PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English Skills 3B-C
An Idiom Dialogue based on The Globe and Mail April 12, 2002
Directions: Work with your group to change the following dialogue
into standard English. Then, choose a group member to read it back to
the class to check for any errors. Best group work will be posted on the
Internet as an example!
A Surprising Day
Today, my boss gave me a knowing smile when I came in the door
of the office. Now, I'm under no illusions about my performance
at work the past few months. We've been in the thick of a huge
project and I sure cannot play down the importance of meeting
deadlines these days. I was worried about what might happen.
However, our company is now leading the pack, my boss said
with a smile. He apologized to me for dragging his feet on an
important decision. Not only was he going to give me a financial
carrot for all of my hard work, but also he said it was time to refresh
Instead of being on the chopping block as I had feared, he had
given me a spanking new Mercedes Benz! Not only that, but my boss
said to set my sights on the horizon because I was going to
Hawaii, as well. He said I'd passed my rite of passage and
deserved a big reward!
See the results in standard English