Episode 004 : English Expressions (To go over something // To do away with something)

INTRODUCTION

This is the SpeakEnglishWithTiffani podcast with Teacher Tiffani session #4. If you would like to read the transcript that goes along with this episode, go to speakenglishwithtiffani.com/episode4.

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 expressions.

DIALOGUE

Ok, let’s begin with the dialogue:

Yesterday, my team members and I met for about an hour to go over the new business plans. The meeting was about 3 hours long, but in the end we decided to just do away with the entire plan and start over again. I think that was the best decision.

Again

Yesterday, my team members and I met for about an hour to go over the new business plans. The meeting was about 3 hours long, but in the end we decided to just do away with the entire plan and start over again. I think that was the best decision.

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

FIRST EXPRESSION

The first English Expression was…
“To go over something” (repeat)
Now, repeat after me…
“To go over something” (repeat twice)
Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To go over something” (repeat twice)
This expression means to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way.

EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“Let’s go over the figures together after we eat lunch.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Let’s go over the figures together after we eat lunch.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“Let’s go over the figures together after we eat lunch.”

The second example is…

“All of the actors had to go over the script multiple times before going to practice.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“All of the actors had to go over the script multiple times before going to practice.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“All of the actors had to go over the script multiple times before going to practice.”

The third example is…

“I asked my mother to go over my essay before I turned it in to my professor.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I asked my mother to go over my essay before I turned it in to my professor.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I asked my mother to go over my essay before I turned it in to my professor.”

The fourth example is…

“My accountant goes over my financial documents every year.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“My accountant goes over my financial documents every year.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“My accountant goes over my financial documents every year.”

The fifth example is…

“I think we need to go over the information one more time.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I think we need to go over the information one more time.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I think we need to go over the information one more time.”

SECOND EXPRESSION

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

Thesecond English Expressionwas…
“To do away with something” (repeat)
Now, repeat after me…
“To do away with something” (repeat twice)
Ok, now let’s say it at a normal pace…
“To do away with something” (repeat twice)
This expression means to get rid of or destroy something

EXAMPLES

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

The first example is…

“After the election, the president did away with the inhumane laws.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“After the election, the president did away with the inhumane laws.”
[Now, this time we will go at a more natural pace and I want you to try to follow me]
“After the election, the president did away with the inhumane laws.”

The second example is…

“Last year the university decided to do away with that type of exam.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“Last year the university decided to do away with that type of exam.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“Last year the university decided to do away with that type of exam.”

The third example is…

“I think they should do away with these laws.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“I think they should do away with these laws.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“I think they should do away with these laws.”

The fourth example is…

“They decided to do away with the old management system.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“They decided to do away with the old management system.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“They decided to do away with the old management system.”

The fifth example is…

“The criminal tried to do away with the weapon before the police arrived.”
[Once again, this time repeat after me]
“The criminal tried to do away with the weapon before the police arrived.”
[Now, the last time at a regular pace]
“The criminal tried to do away with the weapon before the police arrived.”

DIALOGUE

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

Yesterday, my team members and I met for about an hour to go over the new business plans. The meeting was about 3 hours long, but in the end we decided to just do away with the entire plan and start over again. I think that was the best decision.

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

  1. To go over something…
  2. To do away with something…

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/episode4.

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 am faithful to your podcast. I have been listening it and I will. I am greedy to learn and you offer me this. I am admiration to you. when I learn with you I am amused. I hope you see this comment and you give me answer

Ahmed
Ahmed
10 months ago

Teacher Tiffani you are the best

herpotter
herpotter
7 months ago

I think they should go over the details of the project before saving it.

HR wants to do away with the curfew in the dormitory for all employees.

Nestor
Nestor
1 month ago

Teacher, I have sent several emails but I have not had an answer!

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