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    [quote="Francois"]
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    1. Every morning, we have a 9 o'clock meeting. The boss likes to gives us a pep talk. I think he's just full of hot air whenever he starts a deadly tedious pep-talking.
    Hmmm, not sure about this one. Full of hot air means all no talk and no action. If he says "we're (or I) gonna do this and that" but never do it, then it's fine. I think I'm being picky and it's ok, though :-p
    In the second sentence, wasn't that a typo? :)

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    All talk and no action, right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    What do you call "someone who is able to contact the spirit"
    Medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    How do you like these?

    1. Every morning, we have a 9 o'clock meeting. The boss likes to gives us a pep talk. I think he's just full of hot air whenever he starts a deadly tedious pep-talking.


    2. Travelling around the world is a distant mirage for me now.


    3. Is getting full marks in GRE a castle in the air?

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    1. That works pretty well. It could be an example of empty talk. The end would be better as "I think it was all hot air".

    I heard the boss's pep talk. He was full of hot air.

    2. That doesn't work. "Dream" would be better there.

    The huge deal he was bringing into the firm turned out to be a mirage.

    3. That's fine.

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    Thanks, Mike.

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    Some terms about cell phone communication

    How do you say that in English?

    1. When you are driving in a mountain road, suppose you climb at a relatively high altitude, and cell phone doesn't work at all. It's out of reach. (No one can contact you.)

    2. When you are talking on the phone, the other one's voice comes in and out all the time, the signal is weak so that we cannot hear each other clearly.



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    When you are talking on the phone, the other one's voice comes in and out all the time, the signal is weak so that we cannot hear each other clearly.
    The person you're talking to is breaking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    When you are talking on the phone, the other one's voice comes in and out all the time, the signal is weak so that we cannot hear each other clearly.
    The person you're talking to is breaking up.

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    Thanks, and the first one?

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    Your phone is out of range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    2. When you are talking on the phone, the other one's voice comes in and out all the time, the signal is weak so that we cannot hear each other clearly.
    Some other options:

    1) The carrier signal is extremely faint up here.

    or:

    2) Cell service is intermittent up here.

    (I happened to see these in a recent-reading novel. Hope it helps)
    :)

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