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212 Using “Was Like” – Natural English Conversation

212 Using Natural English Conversation

…and so she was like, “no way!” and I was like, “way!”

The phrase was like is used when telling someone about a conversation you had. In your grammar book, this is called “reported speech.” But what the grammar book doesn’t tell you is that when we report a conversation to someone, we usually use the phrase was like . For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you how was like is used in everyday, natural English conversation.

Here are the example sentences:
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I saw my friend Jack yesterday, and it looked like he was in a hurry. I was like, “Where are you going?” He was like, “I’m late for work.” So I was like, “What happened?” and he was like, “I overslept.” So, I was like, “good luck!”

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Happy English Reaches 350,000 Facebook Fans!

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Wow! A happy new year indeed! Today, The Happy English Facebook page reached 350,000 fans. That’s awesome! Thanks to all of the fans out there for your great support of Happy English and the Happy English Podcast!

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English Idiom Lesson – Over My Head

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Are you faced with something very difficult, that is beyond your ability? Maybe you have to do some complicated math or work out some other problem? If so, maybe that thing is over your head
The idiom over your head is usually used to refer to problems or issues that are beyond the person’s ability…like complicated math problems. Something that is over your head is very difficult to comprehend and resolve.
You can use this idiom like this:
[something] is over

head.

  • Mathematics is over your head, so I can’t help Joey with his homework.
  • Using computers is over her head, she can barely use a mobile phone!

What is over your head? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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