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English Idiom Talk #001 - Advanced English Lesson

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6 Lessons (10m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:57
    • 2. Watch A Conversation

      0:47
    • 3. Explain The Idiom

      0:53
    • 4. Three Ways To Answer

      1:47
    • 5. Explore Related Idioms

      5:17
    • 6. Conclusion

      0:40
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This is our first Idiom Talk. It’s Idiom Talk #001!

We have 4 sections in this Idiom Talk. Ooooh, let’s go!

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This Idiom Talk has four (4) parts:

  1. Watch A Conversation - See the target idiom used in a dialogue.
  2. Explain The Idiom - Learn the meaning of the idiom with examples.
  3. Three Ways To Answer - See three different ways to answer the question at the end of the conversation.
  4. Explore Related Idioms - Explore related idioms that fit with different situations in the conversation.

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The related idioms which we explore in this lesson are:

  • “for the time being”
  • “rumor has it”
  • “behind closed doors”
  • “raised eyebrows”
  • “pain in the neck”
  • “spill the beans”

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1. Introduction: This is idiom talk number one. So what are we going to do today? I'm glad you asked. We're going to do four things. First, we're gonna watch a conversation. We're going to see the idiom to the fact used multiple times in this conversation. Next, we'll explain the idiom. We want to make sure you understand what the ADM chew the fat means. We'll also give you three different ways to answer the question. At the end of the conversation, there are many ways to answer. We'll give you three will also explore related idioms. We're going to talk about other idioms that fit the situations in this conversation. I'm so excited I can't wait to get started. 2. Watch A Conversation: Let's watch a conversation. I have some time. Weaken to the fat for a while. So what should we gossip about? How about the boss's new wife? She's 30 years younger than he is. I know. He tried to To the fat with me yesterday, about how greedy she is. That's kind of personal. Why would he discuss that matter with you? Good question. I think the boss 3. Explain The Idiom: it's time to explain the idiom. Let's watch a video and see what to the fat means. Fred and Mary haven't seen each other for 10 years. They stayed up half the night so they could chew the fact and catch up on each other's lives to to the fat means to have a long and informal conversation with someone to talk for hours and hours. It could also mean to gossip with your friends. Fred and Mary Chew the fat until 4 a.m. They were too tired to talk any longer. They were happy to have such great conversation. 4. Three Ways To Answer: Now we're going to give you three different ways to answer the question at the end of the conversation. So at the end, it says, How would you finish this answer? It's talking about the guy. He gives an incomplete response, he says. I think the boss, but it's left blank and we need to fill it with something. He's answering the girls question, she said. That's kind of personal. Why would he discuss that matter with you? She's talking about the boss because the guy just told her that the boss wants to talk with him, and she seems a little surprised because it's a personal matter. So she says, Why would he discuss that matter with you? You could say, I think the boss is lonely and want someone to talk with. Maybe the boss is having some problems with his relationship with his new wife, and he wants to talk to someone. Why would he discuss that matter with you? I think the boss wants to divorce his new wife. Maybe the boss wants some advice or sources of information on how to divorce. Who knows? Why would the boss discuss that matter with you? I think the boss is jealous of how his wife smiles at me. Hmm. Maybe the boss comes into work and he sees his wife come in and smile at this guy. The boss is probably curious That wants to know what's going on. So these are three ways that we could answer this question and finish the incomplete response. These are three ways we came up with. What do you think? How would you answer the question? 5. Explore Related Idioms: let's explore related idioms in this conversation. There are a few different situations, and we're gonna talk about idioms that fit those situations. Here we go. I have some time weaken to the fat for a while. In this section of the conversation, we're talking about time. An idiom that is related to time is, for the time being. This idiom means at the moment for right now, for the time being, this man has an open schedule. He can talk and chat with the girl for right now, later in the day. Later in the nights, we don't know, we don't know what his schedule will be, but for right now, for the time being, he has time to chat into the fat with this girl. So what should we gossip about? This? Part of the conversation is all about gossip. Gossip is things that we say about people when they're not here. So basically we talk about people behind their back, and it's more often than not. When we're talking about people, we say negative things, so that would be gossip. A related idiom to gossip is rumor has it, and this idiom means things that people are talking about. So the rumor might be that someone got married or that someone's going to get fired or that a celebrity scandal is happening. Who knows? Boomers are things that people are talking about. So this idiom rumor has it means things people are talking about. Rumor has it that these two people love to talk and gossip about the private affairs of others. So this girl and this guy, they like to talk about how things were happening with other people. If those people were here, they probably wouldn't say anything. How about the boss's new wife? This part of the conversation fits well with secrets. An idiom related to secrets is behind closed doors. Behind closed doors is an idiom that means in secret, out of sight hidden. If they don't want the boss to find out what they're talking about, they'll need to talk behind closed doors so they need to chat. Maybe have their conversation were, you know, in a place where other people are not listening behind closed doors, she's 30 years younger than he is. This part of the conversation is related to the feeling of shock or surprise, and specifically in this conversation. It's not really a good shock or a good surprise. An idiom related to shock is raised eyebrows. This idiom means strong surprise or disapproval. So we learn about something and we're surprised, maybe a bit shocked, and we don't like it. It's not something that pleases us. When everyone found out how old the boss's new wife was, there were a lot of raised eyebrows. So the boss's new wife is very young march younger than he is, and everyone's looking and thinking from M and thinking it's not a very good idea. I know he tried to to the fat with me yesterday about how greedy she is in this part of the conversation. We learned something about the boss's wife. We learn a little bit about her personality. An idiom related to personality is pain in the neck. A pain in the neck is an irritating and annoying person. If a person is greedy and always asking you for money, you could say they're a pain in the neck. Some of the employees feel sorry for the boss because his new wife is such a pain in the neck. Give me money, give me money that's kind of personal. Why would he discuss that matter with you? This part of the conversation fits well with sharing secrets. An idiom related to sharing secrets is spill the beans, spill the beans means to share secret information. The girl is surprised that the boss spilled the beans about such a personal topic. The boss's wife and his marriage and relationship with her is usually something that people keep to themselves. However, he wants to talk to this guy about how greedy his wife is, so he's going to spill the beans. He's going to share the secrets of how things were happening in his relationship. 6. Conclusion: today we did four things. We watched a conversation where you could see the idiom to the fat in action. We explain the meaning of to the fat. We gave you three different ways to answer the question at the end of the conversation and we explored related idioms. We talked about idioms that fit the different situations in this conversation. We did a lot today, remember, Master your idioms, Master your English.