025 : English Expressions (To keep somebody informed // To keep track of)

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #25. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode25.    

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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:

The meeting I had with my manager yesterday was great. We discussed our goals for next year and we talked about how to make them a reality. At the end of the meeting, he asked me to keep him informed on any updates or changes with our plans over the upcoming few weeks. His enthusiasm about the work we do is very inspiring. I want to be a good business owner just like him. So I always try to keep track of all the details for each of our projects.

Again

The meeting I had with my manager yesterday was great. We discussed our goals for next year and we talked about how to make them a reality. At the end of the meeting, he asked me to keep him informed on any updates or changes with our plans over the upcoming few weeks. His enthusiasm about the work we do is very inspiring. I want to be a good business owner just like him. So I always try to keep track of all the details for each of our projects.

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 somebody informed” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“To keep somebody informed” (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To keep somebody informed” (repeat twice)

This expression means to give someone the latest news and details about a situation.


EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“Please keep me fully informed of any new developments.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Please keep me fully informed of any new developments.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“Please keep me fully informed of any new developments.”

The second example is…

“I want to know what you decide, so keep me informed.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I want to know what you decide, so keep me informed.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I want to know what you decide, so keep me informed.”

The third example is…

“The doctor should be kept informed about any changes in your husband’s condition.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The doctor should be kept informed about any changes in your husband’s condition.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The doctor should be kept informed about any changes in your husband’s condition.”

The fourth example is…

“The media kept the public fully informed about the situation.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The media kept the public fully informed about the situation.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The media kept the public fully informed about the situation.”

The fifth example is…

“We will keep you informed of any new developments.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“We will keep you informed of any new developments.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“We will keep you informed of any new developments.”

 


SECOND EXPRESSION

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

The second English Expression was…

“To keep track of” (repeat)

Now, repeat after me…
“To keep track of”  (repeat twice)

Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To keep track of” (repeat twice)

This expression means to keep fully aware of or informed about.


EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“It’s hard for me to keep track of her, because she is always busy.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“It’s hard for me to keep track of her, because she is always busy.”

[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“It’s hard for me to keep track of her, because she is always busy.”

The second example is…

“We have to keep track of the information.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“We have to keep track of the information.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“We have to keep track of the information.”

The third example is…

“They should keep track of the new developments.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“They should keep track of the new developments.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“They should keep track of the new developments.”

The fourth example is…

“Have you been keeping track of what is going on in the news?”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Have you been keeping track of what is going on in the news?”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Have you been keeping track of what is going on in the news?”

The fifth example is…

“The management failed to keep track of the project.”

[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The management failed to keep track of the project.”

[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The management failed to keep track of the project.”

 


DIALOGUE

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

The meeting I had with my manager yesterday was great. We discussed our goals for next year and we talked about how to make them a reality. At the end of the meeting, he asked me to keep him informed on any updates or changes with our plans over the upcoming few weeks. His enthusiasm about the work we do is very inspiring. I want to be a good business owner just like him. So I always try to keep track of all the details for each of our projects.

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

  1. To keep somebody informed…
  2. To keep track of…

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/episode25.

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

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Juan Hurtado
Juan Hurtado
3 years ago

Me gusta mucho esa metodología por que así trato de agudizar mi oído, gracias.

Asim Raza Khan
Asim Raza Khan
3 years ago

good information

Maxwell Martinez
Maxwell Martinez
3 years ago

Thank you very much Teacher Tiffani forma every da y post.
I apreciate a lot that you keep us informed for each post to practice our listening años speakink.
Congratulations and god bless you..

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