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|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!|
Listen to the following dialogue for correct pronunciation and usage of the above idioms.
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If your child keeps asking you for money, you can say:CorrectIncorrect
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If you ask a friend to do something that may be risky for them, you can say:CorrectIncorrect
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