English Lessons

English Lesson: Shoot! I've got a hangnail.
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You've been having lunch with a friend and just noticed that the skin around your fingernail hurts. This is what you say.

English Lesson: So now I'll open the floor for questions.
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You've just finished giving a 15-minute presentation at an event for people to practice giving speeches in English. Now you want to give the audience a chance to ask you questions, so you say this.

English Lesson: Yes, the woman over there in the gray suit.
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You gave a presentation at an event for people to practice giving speeches in English. Now you've opened the floor for questions. A few different people have raised their hands to ask a question, and you need to pick one of them. You say this and ...

English Lesson: Yum! I could smell your cooking from down the street!
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You come home after work, and your wife is cooking fish. You were able to smell it before you even came in the door. When you come in, you say this.

English Lesson: Mount Shinmoedake, a volcano in southern Japan, began erupting earlier this week.
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You're watching the news and you hear some news about a volcano. This is what the newscaster says.