Enthusiasm & Laziness Idioms

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Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the interjections in context:

Brenda:So, how is your new class? Are they treating you well?
Jessica:I would say I have a very enthusiastic group. Whenever we start a new theme, they are on the edges of their seats.
Brenda:Ah, good, because I remember you were complaining about them being late with their assignments…
Jessica:Oh, those were just a couple of lazybones… They don’t like tests much. But they do get excited about new projects. They put their heart and soul into them.
Brenda:Yeah, nowadays you have to work hard for your education. My son has just started his first year at the university and he is so motivated about his studies!
Jessica:Oh, really?
Brenda:Uh-huh, he used to be a couch potato, and I could never get him to do anything. Now, he has a totally different attitude.
Jessica:That’s great! What program is he in?
Brenda:He’s taking business administration. He’s been placed at one of the banks through the co-op program that they have there. I can tell you that he eats, sleeps and breathes this job.
Jessica:Yeah, the job market is so competitive now, there is no time to slack off.
Brenda:So true!

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