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    Hello everybody,

    I need some help of course.If I'm ,for example, watching TV and some report or similar has attracted my attention ,what would be the most natural way to express the fact that the report make me interested in it,i.e attracted my attention.I would like if someone would give possible phrasal verbs or idiomatic expressions to use in the given situation. Besides, I don't want to exaggerate like " it's made me all ears" (if its possible at all to say that something made somebody all ears),or something similar,but usual,neutral expressions which would show that I've got interested in it.

    Thanks in advance

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    got my attention

    The newscaster got my attention when he mentioned . . . .

    captivated

    The news about . . . . captivated me.

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    Thanks a lot Susiedqq.

    Best regards

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    "That report on deaf-blind children caught my attention".

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    Thanks Anglika. I have been looking and I've found also " ..grabbed my attention.." which is probably more informal. Anyway,it seems that the expression with " got/caught/grabbed + my attention " is the most common expression in this situation, am I right?
    Thanks again

    Velimir

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    Hi Velimir,

    What do you mean about the following expressions:

    to attract, to arrest, to capture, to command, to draw, to hold, to retain, to rivet smb's attention

    or to pay attention to = give heed = attend = give ear

    to devote my attention to

    to focus my attention on

    Regards.

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    Hello Vil,

    First,thanks a lot for contributing to this question . And it looks familiar to me, I've heard it all in the given context ,when I think of it more carefully.

    Thanks again Vil

    Best regards

    Velimir

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