Speaking / Talking
COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE WORDS FROM BELOW.
Come on to
IF SOMEONE “JOINS
IN” A DISCUSSION /
PARTICIPATING IN IT.
IF YOU “COME ON TO” A PARTICULAR TOPIC, YOU
START DISCUSSING IT.
“They asked me if I’d like to join in on their
on alternative energy.”
Come in for
IF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING “COMES IN FOR” A LOT
OF CRITICISM, IT RECEIVES A LOT OF CRITICISM.
“Now, I’d like to come on to the question of
Come up (a name)
IF SOMEONE’S NAME (OR SOMETHING IN GENERAL)
“COMES UP” IN A CONVERSATION, IT IS
came in for a lot of criticism.”
“Your name came up when we were talking about people
in the play.”
IF SOMEONE “CHIPS IN” DURING A CONVERSATION,
THEY INTERRUPT IT BY SAYING SOMETHING.
IF SOMEONE “DRONES ON”, THEY TALK IN A BORING
AND MONOTONOUS VOICE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
“What do you think of the
“He was droning on and on about the need to
efficiency. It was so boring.”
Drag in /into
IF YOU “DRAG” A TOPIC/PERSON “INTO” A
CONVERSATION, YOU MENTION THAT TOPIC/
PERSON EVEN THOUGH OTHER PEOPLE DO NOT
WANT TO DISCUSS IT/THEM.
“Don’t drag James into all this. It’s got
to do with him.”
“DRAGS UP” AN
THE PAST, THEY
MENTION IT EVEN
DO NOT WANT TO
BE REMINDED OF IT.
A: And don’t forget the time you were stopped for speeding.
B: There’s no
to drag that up again.
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