Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

how to show that you resonate in English

Is there anything recently that you have had a surge of progress with?

Today’s episode is about this phrase, “now you’re talking.”

 We love this phrase.

It means that you are getting on the right track.

This phrase shows someone that we resonate with what they are saying.

Want to know others ways to say this in English?

Keep reading and you’ll find out today.


Let’s start today with a quick role play.

A: So what should I get your mom for her birthday?

B: Well what are your ideas?

A: I was thinking maybe some new socks, a wool sweater?

B: Mmm she is not a big clothes person. She loves new experiences though.

A: Oh how about a lift ticket to ski at Stowe for a day?

B: Now you’re talking. She’d like that.


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Here is a listener question:

“When do you use the phrase ‘now you’re talking’? I heard it several times and I think I get the meaning but I’m afraid of using it.”



When do we use the phrase “now you’re talking”?

We use it when we want to indicate that someone has said something that resonates with us.

We often use it when talking about food or decisions.

Literally it means “now you’re making sense”or “now what you’re saying is resonating with me.”


Other phrases that mean the same thing:

  •  “That sounds good.”
  • “That’s it.”
  • “That’s what I’m talking about.”



Try this phrase.

It shows enthusiasm and connection.

It can bring you closer to the person you’re talking with and can help them understand you better.


What questions do you have today?

Let us know in the comments below.

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