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16.12�� When you feel hot


It's hot in here.�� Listen�� <�It�s hot in here. I�m ready to boil.�>

It's like an oven in here.   Listen   <“It’s like an oven in here. I can hardly breathe.”>

It's blistering hot.�� Listen�� <�It�s blistering hot. I need some water.�>

It's as hot as Hell.�� Listen�� <�It�s hot as Hell. Let�s find a cooler place.�>

I'm sweltering.�� Listen�� <�This heat makes me faint. I�m sweltering. Let�s get out of here.�>

I'm going to melt.�� Listen�� <�This heat is terrible. I�m going to melt.�>

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16.13�� When you ask how a person survives hot weather


Have you been keeping cool?�� Listen�� A �Have you been keeping comfortably cool in this extremely hot weather?��� <�Last night the temperature exceeded a hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Have you been keeping cool?� � �Yes. We have been running our air conditioner all night.�>

Is it hot enough for you?�� Listen�� A �I want to be sarcastic in this hot weather.��� <�Hi, Bill. Is it hot enough for you?� � �My God! This heat is awful.�>

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16.14�� When you feel cold


It's cold in here.�� Listen�� <�It�s cold in here. My cheeks are numb.�>

I'm freezing.�� Listen�� <�I�m freezing. I can hardly move. We�ve got to find shelter.�>

I'm shivering.�� Listen�� <�I�m shivering. Turn on the heater. Give me a cup of hot coffee.�>

I'm chilled to the bone.�� Listen�� <�This snowstorm is really something! I�m chilled to the bone.�>

I'm going numb.�� Listen�� <�This frost is fierce. I�m going numb.�>

My teeth are chattering.�� Listen�� <�It�s nippy. My teeth are chattering. I�m chilled to the marrow.�>

My lips are blue.�� Listen�� <�I�m frostbitten. My lips are blue.�>

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16.15�� When you ask if a person likes the weather


What do you think of this weather?�� Listen�� < � �I don�t like it at all. I�ve seen worse, though.�>

How do you like this weather?�� Listen�� A �Is this weather to your liking?� ��<�Good heavens, it�s hot! How do you like this weather?� � �I can�t say I like it. I�ve been keeping cool, though.�>

Nice weather we�re having.�� Listen�� A �This weather is nice and pleasant, don�t you think so?� ��<My sister looked out the open window at the wonderful scene and said, �Nice weather we�re having.�>

Lovely weather for ducks.�� Listen�� A �This weather is unpleasant and rainy, don�t you think so?��� <�It�s been foggy and humid for the good part of the week. Lovely weather for ducks.� � �Oh, I hate this kind of weather.�>

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16.16�� When you like the weather


It�s nice and cool.�� Listen�� A �It�s cool enough to be pleasant.� ��<�I like this evening. It�s nice and cool.�>

It�s nice and warm.�� Listen�� A �It�s warm enough to be pleasant.� ��<�The weather is fine today. It�s nice and warm.�>

It�s nice and quiet.�� Listen�� A �It�s calm enough to be pleasant.� ��<�The rainstorm is over. It�s nice and quiet.�>

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16.17�� When you send a postcard from a nice place


Wish you were here.�� Listen�� A �I am having a wonderful time. I wish you were here with me.� ��<�The hotel is great, the people are friendly, the beach is fabulous. Wish you were here.�>



16.18�� When a person is dressed up


You're all dressed up.�� Listen�� A �You are dressed formally in very good clothes.� ��<�Wow! Look at you. You�re all dressed up.�>

You look like a million dollars.�� Listen�� A �You look elegant and fashionable.� ��< � �That�s what a million dollars buys. I�m ready for a red-carpet reception.�>

You're dressed to kill.�� Listen�� A �You are dressed in very stylish and noticeable clothes.� ��<�You�re dressed to kill. Besides, you�re cute as a button.�>

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16.19�� When you are going to meet with a person for the first time in a busy place


How will I know you?�� Listen�� <�Let�s meet in the Italian restaurant at the corner of Broadway and 42nd Street.� � �OK. How will I know you?� � �I�ll be wearing blue jeans and a black leather jacket.�>

How will I recognize you?�� Listen�� <�I�ll meet you at the local train station at noon. Is that OK with you?� � �Fine. How will I recognize you?� � �I�ll be carrying a large yellow suitcase.�>

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16.20�� When a person maintains friendly relationships with you


She keeps me company.�� Listen�� A �She spends time with me, so I don�t feel lonely.� ��<�I�m grateful to my sister. She keeps me company�>

She keeps company with me.�� Listen�� A �She maintains friendly connection with me.� ��<�Although some people don�t consider me a perfect member of society, she keeps company with me.�>

She associates with me.�� Listen�� A �She is acquainted socially with me.� ��<�It might look odd, but she associates with me.�>

She consorts with me.�� Listen�� A �She maintains friendly relationships with me.� ��<�She consorts with me because she probably finds me an interesting person.�>

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16.21�� When you are going to forget about a person whom you don�t see


Out of sight, out of mind.�� Listen�� A �When you don�t see a person for some time, you stop thinking about them.��� <�You�ll forget about your ex-boyfriend soon � out of sight, out of mind.�>



16.22�� When you are slightly reprimanded


They admonished me.�� Listen�� <�My offense was not too serious. They admonished me.�>

They let me off with just a warning.�� Listen�� <�I missed a few classes. They let me off with just a warning.�>

They let me off easy.�� Listen�� A �They cleared me without trouble.� ��<�I invented a simple excuse. They let me off easy.�>

They let me off the hook this time.�� Listen�� A �They allowed me to go unpunished.� ��<�I was late for work. They let me off the hook this time.�>

I just got a slap on the wrist.�� Listen�� A �I received a light punishment.� ��<�Although I was involved in the crime, they considered me as an accessory. I just got a slap on the wrist.�>

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