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Learn Real English Conversations
Music Festival Part 1
tunnel:place to walk that goes through or under a blocked area.
Bottlenecked:unable to move because it is too crowded / For example:Everyone left at the end of the concert. There were so many people that we could not move. It was a complete bottleneck.
Forge : to push through / For example :that people were trying to forge their way through
hassle:inconvenience / For example: Flying is a hassle
because it takes so long to go through security
Wristband:wear around your wrist
laid out: organized / for example :It just didn’t seem like overall the festival was laid out that well
Battling the lines: waiting in a long line /For example: I hated battling the lines each time I wanted to buy a beer.
pros and cons:the good and bad points / example:thought about the pros and cons of going to college in the state of Florida. But I ended up going to school in Georgia. Pros
random : scattered / trails through the woods :paths through areas with a lot of trees / For example:there’d be all these random trails through the woods
Deter :prevent ، or to keep from./ For example: People can go to jail if they drive drunk. But this does not deter people from doing it.
Does not keep people from doing it.
What the deal was:what was happening./For example: I went to the restaurant at 5:00 p.m. but it was closed. I was wondering what the deal was. Then someone told me that the restaurant closes early on Sundays
Arm and a leg:costs a lot / For example: It costs an arm and a leg to buy a new car.
Impractical : not useful or helpful / for example :I thought that some of my classes in college were impractical
the more the merrier:the more people with you / For example: We went to the concert with ten people. We had a great time. I always think the more the merrier. Okay, moving on with the conversation.
Better late than never : better to do something late than not at all/ Forexample: Sometimes my students come to class late. But it is better late than never.
put up barriers
Music Festival Part 2
get into:enjoy. For example: I was really able to get into the music. I loved the sound of the guitar.
Resonating with me: it was nothing special to me. For example: The sound of the guitar really resonates with me.
nature calls:have to go to the bathroom / For
example: I did not want to leave the movie but nature was calling.I think I drank too much water before the movie started.
good vibe:a good feeling / For example: I liked the concert. It had a good vibe to it.
off the hook: excellent, very good / example of The food in Thailand is off the hook. I enjoyed it a lot.
Let me back up: let me start over again
I danced my ass off:I danced a lot / For example: I danced my ass off at the concert last night so my legs were sore when I woke up.
Screaming at the top of his lungs : yelling loudly / For
example: My neighbor’s house was on fire. I could hear her screaming at the top of her lungs.
without a doubt
Appreciate : like./for example: So I saw them in college but I didn’t even like them, didn’t appreciate them then
At dark: at night./ An example of at dark is: The park closes at dark but then it opens again in the morning.
Wear out our welcome:make someone uncomfortable by staying too long or doing something too much. / For example: When I visited Colorado I slept at my friend Julie’s house. I slept there for four nights.I did not want to stay another night because I did not want to wear out my welcome.
Burden:something that is difficult, something that is a problem / For example: My grandmother always says that she feels like she is a burden on my mother because she cannot cook anymore.
Cut out : to stop working because there is a problem / for example: the sound cut out two times
Suck:not good / For example: It sucks when you want to go to the beach but it is raining..
Asleep at the wheel: being careless about what you are supposed to be doing doing. Or not doing what you are supposed to be doing or what you should be doing./ For example: The cook burned the cake. He must have been asleep at the wheel.
Stressed out: very worried/ for example :I used to get stressed out before taking a science test.
so-so: not good and not bad / An example : I asked Joe what he thought of the movie. He said it was just so-so.so not good and not bad
Have their hands full : very busy /For example: My friends Chuck and Patti have four children. They really have their hands full.
Every once in a while:sometimes/For example: Every once in a while I like to drink wine.
erratically:unpredictably. /For example her starting to drive more erratically
Bound to happen:very likely to happen/For example: I always knew that I wanted to live in another country aside from America. So when I moved to Korea I would have said that I believed that it was bound to happen
Gone downhill:have become much worse/For example: I used to really like the food at Mike’s Restaurant. But ever since they hired a new cook the food has gone downhill.
In general : overall /For example: I liked a couple of parts in the movie.But in general I did not think it was very good.
Mixing them up:confusing them / For example: My cousin has so many children that I mix up their names.
quite a few :many.For example: There were quite a few people at the party last night.
Cloudy means not clear or not thinking clearly./For example: Jimmy drank too much last night so he was a little cloudy this morning
Ultimatum:a last request to do something before action is taken
Put them out: inconvenience. / For example: When my parents visited San Francisco I asked them if they wanted to sleep in my bed.But they said they did not want to put me out. So they stayed in a hotel.
feel for: feels sorry / An example of feel for is:
My friend Tom’s father just died. I really feel for him.