If you’re an English learner who wants to sound like a native speaker, then check out this lesson filled with useful English expressions, phrases, idioms and phrasal verbs. If you’re an English teacher looking for a simple solution for higher-level classes, you’ll want to print off the PDF version and take it to class!
Dialogue With English Expressions and Idioms
Jerry: I don’t want to make waves here, but I don’t think your friend is making a good financial
Linda: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe you just don’t see eye to eye? I think she’s done a lot of
research and knows what she’s doing.
Jerry: Well, I understand why you’d think that. You were born with a silver spoon in your
mouth, just like your friend. Anyway, it’s some food for thought! I’m personally hoping to
avoid making the same mistake as your friend.
Linda: To play the Devil’s advocate, you might do well to reconsider your own financial
Jerry: Hmmm…okay. Let’s agree to disagree. We’re never going to settle this over a beer.
See eye to eye: Agreeing with someone.
Born with a silver spoon in your mouth: Someone who comes from a wealthy family who
doesn’t have to work that hard in life.
Food for thought: Something to think about.
Make waves: To cause trouble.
Devil’s advocate: Taking the other side in an argument.
Knows what she’s doing: To be sure of something or do something correctly.
Agree to disagree: To stop talking about something controversial when you can’t come to an
Settle: Decide or agree to something.
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Fill in the blanks with the correct phrase or idiom
1. My mom and I had to finally _____ because there was no way we could understand
each other’s point of view.
2. I’m not trying to _____ but I just don’t agree with what’s going on at my company.
3. I’m thinking about changing jobs. My boss and I don’t _____.
4. My cousin was _____ and has never had to work a day in his life.
5. My younger brother’s most annoying habit is his need to always play the _____.
6. That newspaper article had some _____ in it.
7. My teacher _____. I’ve learned so much from her.
8. I was hoping to not have to _____ for that job because the salary isn’t great but it’s
tough in this economy.
1. agree to disagree
2. make waves
3. see eye to eye
4. born with a silver spoon in his mouth
5. Devil’s advocate
6. food for thought
7. knows what she’s doing
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