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 movie but she says: 'Don't worry, THERE'S A COMMERCIAL BREAK'
My question: would you say that? Any other suggestions?
An English colleague of mine once told me that in a situation like this she would say 'IT'S THE ADS'.. Mmmhhh, do you agree??
"A commercial break" and "It's the ads" are synonymous. You could say either.
And if I wanted to ask my mother whether the film has started again after the commercial break, could I say 'Is the film back on?' Yes! This would be common usage in US.
Thanks for your help