Context 1: 2016 is an election year in the United States, which means that Americans will be choosing their next President. There are some candidates who are well qualified and have good, solid ideas for improving the county. In contrast, there are other candidates who
Context #1 – Two people are discussing about a broken Bodhi: Hey bro, why didn’t you tell me that you borrowed my surf board? Johnny: Dude, because I knew you would blow a fuse. Bodhi: Really? I’ve never treated you bad man. Johnny:Yeah, but last time Tyler dropped
Context #1 Gary: What are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Chris: Well, normally we go to my parents’ place. But this year we’re heading back to my wife’s hometown in Nebraska. Gary: Nebraska? I hope you have a nice warm jacket to take with
Example 1: Jason: I think the most logical thing we could do is keep a low profile and stay off the grid. James: That’s not my style Jason. I know some people like to do that, but I need to be social. Jason: I’m not
Example 1: Johnny: Hey Daniel, are you really going to compete in a doubleheader? Isn’t your leg hurt? Daniel: Don’t worry Johnny, I know one competition right after the other might sound crazy, but I can handle it. Johnny: What if someone sweeps your leg or
Idiom: to pal around (with) (used as a verb) First Example: Christina: Have you seen Jackie lately? Beatrice: No, she seems to spend all her time with Tim. Christina: They do seem to spend a lot of time together. Do you think they’re dating?
Idiom: friends in high places (used as a noun) First Example: Sandra: Did you hear that Ben got the promotion? Donald: No way! I thought for sure you’d get it! Sandra: Well, I don’t have as many friends in high places. Donald: What do you
Example 1: James: I’m going to buy a laptop for $800.00 Leo: What?! That’s expensive! Have you shopped around for cheaper ones? James: Not, really… Leo: You should! I’m sure you can find one for way less than $800.00 James: Good idea! Example 2: Gina:
Context #1: Tom: Did you pass your physics class this semester? Brian: Yeah, but I barely scraped by. I almost failed! Context #2: Jennifer: This Russian class I’m taking is so hard. Whitney: Are you failing it? Jennifer: I’m not failing, but I am just
Example 1: Mark: Are you OK, Sandra? You look worried about something. Sandra: Oh, hey Mark. I didn’t see you there. I’ve been a little more anxious these days. I can’t seem to relax. Mark: Did something happen? Sandra: I had a car accident recently.