Nowadays, it’s common to see people staring at their cell phones at the dinner table. But isn’t it more polite to give our full attention to the people we are spending time with? I frequently have to remind myself to put my cellphone away when I have company. This lets my friends know that I’m all ears when it comes to having an important conversation with them.
In today’s video, Dara shares more examples of how to use this powerful expression.
I’m all ears? Like, I’m completely made of ears? Not exactly! When I say, “I’m all ears”, what I mean is: You have my attention. I want to hear what you’re going to say.
Let’s look at a few examples of how to use this idiom naturally.
- So, how did your date with Mike go? I’m all ears!
- Smith, could you please explain why you are so late for class? I’m all ears!
- Did you hear about what happened to Emily on the bus yesterday? The poor girl!
- No! What happened? I’m all ears!
So there you have it. Why not join one of our discussions on our Facebook page? We’re all ears!
It’s time to practice what you’ve learned. Can you think of some sample sentences of your own? Use the ideas below to help you.
- Your friend call and tells you that she has just broken up with her boyfriend. What do you tell her?
- Your coworker asks for a meeting to discuss ways to improve company efficiency. What do you tell him?
- Your financial advisor calls you to recommend some new investment opportunities. What do you say?
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