Embarrassing Moments Idioms

Step 1

Study the infographic. Are you familiar with the five idioms? Use an online dictionary to look them up.

Embarrassing moments idioms infographic: a bad hair day, a bad taste in my mouth, to put on my face, a bundle of nerves, to break wind/to pass gas

Step 2

Listen to a dialog. Can you identify the five idioms in the conversation? Listen to the conversation more than once if you need.
 

Step 3

Now, look at the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This will help you build your listening skills.
 

TaniaHey Mel, I heard you had a job interview this morning. How did it go?
MelNot so good! I was so nervous I felt like a bundle of nerves!
TaniaDon’t worry, we all feel like that during job interviews.
MelMaybe so, but so many things went wrong! The whole thing really left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
TaniaWhat happened?
MelWell, 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!
TaniaCome on, Mel. I don’t think it was that bad!
MelI haven’t told you the worst part yet!
TaniaWhat happened?
MelI broke wind, just as my prospective employer entered the room!
TaniaYou passed gas? Uh, do you have any other interviews lined up?

Quiz

Embarrassing Moments

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