Walk 'n' Talk Level Up #109 - You knew it?

How can you express that you planned on doing something, but ended up not doing it? Find out by listening to this episode.

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Hey there, sneaky!

Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all-English podcast series! No diálogo de hoje, vamos acompanhar duas irmãs em uma situação clássica: algo da Lisa sumiu e uma das suspeitas principais é a irmã dela.

Não se esqueça de falar tudo em voz alta, junto com a teacher Becs, para praticar bem a sua pronúncia. E aproveite o material extra que preparamos para você aqui abaixo!

Nos vemos na próxima semana! Have an amazing new year!

Vocabulary Expansion

In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up, you got to practice your pronunciation and learn some new expressions. You can continue your study session here, by reading the dialogue and checking out the written explanations with examples!

Dialogue:

Lisa: It’s been ages since the last time I saw my earphones!
Adrienne:  It’s true! You’re always with them.
Lisa: Yeah! I’ve been using mom’s, but mine was way better.
Adrienne: Did you check your backpack? Maybe they’re there.
Lisa: Yeap…well, do you know where else I checked? Your drawer!
Adrienne: Wait… I can explain…
Lisa: Will you, please, tell me why they’re cordless? What have you done with them?
Adrienne: Billy found them on the floor and kinda ate them. I was going to buy you a new one!

New expressions and Vocabulary!

It’s been ages since

Our dialogue started with this expression, which is one of many ways of saying that something happened a long time ago! Check out a few more examples with this one, and then some other ways of expressing the same idea:

It’s been ages since I’ve gone to the beach.
We miss Cinthia,
it’s been ages since she worked with us.
It’s been ages since Kyle last traveled alone.
It’s been a minute since I’ve done online shopping.
It’s been so long since they visited me.
It’s been a while since Ted and Jennie talked to each other.

You can also use these expressions alone or at the end of a sentence. When you see someone or do something after a long time, you can say things like:

Hi, Jane! It’s been ages!
Can you remind me how to use this? It’s been a minute.
We are glad you are back here, Tom. It’s been a while, right?

Check

This verb is more common in daily conversation than you would imagine! We can use it referring to “take a quick look”, the general idea is of “inspecting” things quickly or in more detail, depending on the context:

I’ll be right there, I just need to check the cats’ food.
Mark is going to
check if the keys are in his bag.
Check the system update and give me a report, please.

You can also “check on” something or someone, which means that you will see if everything is safe and in its correct place:

Don’t forget to check on the dogs before you go.
Jennie is going to
check on the house for us.
You don’t look so good, I’m going to
check on you again in half an hour.

Cordless

The “less” suffix refers to things that are “without” or “unable” in some way! So, “cordless” means without a cord, and “homeless” means without a home. Check out a list of words that are common in daily conversation, keeping in mind that some have a more subjective meaning, like “heartless” which refers to a person that is not kind and empathetic:

Heartless
Breathless
Mindless
Endless
Jobless
Nameless
Hairless
Harmless
Hopeless
Fearless

Remember that you can listen to this episode as many times as you wish! You can also read along, and enjoy this extra content. That way, you'll be able to memorize these new structures and use them in conversations in the future. Keep in mind that the more daily contact you have with the English language, the better you’ll get, so make sure you’re here for our next episode!

See you next time!

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