English Pronunciation-speak like a native- 8 expressions with run

Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion-Speak Like a Native- 8 Expres­sions With ‘Run’- AUDIO Les­son

All lan­guages have expres­sions that aren’t always lit­er­al, so for this train­ing les­son, we’ll prac­tise Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion and Eng­lish expres­sions. We’ll ‘kill two birds with the one stone!’ – anoth­er Eng­lish expres­sion and we haven’t even start­ed!

I’ve made an audio les­son below so you can hear the Eng­lish pro­nun­ci­a­tion of com­mon expres­sions with the word ‘run’ to prac­tise your accent reduc­tion skills, and learn these expres­sions so you can use them cor­rect­ly in your every­day sit­u­a­tions.


Eng­lish Pro­nun­ci­a­tion- 8 Expres­sions With ‘Run’

1 To run a com­pa­ny or pro­gram

To be in charge of a com­pa­ny or course/ pro­gram – For exam­ple, She’s the CEO of that com­pa­ny and she runs it very well.  They run cours­es on account­ing in that sec­tion of the build­ing.

2 Have a run of luck/ bad luck

To have a series of inci­dences with­in a cer­tain peri­od of time that are good or bad luck. – For exam­ple, They had a run of bad luck and lost their busi­ness and home. He had a run of luck and won the lot­tery 3 times in four months!

3 In the long run

This means even­tu­al­ly, or over a peri­od of time. For exam­ple, In the long run, we were able to achieve all the goals we set. You will have to tell him what hap­pened in the long run.

4 To run out of

To use some­thing up and not have enough of it. For exam­ple, We ran out of time before we could com­plete the exam. I ran out of flour, and had to get some more from the super­mar­ket up the road.

5 To have a dry run

To tri­al some­thing, or have a prac­tise of some­thing before it hap­pens. For exam­ple, The race car dri­ver had a dry run around the course before the race com­menced. Let’s have one more dry run, before we record it prop­er­ly.

6 Make a run for it

To run as quick­ly as you can out of a bad sit­u­a­tion, or to escape. For exam­ple, They made a run for the car despite the pour­ing rain. The pris­on­ers made a run for it, even though it was still light.

7 Run some­one ragged

Make some­one very tired because they are pushed to do too many things. For exam­ple, He was exhaust­ed after being run ragged at work all day. She was run ragged look­ing after her grand­chil­dren all day.

8 Run out of gas/petrol

To not have any more gas/ petrol in your car. For exam­ple, We hadn’t checked the fuel gauge, and ran out of gas in the mid­dle of nowhere. We’d bet­ter stop soon. We’re going to run out of petrol.

Have fun using these expres­sions.

Best wish­es, Esther


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