Lesson 11 - Transportation
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- Learn five expressions in English related to the topic of this lesson.
In each of the advanced level lessons we learn five new American English Expressions that are related to the topic of the lesson. Here are this lesson's expressions.
All's well that ends well. - A successful end is worth the effort
go to bat for someone - help someone
cough up - give unwillingly
be better off - be in a better situation
all of a sudden - suddenly
Select the correct expressions in the conversation below.
A - How was your vacation last week?
B - Terrible. I thought we would never get back.
A - Really? What happened?
B - My daughter got sick and so we tried to come home early. We went to the airport and they said that we could change our flights but we had to pay $100 fine per ticket plus the difference in the fare. It was over a $1000!
A - Did you pay it?
B - I explained to the the person at the ticket counter that my daughter was sick and he made some phone calls to try to get the fee reduced. Finally they agreed to $500 total to change all of the tickets.
A - That's good. So then you got home OK?
B - No. We took the first part of the flight but we were supposed to land in Chicago and refuel and then continue on to Los Angeles. After we landed in Chicago they said that it was too foggy to take off again.
A - What did you do?
A - So you stayed in Chicago?
B - Yeah. I'm not going on any more vacations for a while. I'll stay right at home.
A - Ha, ha, ha!
Write sentences using the expressions.
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