Alguém pode me ensinar a acender uma fogueira?
Hello, everyone! How are you doing?
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all English podcast!
No diálogo de hoje, vemos um homem prometendo ensinar uma jovem a acender uma fogueira.
Não se esqueça de repetir os exemplos, em voz alta, com a teacher Liv, para praticar bem a pronúncia, e confira o material extra que preparamos para você aqui abaixo!
Nos vemos na próxima semana, see you! Have an awesome week!
In this episode of Walk 'n' Talk Level Up, you learned some new vocabulary and new expressions! You can continue studying here by checking out the dialogue, the expressions with written explanations, and repeating all the sentences!
Bill: Guys, gather ‘round! Your first activity will be lighting a fire.
Anne: That’s gonna be hard.
Bill: Don’t worry, I’ll show you the ropes, and Mark’s gonna be here any time soon with the logs.
Bill: Oh, speak of the devil! Anne, while we deal with this, could you go inside and get us some newspaper?
Anne: On it!
1. Gather ‘round
“Gather” means to “come together”. Combined with “(a)round”, it becomes a phrasal verb that means to “come together around a person or thing”.
2. Show the ropes
An expression that means you’re going to “teach someone what you know”, by explaining or demonstrating how to do something. Also commonly used: “teach the ropes”.
I know you’re new in the business, but my partner will show you the ropes.
He’s smart, and I’ll be there to show him the ropes.
Make sure they teach you the ropes.
I’ll ask my boss to teach me the ropes.
3. Speak of the devil
“Speak of the devil” is an expression said when “someone who was just mentioned in conversation appears”. So if you’re talking to your friend about your crush, and your crush shows up, your friend might say “speak of the devil”. It comes from a longer and older expression, “speak of the devil, and he doth appear”. This phrase is only used in a jokingly and informal way. Another way of saying it is “talk of the devil”.
I was trying to talk to Anna, but… - Oh, speak of the devil, here she is.
Did you see Eric? He’s late! Talk of the devil, he’s coming in now.
We were talking about how much I like Jenny, when she walked in. Speak of the devil...
Maybe the boss won’t show up today! Oh no, speak of the devil.
4. On it!
When we say “on it”, we’re saying that “something is being done, solved or made”. It’s used to indicate that an action that needs to be resolved is being taken care of. Other ways of saying the same thing are: “I’m doing it”, “I’ve got it covered”, or “I’ll do it very shortly”.
Don’t worry about the project, Carrie is on it.
She’s on it!
Can someone be on this?
I told you I’d do it. I’m on it!
Listen to this episode as many times as you wish, and follow it up with this text. That way, you'll be able to memorize all the expressions you've learned! You’ll also be able to use them in conversations in the future. And remember, the more contact you have with the English language, the better. So make sure you don’t miss out on our next episode!
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