David and I ask each other questions to get the conversation going – then we stop when we use an idiom, phrasal verb, or challenging vocabulary word and explain it. You’ll learn and these words and phrases because you heard them in context! Some of the phrases we discuss this week: to roll with something, under your belt, to be caught off guard, amped, back pedal.
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- Describe a recent situation that made you crack up. (And meaning of the phrasal verb crack up)
- The idiom “trash talking”, to have a blast, hanging out
- When have you felt uncomfortable because of your insufficient language skills in another country?
- Idiom to roll with, under your belt
- Lost opportunity, missed opportunity, to make the most of an opportunity
- Idiom/phrasal verb to move forward
- How to say “hi” in Amharic
- What’s your second favorite color, and why?
- Idiom: off the top of your head, to be caught off guard
- Phrase: for lack of a better ______
- Describe a recent meal that you loved. Phrasal verb: to point something out Vocabulary word: nondescript, amped
- Idiom: to die for, went off without a hitch
- Name a guilty pleasure (what is a guilty pleasure?)
- To pedal backwards, to back pedal, back up
- Night owl vs. Early bird
- Binge watch
- Fair enough
- Name a role model. What is a role model?
- Phrasal verb look up.
- Idiom: to put too much weight on something
- Phrasal verb cop out.
- The phrase “what’s up with?”
- Phrasal verb “to chalk up”. To chalk _____ up to ______.
- Phrasal verb wrap up