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  • Welcome to English at the movies where we teach you American English.

  • Heard at the movies are expression.

  • Today is touch and go from the Netflix film Holiday in the wild.

  • So you're vacationing in Zambia, huh?

  • The movie tells about a woman who goes to Africa.

  • There she helps rescue a baby elephant and she falls in love.

  • Listen for the words touch and go.

  • Poachers kill the mama for tusks.

  • We don't do some help.

  • That baby we get in two days.

  • I want to help.

  • I didn't see that one coming.

  • Be okay.

  • It'll be touch and go for a while.

  • But we will do our best.

  • Do you know what touch and go means?

  • Is it?

  • We do not think he will live or no one is sure what will happen.

  • Listen again along house first.

  • Well, I took a little detour.

  • It's gonna be OK.

  • It'll be touch and go for a while.

  • But we will do our best.

  • Were you right?

  • The answer is be touch and go means no one is sure what will happen.

  • It might not end well.

  • This expression is often used to describe serious situations about people's health.

  • It could go either way in the film.

  • They did not know whether the baby elephant would live or not, and that's English at the movies, on and Ball.

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English @ the Movies: Touch and Go

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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