Hey guys! Let’s check the answer to the last [Phrases] episode first.

B.Dance to sb’s tune

A. Be dancing in the streets  

C. Burn up the dance floor  

D.Lead someone a merry dance

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Congratulations on these two blessed guys who gave the correct spelling ahead of anyone else!

Today we are going to learn some English expressions for time.


1. Ahead of one’s time.

= having ideas or attitudes that are too advanced for the culture or society at the moment.

       My grandmother was ahead of her time she opened her own company in an era when there were few women in the business world.

2. Behind the times.

= old-fashioned you’re not keeping up with current developments.

Bob is a bit behind the times, he doesn’t know how to use a computer much less a smart phone.

3. Race against time.

= a situation when you need to rush to do something before the deadline.

The last day for submitting project proposals is one week from today so now it’s a race against time.

4. In the nick of time.

= at the last possible moment before it’s too late.

We got to the airport in the nick of time, if we’d arrived five minutes later we would have missed our flight.

5. Have the time of your life.

= have a super wonderful experience.

My kids had the time of their lives at Disney world.

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[Practice]

1. That 19th-century scientist was definitely __________ with his detailed plan of space travel.

A. behind the times

B. in the nick of time

C. ahead of his time

D. have the time of his life

2. I traveled to France for the first time last summer, and I ___________ !

A. behind the times

B. in the nick of time

C. ahead of my time

D. had the time of my life

3. You got here ___________ —we’re just about to start the show.

A. behind the times

B. in the nick of time

C. ahead of my time

D. had the time of my life


Share the answer with me in your comment!

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