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Lesson 02: Where is Mrs. Eagleton's dead body?

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PLOT:

The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British-Spanish drama film. Martin, a PhD student in mathematics, enrolls at Oxford in the hope of meeting his mentor, Professor Seldom. He lives in Mrs. Eagleton's house but finds that both the landlady and her daughter are very weird. One night, Seldom and Martin discover Mrs. Eagleton's dead body in her house. They are inquired by the police. Soon afterwards they decide to lead their own private investigation.


EXPRESSIONS:

“Poor old Guy Fawkes was ahead of his time.”


1. Ahead of one's time - having new ideas a long time before other people start to think in the same way


Example: My mother was ahead of her time. She surrounded me with culture and art.

“He began to try out his tests.”


2. Try sth. out – to use something to discover if it works or if you like it.


Example: Don't forget to try out the equipment before setting up the experiment.

“It's a case of going with the flow.”


3. Go with the flow – to do what other people are doing or to agree with other people because it is the easiest thing to do.


Example: Just relax and go with the flow!


DRILL: Fill in the blanks using the expressions above.

1. Don't forget to ________ the equipment before setting up the experiment.

2. My mother was _______ her time. She surrounded me with culture and art.

3. Just relax and ___________!


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Questions
  1. Do you like going with the flow? Why or why not?
  2. Can you make your own sentences using the expressions above?

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