Winter idioms 2

Step 1

Study the PowerPoint to learn this week’s idioms.

Step 2

Listen to the dialogue for better understanding and pronunciation.

Step 3

Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:

Don:Hi Sara, how is your day so far?
Sara:Hey Don, I’m kind of shocked with the news I’ve been hearing these days!
Don:Is that right? What news exactly?
Sara:There are so many crimes that have been happening recently. The last one I heard of was about a mom killing her three children. It just froze my blood. I can’t imagine how someone could do that?
Don:Yeah, I hear you. We hear of such crimes a lot lately!
Sara:Unfortunately, it’s true. Anyway, I wanted to ask you if you have resolved your problems with your roommate?
Don:No, I think we will do that when hell freezes over! He’s such a difficult person to get along with. I’m seriously thinking of moving out.
Sara:Oh, sorry to hear that! Maybe, it would be a good idea to put your conversation with him on ice for the time being until both of you think it over and cool down. What do you think?
Don:I guess you are right! How was your presentation last week?
Sara:Oh, it just didn’t go that well. I’m not really sure what happened; as soon as I saw everyone staring at me I froze up and forgot what I was going to say. I had to ask my teacher to reschedule my presentation for next Friday.
Don:Was that okay with her?
Sara:Oh yes, it was. She’s really nice! She allowed other students to do the same and reschedule, so she was kind enough not to leave me out in the cold.
Don:Glad to hear that!Just take it easy and practice a lot more in front of a mirror.
Sara:That’s a great idea! Thanks, Don.

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