8th July 2020
Remember to keep the conversation going by responding with enthusiasm and interest. You could say:
Really ? // That’s interesting // Me too ! // No way ! // Tell me more // Why is that ? // Where is that exactly ? // Are you ? // Do you really think so ?
I work in King Street // Oh, where is that exactly ?
I love listening to K-pop // Really ! Me too. Who are your favourites ?
I’m studying English // No way ! I’m also studying. Where do you study ?
I want to start my own business // That’s interesting, tell me more.
A chance to review and use recent vocabulary, phrases and idioms.
Make sentences using these words or expressions:
Raining cats and dogs (raining very heavy)
chockablock (traffic jam, no space to move)
Could talk the hind legs off a donkey (talks very, very much)
such as to give examples
Budge over move over, make some space
you’ll pick it up you’ll soon understand it or be able to so it
in next to no time very soon, very quickly
Could you repeat that, please ?
How do you spell that ?
Once more, please
How about you ?
I’m keen on
I’m not so keen on
What were you doing last night ? I tried to call.
I was watching TV. Was it important ?
We were having a party. I wanted you to come.
Your parties are such fun ! What did you do ?
We were all looking online for bargains. Anna bought some great shoes.
She was always talking about buying shoes.
I was looking at the clothes from London. So stylish.
Did you see the email from the Manager ?
Oh, that old windbag! He doesn’t know when to stop talking. He could talk the hind legs off a donkey.
Yes, even his emails go on forever hahahah. I’m not so keen on him, I wish the old manager hadn’t left.
Left ? He was given the boot, he was sacked ! Anyway, they were thinking about calling off the meeting.
What a relief, those meeting drag on endlessly
Did you bring your raincoat ? It’s been raining all night.
I know, it’s raining cats and dogs. Better leave soon if we’re going.
Yes, maybe the traffic will be chockablock.
Oh, just a minute … do you know how to use this program ?
Yes, it’s very easy. It’s a piece of cake! Budge over, I’ll show you, you’ll pick it up in next to no time.