Ask Her Out…! 1

Ted likes Jenny, but he’s afraid to ask her out(1).  His friend Jack is trying to help him and encourage him… Ted:         Hey, Jack, is Jenny coming with us? Jack:       Yes.  Why? Ted:         Nothing.  I’m just asking. Jack:       just asking?  But why is your face burning like mad?  Ah-huh, someone has a crush on Jenny(2),doesn’t ...

Rhyme and Repetition

Speakers of English create many forceful and appealing idioms by putting together two words that sounds almost alike . Most of these idioms are informal and more appropriate in everyday speech than in formal conversation and writing . Here are some examples: To dilly-dally means to delay , or to take too much time . ...

Six Idioms

Six Idioms
Six Idioms Here are the most common idioms and slang with number “6”. In order to have be more comprehensive, an example is provided for you at the end of each idiom or slang. be at sixes and sevens (informal) : Meaning: to be confused or badly organized . Example: We were at sixes and ...

Communication 1: Commenting on language

A. Commenting on things people say In these remarks, the speaker uses an idiom to repeat or sum up the underline part of what he/she has just said. 1. I knew everything Bella said was completely untrue. It was all a pack of lies. 2. I’m sorry. I said ‘Iceland’ , but I meant ‘Ireland‘. ...

Common Reduced forms in American English 10

Common Reduced forms in American English
Reduced forms usually use during native speakers conversations. Non-native English speakers  can use these reduced forms during their conversations in order to improve their speaking skills. In the context bellow we tried to explain the most common reduced forms in American English. “Going to” is pronounced “GONNA” when it is used to show the future. ...

Praise and Criticism

Praise and positive comments In these conversations, the second speaker uses an idiom to repeat and sum up what the speaker says. Meiko: That little village was the most wonderful, beautiful place I’ve ever seen. Tania: Yes, it really was out of this world, wasn’t it? Nora: Professor Breen is the best lecturer I’ve ever ...