Are you finding it difficult to say what you really mean or feel?

In this episode, get six body expressions that convey going from one place to the next in English.

Listen in on Lindsay and Michelle and learn how to articulate connection experiences in English today.

Keeping Promises

Lindsay and Michelle did a previous episode where they talked about expressions that convey moving from one point to another.

That is All Ears English episode 1788: Carpeting, Hardwood Floors, and English Grammar.

In that episode, Lindsay and Michelle promised part two because they mentioned more expressions related to this topic.

All Ears English always delivers on what they promise.

In the previous series, Lindsay and Michelle shared random expressions but in today’s episode, they talk about terms and idioms that are about body parts that follow the point-to-point structure.

As you already know, English is a vibrant and fun language.

Listen in in today’s episode and level up your vocabulary to make better connections when expressing yourself in an English conversation.

Body Parts and Expressions

Here are some expressions using body parts that convey moving from one point to another.

Lindsay and Michelle also give an example per expression for you to better understand how to use them.

  • Eye to eye

The expression “eye to eye” means either you agree or disagree with someone.

There will be instances when you will have the same point of view as the person you’re talking to or not.

You can use this to describe whether or not you have the same opinion on a certain topic.

Example:

“We don’t see eye to eye on this topic.”

  • Cheek to cheek

The expression “cheek to cheek” can be taken literally.

It means that one’s cheek is against another person’s cheek.

This is usually seen between partners dancing intimately or close friends taking a photo together.

It is a gesture of affection or a show of comfort in each other’s company.

Example:

“Everybody get cheek to cheek for this shot!”

  • Face-to-face

The expression “face-to-face” means to be with someone in person.

This is physically being in front of a person.

This can also mean being in direct contact with another person which can be confrontational.

In this example, Michelle shares her experience through the pandemic as a teacher.

It has been a 360 shift to adapting to conducting classes online instead of the face-to-face traditional classroom setting.

It was been challenging at the start but when everyone adjusted to the situation, it became easier and even morphed into a hybrid type of setup where they do classes online and in the classroom.

Example:

“Zoom is okay but I prefer seeing my coworkers face to face.”

  • Back to back

The expression “back-to-back” means that something is in succession or something that is one after the other.

It can also be taken literally where you are back-to-back with someone but because of physical distancing, you don’t see much of this anymore.

Lindsay shares her experience wherein she has been very busy lately and meetings have been back-to-back.

Example:

“I’ll call you later. I have back-to-back meetings right now.”

  • Head to head

The expression “head to head” means to be against each other.

This can also be used to describe two parties competing against each other.

Lindsay shared that last week was a big football weekend and she has heard this being used recently.

Michelle added that this expression can also be used with other situations other than sports.

An example she mentioned is when two people are being confrontational or are arguing about something.

Example:

“The teams went head to head.”

  • Heart to heart

The expression “heart to heart” means to have a nice and sincere talk.

This is a good way to air out your feelings to someone to get a better understanding of each other.

Michelle mentions that it is always nice to have a heart-to-heart talk.

Example:

“After the argument, they had a heart-to-heart. Everything is better now. ”

Roleplay

Lindsay and Michelle do a quick roleplay using the expressions shared in today’s episode.

This is to help you better understand how to properly use them in a conversation.

In this scenario, Lindsay and Michelle are coworkers.

Lindsay: I’m sorry Tracy didn’t see eye to eye with us on the new plan.

Michelle: Yeah it’s too bad. Maybe she was stressed because of her back-to-back conference calls.

Lindsay: True. I know she prefers to work face to face.

Michelle: It seemed like she went head to head with our client on that call.

Lindsay: Yeah I was surprised. It’s ok I think they had a heart-to-heart and cleared it all up.

Michelle: Yeah. OK let’s get cheek to cheek and send a Selfie to the team pf our meeting!

Lindsay: Ok!

Please take note that you don’t need to use all these expressions in one conversation.

This roleplay is only done for everyone to easily understand how the expressions are used in a conversation.

Takeaway

The English language is fun.

Don’t hesitate to try and use new expressions.

This will help you to grow your vocabulary and improve your fluency.

With enough practice, you will get closer to speaking more like a native English speaker.

Using the expressions shared by Lindsay and Michelle will make conversations more interesting.

Be fearless in your learning and you will achieve your goals in no time.

What expression will you use today?

Share how you’ll use it in the comments down below.

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