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67일차. ♣ Unit 5. Awkward situations - LESSON 2. DEALING WITH AWKWARD QUESTIONS - [Making small talk]

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67일차. ♣ Unit 5. Awkward situations - LESSON 2. DEALING WITH AWKWARD QUESTIONS - [Making small talk]

 

[BOB] Hmmm. Don't make them like that anymore, do they?

[BOB] Couldn't help noticing your bumper sticker

[LEO] Yeah. It came with the car.

• bumper sticker

-a sign with a message on it that people stick on the back of their car

: (차의) 범퍼 스티커(표어나 후보자 이름 따위를 인쇄해 넣음)

e.g.)

Their bumper sticker says ‘Make Love, Not War.’

 

 

 

[LEO] So, I take it you don't vote for Labour, then.

• take it (that…)

-to suppose; to assume

: (…라고) 상정[추정]하다

e.g.)

I take it you won't be coming to the party?

                               네가 그 파티에 안 올 모양이지?

 

 

 

[BOB] I mean, You've got to think about your savings and your, your, your pension plan.

[BOB] If this guy gets elected, tax increases are going to go right through the roof.

• go right through the roof.

1-to rise to a very high level: - 캠브릿지

-: to rise to a very high level - 메리엄 웹스터

-If the level of something such as the price of a product or the rate of inflation goes through the roof, it suddenly increases very rapidly indeed. - 콜린스

-if the level of something such as the price of a product goes through the roof, it suddenly increases very rapidly - 콜린스

-to increase beyond all expectations - 콜린스

e.g.)

Prices have gone through the roof.

Sales of their new CD have gone through the roof.

Prices for Korean art have gone through the roof.

House prices were going through the roof.

to suddenly become very angry, and usually show your anger by shouting at someone

I admitted I had ordered a racing car, and found myself in terrible trouble. He went through the roof!

Foreign travel may very well go through the roof next year

 

2-(also hit the roof) to get very angry: - 캠브릿지

-: to become very angry or upset - 메리엄 웹스터

-informal Also: hit the roof. to lose one's temper; become extremely angry - 콜린스

e.g.)

When I was expelled from school, my parents went through the roof.

When they realized he'd lied to them, his parents went through the roof.

 

 

 

[LEO] Uh, well, I do really like your daughter, but, uh, it hasn't come up in conversation, no.

 

 

 

※ Making small talk

*When you meet someone for the first time in a social situation, it's important to make suitable small talk (small talk). Here are a few tips for getting started.

If you have heard the person's name mentioned before, you can refer to this fact. Notice also the replies.

A: Bob Taylor? Of Horizon Computers? I've heard a lot about you.

B: All good, I hope.

 

A: Hi, Penny. It's great to meet you. Jane has told me a lot about you.

B: And she's told me a lot about you, too.

 

 

*Another way you can begin small talk is to find a non-controversial topic of interest. Here are some expressions used for this. Notice also the replies.

A: I couldn't help noticing your pocket watch. It's lovely.

B: Thanks. It's my grandfather's.

A: They don't make them like that anymore.

 

A: I love the music. I take it you're a big jazz fan.

B: That's right. Miles Davis is my favorite.

 

A: Jane told me you're a keen cyclist.

B: Yes, I am. How about you?

 

A: Nice weather we're having, isn't it?

B: Yes, it is. Although I heard the temperature's going to go through the roof tomorrow.

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