Current Goal: Learn 50 American Phrases in 25 Days!
Hello everyone who aspires to acquire some American phraseology and improve their American pronunciation at the same time!
Today’s my 3rd day in my 25 day mission to learn 50 new American English phrases, and there’s only one thing I can say – so far, so good! 😀
I’m reading my English fiction and as I go along, I cherry-pick the best slang expressions with the prospect of including them into my list of 50 American slang expressions.
In case you’re wondering HOW exactly I’m choosing those phrases – here’s a short list of criteria those phrases have to match to be considered valid candidates:
- I don’t have the phrase in my active vocabulary (I don’t use it in my daily conversations and self-practice sessions);
- It’s not used so much in other parts of the world as in the US (nowadays you’ll hardly find a phrase that’s not used outside the States AT ALL!);
- The phrase will come in handy in my personal, social and work related activities!
Today’s phrase – IT WAS A LONG SHOT – is definitely going to be useful to me, and I can’t actually wait to use it in a real conversation with my work colleague. I’m pretty sure such a situation will arise at some point in the near future for the simple reason that I discuss a wide variety of subjects with my colleague on a daily basis!
Now, watch the video above, and you may also want to do some spoken English self-practice in order to cement the phrase – IT WAS A LONG SHOT – into your active vocab.