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Speak English Like An American: Bob's Day at Work

Speak English Like An American: Bob's Day at Work

Date: Sep 12 2007

Topic: Idioms and Slang

Author: castelanok


Bob works as a manager at a furniture store. Peter, his boss, is not happy about his sales. Bob's new advertising campaign hasn't helped. Peter decides to fire him. 


Peter: Bob, I hate to break the news. But our sales were down again last month.

Bob: Down again, Peter? 

Peter: Yes. These days, everybody's shopping at our competition,Honest Abe's Furniture store.

Bob:  But everything in there costs an arm and a leg! 

Peter: That's true! They do charge top dollar. 

Bob: And their sales persons are very strange. They really give me the creeps!

Peter:  Well they must be doing something right over there. Meanwhile , we're about to go belly up.

Bob: Im sorry to hear that. I thought my new advertising campaign would save the day.

Peter: Let's face it: your advertising campaign was a real flop.

Bob: Well, thenI'll go back to the drawing board. 

Peter: It's too late for that. You're fired!

Bob: What? Are you giving me the ax?

Peter: Yes, I've already found a new manager. She's as sharp as a tack.

~~~  This is just an excerpt from Speak English Like An American I don't have much time to put in all the infos here but if you want a copy of the idioms in this book. here's my email: kc.off.the.shore@gmail.com. :) 

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