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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 >hear it straight from the horse’s mouth, this one is for you!

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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.

Expressions included from this episode in Lipservice:

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
To overhear

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: janwillemsen

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  1. ld.novaes@hotmail.com' Lucio says:

    Hello guys!

    Excellent podcast, but i’d like to give you just a little tip. Try to convert the lessons only in 128kbps, cuz your lessons is so good that deserves to be converted in good quality.

    Obs: I’ll become member next month, ok?


  2. Maura says:

    Thanks for the tip Lucio! I don’t handle the technical side of our podcast but if it improves the quality and it’s easy to do we will probably give it a try.

    Thanks for listening!

    Culips ESL Podcast

  3. nusterm@gmail.com' Nestor says:

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    you are the best…

  4. susycosta.5py@gmail.com' Susy Costa says:

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