Tree Idioms

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Study the following power point to get a good understanding of this week’s idioms:

Step 2

Read the dialogue to learn the meaning of the idioms:

Johanna:Hey Natalia, I am getting involved in a new business. Would you like to join with me? We can make lots of money!
Natalia:Hmmmm, I think you said the same thing last year when you wanted me to sell vacuum cleaners with you.
Johanna:I know, but this is different! It’s a great product and it only costs 500 dollars to join!
Natalia:500 dollars? Do you think money grows on trees?
Johanna:C’mon Natalia! You can’t see the forest for the trees. This is a great idea!
Natalia:I don’t want to lose a bunch of money again, Johanna.
Johanna:I understand that, but sometimes if you want to be a success, you have to be willing to go out on a limb from time to time.
Natalia:I’m sorry Johanna, but you are barking up the wrong tree. I can’t do this.
Johanna:Ok, I understand.
Natalia:I do wish you well. I know you will succeed. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
Johanna:What do you mean?
Natalia:Well, I think your dad was always interested in business opportunities. He became very successful, didn’t he? I think you’ll do the same thing!
Johanna:Thanks, Natalia.
Natalia:Good luck!

Step 3

Listen to the following dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.

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