Hey guys! Let’s check the answers to the last episode at first :
After keeping someone waiting for you, you’d better apologize and thank for their time, for example:
Thank you so much for waiting. / I apologize for the delay.
We have learned how to ask someone to wait when we are busy, but how to express “we are busy”? Let’s start to learn!
1. Being busy in the past
I was busy doing something.
– Hey, I didn’t see you last night. What were you doing?
– I was busy doing homework.
2. Being busy at present
I am busy doing something.
3. Busy as a bee.
4. A lot on one’s plate.
Sure it’s not about food on the plate, it means that you have too much work to do.
– Could you help me please?
– Oh sorry, I have a lot on my plate. I would be unable to help you.
5.Be slammed with work.
“Slam” means “to strike or beat hard”. This is a slang term with a little bit complaining. It is like “I’m tired of doing so much work!” So please don’t say it to your boss or your clients.
– Let’s go hiking this weekend!
-There is no weekend for me. I am slammed with work!
No practice today!
Hope that you could take a good rest!