Advanced Level
Lesson 9


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Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies

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English Expressions

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.

give up - quit

let someone down - disappoint someone

blow it - fail

give it your best shot - try (giving it your best effort)

take the bull by the horns - take control of a situation, take action

Select the correct expressions in the conversation below.

A - I heard you started taking tennis lessons.

B - Yes. I've always wanted to learn to play tennis. My wife is an excellent tennis player but I really didn't know how to play very well. I finally decided to and enroll in a tennis class.

A - My husband and I took that tennis class last year. We even competed in an amateur tennis match. We played as partners.

B - How did you do?

A - My husband played great but I . I kept missing the balls.

B - Was he disappointed that you didn't win the competition?

A - He pretended like it didn't matter but I think he really want to win. I think I .

B - I'm not very coordinated but I'm going to try to learn to play. I'll .

A - Maybe you'll be a better player than me. I don't play anymore. I . Maybe you should be my husband's new tennis partner.


More Practice
Write sentences using the expressions.



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