Relationship idioms

Step 1

Read this week’s featured idioms from the Powerpoint below:

Step 2

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


NazHave you heard about Sam and Maria?
WaniaNo, what happened?
NazThey are getting a divorce.
WaniaReally! Maria once mentioned to me that they had a stormy relationship.
NazI know Sam inside out. It was difficult for him to cope with Maria’s son from her ex-husband.
WaniaShe must be  depressed these days. Why don’t we visit her?
NazI think we should cut loose from them as both are our good friends. We should give them some time to adjust to this new situation.
WaniaI agree. Good walls make good neighbours.
NazI wish we can build bridges between them. Both of them are wonderful people but it seems that they need to sort out some issues.
WaniaLet me call her tomorrow.
Naz If she hasn’t filed for divorce yet, then we can try and help  patch up their relationship.

Step 3

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


Step 4

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