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Hey guys, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show. This is episode number 312, number three hundred and twelve, número tres cientos doce.

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Alrighty, let the show begin.

Today’s show is about train-related idioms or expressions.
We didn’t cover many train related idioms in the last episode so today, we’ll explore a few expressions associated with train travel and especially the ones being used by native speakers.

In my last episode, episode 311, I went on and on about my first-hand experience on-board a train in Australia. That’s when I travelled from Adelaide to Melbourne for Christmas and New Year.

So let’s have a quick look at some train related expressions often used by native speakers.

Remember, you may use these expressions with friends or at work.

Pay close attention to train-related words.

The good news is that at the end of the episode you’ll get the opportunity to practice these phrases as well. So I’ll bring back the repeat after me segment here, you’ll get to practice it all.

So let’s begin:


#1 Expression: On the Right Track

Our first idiom is ‘On the right track.’ In business, being on the right track means making progress or following a successful course of action. Picture yourself in a meeting discussing a project, and someone says, ‘I think we’re on the right track with these strategies.’

You’ll hear this phrase spoken often in meetings.

When you’re on the right track, it means you’re going the right way. Keep going.

This expression sound familiar. We’ve covered it before. If you’re new to the show, ‘Welcome’ – go back to episode 292 and practice more examples for this phrase.

We’ve covered this expression last year in the episode number 292
Episode 292 – 3 Ways to Say ‘Keep up the good work

Here’s another example you might hear in a work setting: “Thanks to everyone’s hard work, our quarterly reports show that we’re on the right track to meet our sales targets.”

Let’s keep going, the next idiom is…


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Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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