Sorry for cluttering up this section with my requests. Don't worry, the new school year gets underway next week and I'll ease off a bit, so please bear with me for a few more days.
I'm watching a movie on TV. The phone rings. Unwillingly I get up and answer it. It's a friend of mine. Five minutes into our conversation, I cup the receiver and ask my mother what's going on in the film and she says:
'Don't worry, THERE'S A COMMERCIAL BREAK.'
My question: would you say something like that, or do you have any other suggestions?
An English colleague of mine once told me that in a situation like this she would have said 'IT'S THE ADVERTS.' Mmhhmm., do you agree?
And if I wanted to ask my mother if the movie has started again after the commercial break, could I say 'IS THE MOVIE BACK ON?
Thanks for your valuable suggestions.