It’s always a good idea to review your vocabulary. This week we will be reviewing idioms from recent past weeks.
Take a look at the list of idioms that we are reviewing this week. Do you recognize all of them? If you’re not sure, look them up in a dictionary or online.
- piece of cake
- just around the corner
- heart of gold
- to feel a little rough
- to keep one’s eyes open
- to recharge one’s batteries
- second wind
- sounds like a plan
- to hit the spot
- to get together
Now take a moment to listen to a dialog. Can you identify any of our past idioms in this 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.
|Natalia:||Wow! I can’t believe we were able to finish so quickly! We really made building a|
deck look like a piece of cake, didn’t we?
|Johanna:||I know! I’m so glad we were able to get it done today. It’s getting cold out|
|Natalia:||No kidding. I think winter is definitely just around the corner. Johanna, thanks for|
helping me so much. You really do have a heart of gold.
|Johanna:||It was a pleasure, Natalia. By the way, how is your leg feeling?|
|Natalia:||It is healing. I still feel a little rough, though, and a little tired. I can’t|
keep my eyes open!
|Johanna:||Maybe you should go inside now and rest a little while. I think you need to recharge|
|Natalia:||No way Johanna! I prepared a special lunch for us today to celebrate the|
completion of our fall tasks. This meal will give both of us a second wind!
|Johanna:||Ok, sounds like a plan! What’s for lunch, anyway?|
|Natalia:||Spaghetti with garlic bread, and I made a cake for desert!|
|Johanna:||That will really hit the spot!|
glad you have time for this. It’s been a long time since our last get together.
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If you do a task that is easy for you, you can say ...CorrectIncorrect
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If something is "just around the corner", it ...CorrectIncorrect
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Is someone tells you that you look a little rough, they mean that you ...CorrectIncorrect
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If you "can't keep your eyes open", you probably ...CorrectIncorrect
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If you need to recharge your batteries, you could try ...CorrectIncorrect
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If you say that something really "hit the spot", you probably ..CorrectIncorrect
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A "get together" happens when you ...CorrectIncorrect
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You can tell your friends they have a "heart of gold" if they...CorrectIncorrect
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we can say that something "sounds like a plan" if ...CorrectIncorrect
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