Cold Idioms

Step 1

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

Step 2

Now would be a good time to listen to a dialog. Can you identify the idioms in the 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 is a proven method to improve your listening skills!


Soudabeh:The holiday season is supposed to be bright and happy, but I just feel like I am in the dead of winter.
Blaine:Oh no, that feeling must be really awful.
Soudabeh:Yes, it is. This time last year, I got my approval for immigration. I was so excited. But my parents were less thrilled about my news because that meant I was going to Canada alone. They gave me the cold shoulder for a few days after that.
Blaine:It is really hard for families to be separated. Did you ever get cold feet about your decision?
Soudabeh:I absolutely did. A few days after I got my approval, I broke out in a cold sweat because I had never been separated from my family before.
Blaine:I can only give you cold comfort because I have never moved away from my family, but I’m glad you shared your feelings with me.
Soudabeh:Thank you for listening, my friend.

Step 3

Practice time!

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Cold Idioms

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