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Listen to a dialogue. 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 dialogue. Listen to the dialogue again. This will help you build your listening skills.
|Gregory:||Hi Gab! How’s your summer vacation coming along?|
|Gab:||Oh hi! It’s been great! I just came back from Paris yesterday. A couple of my friends and I travelled on a shoestring by backpacking through Europe.|
|Gregory:||That sounds like fun!|
|Gab:||Yes it was! There were a couple of times when we felt like fish out of water but otherwise, it was a great experience.|
|Gregory:||What do you mean? Did Europeans give you a hard time?|
|Gab:||No, it’s nothing like that. It’s just that some of the places we went to were not exactly welcoming to a couple of guys in shorts and sandals.|
|Gregory:||Oh I see. I’m sure those troubles were like a drop in the ocean compared to the many fun experiences you guys had.|
|Gab:||Yeah, you’re right. One of my friends even had a summer fling with a French girl we met at a hostel. We had so much fun that the group is planning on going on another trip. We might go to New York next week.|
|Gregory:||That’s nice! You guys should make hay while the sun shines. Next month, you’ll be back in school again. Maybe you can catch a Broadway play while you’re there!|
|Gab:||That sounds good to me, but sitting through a play will be like watching grass grow for some of the guys!|
|Gregory:||Well, I know your group will find fun things to do. Just stay safe and have a happy trip!|
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Carlos is sad that his summer fling did not work out. Carlos is sad about a:CorrectIncorrect
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Experiencing my first winter was tough. I was like a fish out of water. This means that I felt:CorrectIncorrect
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Mei Ling accepted three costume design projects this month despite her busy schedule. She said that Halloween only comes once a year and she has to make hay while the sun shines. This means that Mei-Ling is:CorrectIncorrect
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Your problems are a drop in the ocean compared to those being faced by people displaced by war. Drop in the ocean in this sentence means:CorrectIncorrect
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Johannes said that watching telenovelas is like watching grass grow. This means that Johannes:CorrectIncorrect
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Aditya takes advantage of low rates during off season. He also uses his air miles allow him to travel on a shoestring. This means that Aditya travels:CorrectIncorrect
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