Trip To Washington Conversation

Key Words
over the top: very good
on my list of things to do: something that I want to do
fed up: upset
what’s new?: means that you are not surprised
if it’s not one thing, it’s another: more than one bad thing has happened
out of hand: out of control
rain on your parade: to make someone have a bad time
had (just) a blast: to really enjoy
jumpy: uneasy
getting the first butterflies out of his stomach: getting used to something for the first time
time of his life: a really good time
psyched: excited
to get the hang of: to become better at
innate: something you do not need to learn because you are born with it
chill out : to relax
low key: relaxing
to let go: to relax
if for no other reason: if nothing else made you do something
tickled pink: very happy
hang out: to casually pass time
time (just really) flies: to be surprised about how much time has gone by
take advantage of: to be fortunate to be able to do something
all of a sudden: right away
jet up: to go somewhere (specifically north)
make my best effort: to try very hard
time’s (kind of) escaped me: I did not realize how late it had become
take care: good bye, it was nice talking with you

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These lessons are based on real, authentic English conversations that Joe and Kristin have had with each other and their friends. These are actual conversations that we’ve had so you will become familiar, more familiar, with real spoken English.
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