011 : English Idioms (Catch his eye // Catch red-handed)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #11. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode11.    

Welcome to the Speak English with Tiffani podcast where you will learn English Vocabulary, Expressions, Idioms and much more! This podcast will take your English ability to the next level and help you to be more confident and more fluent when you Speak English. Are you ready? Well then, let’s jump right in!

Hey everyone, I’m Teacher Tiffani and I want to thank you so much for joining me for another episode of the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. In today’s lesson we are going to listen to one English dialogue and learn 2 new English Idioms.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

When the cop walked into the store, he saw a man who looked very suspicious. So, he followed him around at a distance. He noticed that the man was acting very weird and kept looking over his shoulder. Then, the cop suddenly caught his eye. He looked down and saw that the man was stuffing a shirt into his bag. The cop caught him red-handed.

Again

When the cop walked into the store, he saw a man who looked very suspicious. So, he followed him around at a distance. He noticed that the man was acting very weird and kept looking over his shoulder. Then, the cop suddenly caught his eye. He looked down and saw that the man was stuffing a shirt into his bag. The cop caught him red-handed.

Ok great, now let’s go over the two new idioms that were in the dialogue.

FIRST IDIOM

The first English Idiom was…
“Catch his eye…” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Catch his eye…” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Catch his eye…” (repeat twice)

This idiom means to be noticed by someone.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Idiom.

The first example is…

“While we were driving down the road, a small coffee shop caught my eye.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“While we were driving down the road, a small coffee shop caught my eye.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“While we were driving down the road, a small coffee shop caught my eye.”

The second example is…

“It took us a long time to catch the waiter’s eye, because the restaurant was busy.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“It took us a long time to catch the waiter’s eye, because the restaurant was busy.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“It took us a long time to catch the waiter’s eye, because the restaurant was busy.”

The third example is…

The man finally caught her eye.
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

The man finally caught her eye.
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

The man finally caught her eye.

The fourth example is…

“The new red car really caught my eye.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The new red car really caught my eye.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“The new red car really caught my eye.”

The fifth example is…

“I finally caught his eye and told him to stay quiet.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“I finally caught his eye and told him to stay quiet.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“I finally caught his eye and told him to stay quiet.”


SECOND IDIOM

Ok good deal, now let’s go over the second idiom that was in the dialogue.

The second English Idiom was…
“Catch red-handed” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“Catch red-handed” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“Catch red-handed” (repeat twice)

This idiom means to apprehend or catch someone as they are doing something wrong.


EXAMPLES

So, let’s look at five examples using this Idiom.

The first example is…

“The police caught the robbers red-handed.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The police caught the robbers red-handed.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]

“The police caught the robbers red-handed.”

The second example is…

“Samantha tried to get into the cookie jar again, but I caught her red-handed.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“Samantha tried to get into the cookie jar again, but I caught her red-handed.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“Samantha tried to get into the cookie jar again, but I caught her red-handed.”

The third example is…

“He was stealing the car when the police drove by and caught him red-handed.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“He was stealing the car when the police drove by and caught him red-handed.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“He was stealing the car when the police drove by and caught him red-handed.”

The fourth example is…

“She tried to cash a bad check, but the bank teller caught her red-handed.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“She tried to cash a bad check, but the bank teller caught her red-handed.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“She tried to cash a bad check, but the bank teller caught her red-handed.”

The fifth example is…

“The man was caught red-handed.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]

“The man was caught red-handed.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]

“The man was caught red-handed.”


DIALOGUE

Ok, now let’s listen to the original dialogue again and see if you can recognize the 2 English Idioms.

When the cop walked into the store, he saw a man who looked very suspicious. So, he followed him around at a distance. He noticed that the man was acting very weird and kept looking over his shoulder. Then, the cop suddenly caught his eye. He looked down and saw that the man was stuffing a shirt into his bag. The cop caught him red-handed.

Did you hear them this time? Great! Excellent job! You now know 2 new English Idioms.

  1. Catch his eye
  2. Catch red-handed

These idioms will help you Speak English clearly, fluently, and confidently. So try to use these idioms at least one time today!

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode11.

This has been Teacher Tiffani with the Speak English with Tiffani podcast. Until next time, remember to Speak English!

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Elif
Elif
1 year ago

 I seriously understand you but when someone speak so fast I cant stomach it because I dont understand them

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