“I nicked it shaving.”

English Lesson: I nicked it shaving.

Your ear has a cut on it. It happened when you were shaving this morning. Your daughter asks what happened, so this is your answer.

I nicked it shaving.



“Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.”

English Lesson: Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.

At work, a software designer made a design for a new product. You saw some problems with the design, so you talked to him about the problems. He got angry and fought back against each point. Now you're telling another co-worker about it. You say this.

Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.



“Hurry up and make up your mind.”

English Lesson: Hurry up and make up your mind.

You're at a restaurant with your kids. You are all looking at the menu and trying to decide what to get. Everyone has decided except for your daughter. The waiter is coming over to your table, so you want her to decide quickly. You tell her this.

Hurry up and make up your mind.



“Yes, I just wanted to verify that my payment has been received?”

English Lesson: Yes, I just wanted to verify that my payment has been received?

There's a loan payment that you have to pay before a certain date. You sent your payment for the bill, but you're not sure that the bank received it yet. So you call the bank to confirm. You start the phone conversation by saying this.

Yes, I just wanted to verify that my payment has been received?



“It's good stuff. Organic, no artificial flavors or preservatives... and it's pretty tasty!”

English Lesson: It's good stuff. Organic, no artificial flavors or preservatives... and it's pretty tasty!

You're eating a snack at work that you bought from a health food store. It's a snack bar that you often buy because you like it. A coworker asks what you're eating, so you recommend it.

It's good stuff. Organic, no artificial flavors or preservatives... and it's pretty tasty!



English Lesson: I nicked it shaving.
English Lesson: Albert got all defensive when I commented on his design.
English Lesson: Hurry up and make up your mind.
English Lesson: Yes, I just wanted to verify that my payment has been received?
English Lesson: It's good stuff. Organic, no artificial flavors or preservatives... and it's pretty tasty!



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