I love teaching slang and idioms for a couple of reasons. First of all, you hear them all the time in movies, TV shows, and in everyday conversation. Secondly, using slang and idioms makes your English conversation sound more natural and less like a textbook. Today, we’re going to look at six phrases related to communication.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:
- I was out of the office on vacation, so I need someone to bring me up to speed.
- Hey Jim, can you bring me up to speed? I missed the last two classes.
- I was shooting the breeze with my sister.
- We were shooting the breeze about the circus.
- If you come 3 minutes late to work and the boss complains about it all day, we can say that the boss is making a big deal about you coming late.
- If you came late, would your boss or teacher make a big deal about it?
- If you are the boss, would you make a big deal about someone coming 3 minutes late?
- One of my neighbors got laid off, and two other neighbors were blabbing about it.
- My coworker blabs more than he works sometimes.
- I had to bite my tongue when the boss was yelling at me for coming late.
- I was so upset that she was yelling at me for no reason, but I just bit my tongue.
- My sister and her husband were having a very long conversation about the good and bad points of buying a car. They were talking up a storm!
- I finally got to hang out with my high school friends. We haven’t seen each other in over a year, so we were talking up a storm.
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