More fall idioms to celebrate this colourful season!
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!
|Johanna:||Hi Natalia, are you ready to get started on your deck? Hey! What happened to you?|
|Natalia:||Well, I was reaching for something high in my cupboard and I slipped. I fell like a tonne of bricks. I am in so much pain!|
|Johanna:||I can see that! That’s quite a gash you have on your leg!|
|Natalia:||I’ll be ok. Luckily I fell back on this chair, so it broke my fall a little bit.|
|Johanna:||I better give you a ride to the walk-in-clinic.|
|Natalia:||No, that’s ok Johanna, I think I can make it.|
|Johanna:||Maybe you can, but don’t you that pride comes before a fall? Who knows what other damage you might have done to your leg? I insist on giving you a ride.|
|Natalia:||But, Johanna, you have so many things to do! What about your fence? I don’t want you to fall behind on your tasks!|
|Johanna:||I know we had things to do today, but I don’t mind if I have to fall short of my goals. This is so much more important! We can make it up when you are feeling better.|
|Natalia:||Ok, I can see there is no point in arguing, but I insist that I buy you lunch on the way back from the clinic.|
|Johanna:||Ok, that’s a deal I can live with!|
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