Hello, everyone! How are you doing?
Welcome to another episode of Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up, our all English podcast!
Neste episódio, escutamos duas irmãs, no caminho para a escola, conversando seriamente sobre o que pode acontecer se elas não decidirem ligar para sua mãe.
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!
Lully: Iza, call mom right away.
Iza: What’s wrong? I think she’s still asleep.
Lully: I don’t remember closing the front gate. Bob might run away!
Iza: Is that all? I’ll text her, and she’ll check it later.
Lully: How come? Aren’t you afraid of our dog flying the coop?
Iza: Should I? He literally sleeps like a dog, you know. It’s no big deal.
Lully: Imma stop to hit mom. I can’t stop thinking of Bob at all.
Iza: Oh, never mind! I’m calling her.
New expressions and Vocabulary!
Remember + ING
Some verbs call for a specific usage and order to make sense. Some verbs, for example, require that the verb that follows be in the gerund form, while some require the infinitive form. The verbs need to be connected by something. “Remember” is a verb that accepts both usages, albeit in different ways. We’ll usually use the infinitive form when it’s an imperative sentence or a task. When talking about a memory, or the memory of performing an action, we’ll couple “remember” with a verb in the gerund form.
I remember doing something.
‘Did you lock the car?’ ‘Yes, I remember locking it.’
‘Hey, I didn’t receive your email.’ ‘That’s weird, I remember sending it.’
I remember driving through here before.
I remembered to do something.
I have to remember to pay the internet bill.
I remembered to buy the apples, but I forgot to buy the bananas.
Remember to call mom after work!
Fly the coop
“Fly the coop” is an informal idiom that means “to leave suddenly or secretly”, “to escape or go away”, or “to leave home”. Idioms are English phrases that should not be taken literally, as they differ in meaning. This expression can be used in all verb tenses.
‘I thought you had a lecture.’ ‘Yeah, but I flew the coop.’
All her children have flown the coop.
The party was a bust, so we decided to fly the coop.
When we use the verb “stop” with the preposition “to”, we are indicating a function. We are stopping to perform a task, chore or action. It means we are taking a moment to do said task, chore or action. See some examples:
We need to stop to buy groceries.
Stop to think about what you’re doing.
I need to stop to catch my breath.
Stop + ING
When the verb “stop” is followed by a verb ending in “-ING”, it means that the action the second verb is indicating is coming to a halt, no longer being performed.
We need to stop buying so many groceries.
You have to stop thinking just about yourself.
I need to stop exercising.
Listen to this episode as many times as you wish, and follow it up with this paper. 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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