Parenting Idioms

Step 1

Study the PowerPoint to learn this month’s idioms.

Step 2

Now that you are a little more familiar with the idioms, listen to the dialogue. Can you hear the idioms in the conversation?

Now, read the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This is one of the best ways to build your listening skills!

Jay:Hi Alex!
Alex:Hello, Jay!
Jay:I love your garden! Following in your Mom’s footsteps, I see? She won the “best front yard” contest in this neighbourhood many times over the years.
Alex:Yes, she did, and fact is that I love gardening too. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?
Jay:Huh… I wish I had time for my hobbies, but no, I have to study to become a doctor!
Alex:Isn’t that what you’ve always wanted?
Jay:I don’t know… I feel like that is what everyone expects of me. Like father, like son, they say…
Alex:Everyone? Who is “everyone”?
Jay:Don’t you know it takes a village to raise a child? The “village”…
Alex:Listen. I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth and I might not understand some expectations, but if you don’t want to become a doctor, just don’t! What would you like to do?
Jay:I love gardening for one.
Alex:Do you? Who knew? Come help me plant these, then.
Jay:Can I? Oh, I’d love to!
Alex:Sure! You worry about becoming a doctor later! Now pass me that!

Step 3

Now take a moment to study these flashcards and some other activities! Click “Choose a Study Mode” to select a different type of quiz for this vocabulary set. Choose flashcards. Click to flip in the bottom right corner to see a definition. Click the next arrow to go to the next expression.
Remember! Practice makes perfect.

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