Catch Word #78 – Gossip

People often like to talk about others. The stories that you tell about other people may be true or may not be true. This is when stories become gossip! There are many expressions related to gossip and we talk about some in this episode. So if you’re talking behind someone’s back or you just want to <strong>hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, this one is for you!


Expressions included in the learning materialsgossip-2

  • Gossip
  • Juicy
  • Dangerous territory
  • Hearsay
  • A rumour To spread rumours/gossip
  • Supposedly
  • Holding hands
  • To need to see it with my own eyes
  • A little birdie told me
  • To talk behind someone’s back
  • Straight from the horses’s mouth

Sample transcript

Maura: Now, our last expression is really important because you hear so much gossip. You hear so many rumours about different people, sometimes you just really want to know what is the truth.
Harp: Yes. And when you want the truth, you can say that you need to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth.
Maura: Yes, this is a long one so we’re definitely going to repeat it a few times: To hear something straight from the horse’s mouth.
Harp: Yes. Straight from the horse’s mouth.
Maura:  Right. So this means that you hear it directly from the source. That you go directly to the person and that person will tell you if the gossip is true or not.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips