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Tie the knot

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “to tie the knot“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Heidi: I’m going to Hawaii next month. Have you ever been there? Francis: No, I haven’t. But my colleagues tied the knot there. Does it mean: a) tie a rope b) get married c) have a … Continue reading Tie the knot

Deep pockets

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “to have deep pockets“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Emma: I heard your company is buying a new factory building. That must cost a lot of money. Susan: Yes, it’s expensive, but the company has deep pockets. Does it mean: a) to have a lot … Continue reading Deep pockets

Petrified

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English adjective “petrified”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Karl: How did you react when you saw that giant spider? Bill: I was petrified. I couldn’t move! Does it mean: a) very brave b) very scared c) very annoyed d) very amused The answer is below!↓   Answer: … Continue reading Petrified

By the skin of (one’s) teeth

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “by the skin of (one’s) teeth“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Gregory: Did you pass your test? Rufus: By the skin of my teeth! I passed by one point! Does it mean: a) easily b) luckily c) narrowly d) badly The answer is below!↓   … Continue reading By the skin of (one’s) teeth

Finalists in the Language Learners Literature Award

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

We are pleased to announce that two of our graded readers are finalists in the Language Learners Literature Award. The books are the paperback versions of Old Jack’s Ghost Stories from Japan (Level 3) and On the Run (Level 4).  

Spill the beans

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “to spill the beans“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Kumiko: How did you find out I was quitting my job? Jennifer: Toshiko spilled the beans when we went for dinner the other night. Does it mean: a) spill beans when eating b) tell lies c) … Continue reading Spill the beans

Run after

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “to run after (someone/something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Andrea: I saw you running down the street yesterday. Rob: I was running after a man. He had dropped his wallet and I wanted to give it him back. Does it mean: a) run faster than … Continue reading Run after

On a roll

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “to be on a roll“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Michelle: How is your son’s rugby team doing? Tracey: The team is on a roll. They have won every match this season. Does it mean: a) roll the ball well b) lucky c) have a … Continue reading On a roll

No room to swing a cat

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “no room to swing a cat“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning? Russell: How is your new apartment? Eddie: It’s nice, but there is no room to swing a cat! Does it mean: a) very small b) very big c) he wants to swing a cat … Continue reading No room to swing a cat

At (one’s) fingertips

by italkyoutalk / 3ヶ月

Do you know the English expression “at (one’s) fingertips“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the answer? Graham: How is the new accounting software? Karen: It’s great. I have all the information I need at my fingertips. Does it mean: a) in one’s hands b) in an easily accessible place c) on a smartphone … Continue reading At (one’s) fingertips