Study the infographic. Are you familiar with the five idioms? Use an online dictionary to look them up.
Listen to a dialog. Can you identify the five idioms in the conversation? Listen to the conversation more than once if you need.
Now, look at the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This will help you build your listening skills.
|Tania||Hey Mel, I heard you had a job interview this morning. How did it go?|
|Mel||Not so good! I was so nervous I felt like a bundle of nerves!|
|Tania||Don’t worry, we all feel like that during job interviews.|
|Mel||Maybe so, but so many things went wrong! The whole thing really left me with a bad taste in my mouth.|
|Mel||Well, I woke up late and didn’t really have a chance to put on my face. I think I gave a whole new meaning to bad hair day!|
|Tania||Come on, Mel. I don’t think it was that bad!|
|Mel||I haven’t told you the worst part yet!|
|Mel||I broke wind, just as my prospective employer entered the room!|
|Tania||You passed gas? Uh, do you have any other interviews lined up?|
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- Question 1 of 5
Which of the following 2 scenarios is best represented by the idiom "a bad hair day"?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 5
"Passing gas" is a very common occurrence. Which scenario will most likely cause someone to do this?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 5
Which of the following scenarios is best represented by the idiom "I have a bad taste in my mouth"?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 5
"I have to put on my face" is a very common expression. Which situation more clearly demonstrates the meaning of this idiom?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 5
People often say "I am a bundle of nerves". Which situation would most likely produce this feeling?CorrectIncorrect
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