’s box!
 JenetDon’t worry! I am sure it will go well.
After two days…
JenetDid you meet with the guys in the office and discuss your presentation topics?
SoniaYes, I did. It was great! I was feeling  boxed in trying to do this by myself. Now, I want to deliver a presentation from the employers’ point of view. I mean how employers look at their employees, which skills and work habits are valued, meeting deadlines and much more.
Jenet Look, my idea worked.
SoniaThank you so much. Let’s go for some coffee.

Step 3

Listen to the dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.


Step 4

Quiz time! Click to flip in the bottom right corner to see a definition. Click the next arrow to go to the next expression. Click choose a study mode to select a different type of quiz for this vocabulary set.
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Box idioms

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