This is a review of some of the idioms we learned in August. The main character of this activity is eFacilitator Yuliana, who’s leaving on mat leave on September 5th. Have you had a chance to add wishes for Yuliana here? Feel free to add your two cents :)
Study the infographic. Are you familiar with the idioms? Use an online dictionary to look them up.
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 will help you build your listening skills.
Natalia: So Yuliana, this is your last week at English Online! You know, we’re really going to miss you!
Yuliana: Don’t worry, I’ll be back in a year. Besides, we can keep in contact.
Natalia: What are your plans for your first week off?
Yuliana: The baby is coming soon, so I’ll probably sleep like a log. I hope to catch a second wind by the time the baby arrives.
Natalia: Good idea! There will be little sleep for you once she gets here! Any other plans?
Yuliana: Yes, many! I made a list of things I need to get done, but I have been so busy I haven’t been able to scratch the surface of all those chores. I feel like a bundle of nerves!
Natalia: Just relax, you’ll get it all done. Let me walk you home and we can discuss how I can help you.
Yuliana: Wow! Thanks a lot Natalia, you’re such a good friend.
Natalia: Don’t mention it! By the way, make sure you put on sun block before we head out. It’s a real scorcher out there!
Yuliana: Got it! Let’s go!
Let's review some past idioms!
It’s important to add new words and expressions to your vocabulary, but it’s just as important to review those idioms from time to time. Take this quiz to see if you can remember the meanings of 5 of this summer’s idioms.
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To idiomatic meaning of "to scratch the surface of something" means to ..CorrectIncorrect
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