022 : English Expressions (To keep something up to date // To have feelings for)


 

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #22. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode22.    

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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 Expressions.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

My boss asked me to keep him up to date regarding the progress of the project our team is working on. So, I decided to call a team meeting to get an update from my team members. As we were talking to each other during the meeting, I saw two of our group members sitting very close to each other. They seemed to smiling at each other more than usual. That is when I realized that they had feelings for each other.

Again

My boss asked me to keep him up to date regarding the progress of the project our team is working on. So, I decided to call a team meeting to get an update from my team members. As we were talking to each other during the meeting, I saw two of our group members sitting very close to each other. They seemed to smiling at each other more than usual. That is when I realized that they had feelings for each other. 

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

FIRST EXPRESSION

The first English Expression was…

“To keep something up to date” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“To keep something up to date” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To keep something up to date” (repeat twice)

This expression means to ensure that someone has the most current and accurate information (about something).


EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“Please keep me up date regarding the progress of the project.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Please keep me up to date regarding the progress of the project.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“Please keep me up to date regarding the progress of the project.”

The second example is…

“My parents want me to keep them up to date about everything going on in my life.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“My parents want me to keep them up to date about everything going on in my life.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“My parents want me to keep them up to date about everything going on in my life.”

The third example is…

“I like to keep up to date with the latest news.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I like to keep up to date with the latest news.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I like to keep up to date with the latest news.”

The fourth example is…

“The newsletter will keep you up to date with our progress.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The newsletter will keep you up to date with our progress.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The newsletter will keep you up to date with our progress.”

The fifth example is…

“Thank you for keeping me up to date on my application.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Thank you for keeping me up to date on my application.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Thank you for keeping me up to date on my application.”

 


SECOND EXPRESSION

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

The second English Expression was…

“To have feelings for” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“To have feelings for”  (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To have feelings for” (repeat twice)

This expression means to feel love or affection for (someone).


EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“It is obvious that the man and woman have feelings for each other.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“It is obvious that the man and woman have feelings for each other.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“It is obvious that the man and woman have feelings for each other.”

The second example is…

“Michael has feelings for Sarah.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Michael has feelings for Sarah.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Michael has feelings for Sarah.”

The third example is…

“Do you have feelings for him?”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Do you have feelings for him?”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Do you have feelings for him?”

The fourth example is…

“Yesterday I realized that I actually have strong feelings for him.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Yesterday I realized that I actually have strong feelings for him.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Yesterday I realized that I actually have strong feelings for him.”

The fifth example is…

“She was not sure if she had feelings for him or not.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“She was not sure if she had feelings for him or not.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“She was not sure if she had feelings for him or not.”

 


DIALOGUE

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

My boss asked me to keep him up to date regarding the progress of the project our team is working on. So, I decided to call a team meeting to get an update from my team members. As we were talking to each other during the meeting, I saw two of our group members sitting very close to each other. They seemed to smiling at each other more than usual. That is when I realized that they had feelings for each other. 

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

  1. To keep something up to date…
  2. To have feelings for…

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

ENDING

Remember, if you want to see the transcript for this episode go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode22.

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

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