Personality idioms

Step 1

Study the Powerpoint presentation below. Do you recognize any of the idioms?

Step 2

Read the dialogue to understand the correct usage of the idioms.

TanyaAny news about getting a bonus this year?
SofiaNot yet! I am waiting for the good news too.
TanyaDo you remember that Chris announced the possibility with lots of enthusiasm at
the last annual meeting?
SofiaI was thinking that he will take immediate action as he is the big cheese in our department. It
turns out that the announcement was all sizzle and no steak.
TanyaWhy don’t we ask Diana, his secretary?
SofiaIt’s difficult to explain anything to her. I am sorry to say this but she is dumb as a rock.
TanyaThen why don’t we arrange a meeting with Ted, our senior manager.
SofiaHe is an armchair critic, and at times I find his advice pretty useless.
TanyaThen we have to just  wait and watch.
SofiaMeanwhile, Sam and I are planning a week in Banff. Why don’t you and Joseph come along?
TanyaJoseph likes to spend his holidays at home.
SofiaI thought Joseph would love to see the beautiful scenery. He comes across as a very
romantic guy.
TanyaHe is not romantic at all. He is as cold as ice!
SofiaDon’t worry. I know you will change him.
TanyaWaiting for that day Sofia!

Step 3

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


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Personality idioms

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