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Spoken English Course Day 8

Spoken English Course Day 8

Date: Mar 03 2011

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作者: andylu2

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Hi guys,

Today I want to teach a really helpful phrase,

"sweeping something under the rug"

First of all, a rug is like a small carpet in case you didn't know.  It's something you put on the floor like a mat.

If you literally sweep something under the rug it means that when you are cleaning the floor, you actually don't clean properly.  You put the floor dirt  under the rug so no one can see it.  The obvious truth is that the dirt is still there and it's a bad idea.

We often use this phrase in spoken English when someone is lying and trying to hide the evidence about something they did.  They are hoping no one will find out the truth.

An example sentence you could say to a friend is:

"You should really tell your boss the truth about you losing the business deal.  He will find out sooner or later if you keep making excuses and sweeping everything under the rug.  If you tell him now at least he won't fire you.  Things will be much worse if you get caught lying".

I hope that made sense to you.  Check out my first course for Online Spoken English

I'd love to hear your comments and I'll be sure to answer any questions.

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sanitta

sanitta

Morocco

i really liked all your lessons ! i hope u can give us more and more and thank uu ^^

01:02 PM Mar 19 2011 |

kevin12345679

China

andtlu,  I also really enjoy your lessons. it's very interesting to learn your lessons!

And it's easy to remember the new phrase by learning your lessons.

Please keep on, thanks in advance!

04:08 PM Mar 06 2011 |

Best1

Israel

good

i realy enjoy your lessons

08:09 PM Mar 05 2011 |

Azeri_LADY

Azeri_LADY

Azerbaijan

ohh..i didn`t know this..very helpful..thanks for shairing

11:16 AM Mar 05 2011 |

abudhabi17

abudhabi17

United Arab Emirates

Nice

05:57 AM Mar 05 2011 |

murad ali

murad ali

Yemen

great

05:41 AM Mar 05 2011 |

李丽伟

李丽伟

China

wonderful

10:19 AM Mar 04 2011 |

lynn629

lynn629

China

really useful phrase

09:37 AM Mar 04 2011 |

Jungmi

Jungmi

South Korea

Hi again Andy,

Thanks for today's phrase once again.

07:49 AM Mar 04 2011 |

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