Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to examine my interpretations of five idioms which caught my attention by reading a few random scraps of conversation?
X. You know, your pal N. thought of a new method pf work and it had a good effect.
Y. How do you know it worked?
X. Oh, quate by chance. I heard snatches of conversation ftom which I gathered that the method was successful.
X. Did you like the book I gave you?
Y. At firsat I didn’t, but when I went deeper into it, it appeared to be original and interesting. Then there is a romantic feel about it. I liked to read a good book, you
know. There is nothing like it.
X. Shall I invite N. to the party?
Y. We had better not. She is such a wet blanket, a real killjoy. She either talks shop and begins praising her precious self or goes to the other extreme and starts
finding faults with everybody and everything.
X. You’re right. She’s got no small talk, but it won’t look very good.
1. to work = to be successful or effective; to have the dosiert result (of a plan or a method, sometimes used or attempted)
2. scraps (snatches) of conversation = fragments of conversation
3. to go into something = to occupy oneself with; to be busy with
( to go deeply into something) = to examine carefully
4. a wet blanket = a person who damps enthusiasm or checks ardour
5. small talk = conversation on subjects of little importance
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 28-Aug-2008 at 05:41.