Camping Idioms

Step 1

Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to a dialogue. Can you identify the idioms in the conversation? Listen to the conversation more than once if you need.


Step 3

Now, look at the script of the dialogue. Listen to the dialogue again. This will help you build your listening skills.

BlaineHi, Yuliana! Welcome back! How was your weekend?
YulianaOh hi, Blaine! Actually, this weekend I had to light a fire under my husband to take us out on a camping trip to West Hawk Lake. It’s about one and a half hour drive from Winnipeg and nature’s stunning there.
BlaineSounds great! How was the weather?
YulianaIt was quite hot and my kids mostly stayed in the water. They were exhausted by the end of the day, so luckily, they slept like logs through the night! The night wasn’t without adventure, though.
BlaineOh, tell me – what happened?
YulianaWell, in the middle of the night, my husband woke me up because he had to answer nature’s call. Then, I couldn’t fall back asleep. So, we started a campfire and all would’ve been romantic if not for our neighbours.
BlaineSo they spoiled your night under the stars?
YulianaSort of… They came over to join us, we didn’t mind as they seemed like a nice couple at first, but then the guy flew off the handle for no reason. So, my husband told him to go jump in a lake.
BlaineThat’s brutal!
YulianaYeah, you could hear crickets the next morning, the neighbours were so silent!

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Camping Idioms

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