Expressões e vocabulário no escritório
Mrs. Morgans is good at organizing! What about you?
Hello, everyone! How are you all doing?
Welcome to Walk ‘n’ Talk Level Up! No episódio desta semana, você vai ouvir dois colegas de trabalho conversando no escritório. O Sr. Green pede ajuda para a Sra. Morgans, mas ela acha que ele está passando dos limites! O diálogo está cheio de vocabulário e expressões legais, como sempre! Venha ver! 😀
Mr. Green: Morning, Mrs. Morgans. I wonder if you could help me organize some documents.
Mrs. Morgans: As a matter of fact I could, Mr. green. I’ve got a lot on my plate right now, but you always give me a hand whenever I need.
Mr. Green: You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!
Mrs. Morgans: Indeed, but tell me: how can I be of any help?
Mr. Green: Since you’re good at organizing, would you be so kind as to color-code my documents as well?
Mr. Morgans: Holy smoke! Don’t you think you’re crossing the line?
1. I wonder if you could
A very polite request that we use to indirectly ask someone to do something.
Hello, Alan, I wonder if you could help me clean the kitchen.
Mr. Smith, I wonder if you could pour me some water.
2. As a matter of fact
The same as “in fact”.
As a matter of fact, I called everyone.
He is, as a matter of fact, her brother.
3. To have a lot on one’s plate
An expression used to say someone is very busy at the moment because they have a lot of work to do.
Hey, guys, I have a lot on my plate now. Could you help me make dinner?
Feel free to ask for my help whenever you’ve got a lot on your plate.
4. To give someone a hand
To help someone.
Chris, can you give me a hand?
Mom gave me a hand, and we organized my room in less than 30 minutes.
5. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours
An expression that we use to say that if a friend helps you, you will help him / her back – equivalent to “uma mão lava a outra”.
Thanks for your help. Here’s your money – you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!
6. Would you be so kind as
Another very polite request that we use to indirectly ask someone to do something.
Would you be so kind as to tell me where the restroom is?
It’s chilly here. Would you be so kind as to close the window?
7. Help + infinitive [without “to”]
When we use the verb “help”, normally we do not use “to” before stating the second verb.
Can you help me do my homework, mom?
Did you help her make these cookies?
An adverb we use to express that something is correct.
“Are you really going to Paris next month?”
“I am, indeed.”
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9. Holy smoke
An expression that we use to show that you think something is surprising, shocking, or impressive.
Holy smoke! I think I lost my phone.
“Did you see Marcus flunked the semester?”
“Holy smoke! He must be feeling awful.”
10. Cross the line
An expression that we use when someone starts to behave in a way that is not acceptable – equivalent to “passar do limites”.
You’ve already drunk a lot, Bob. Please, don’t cross the line.
This time, you’ve really crossed the line.