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In this lesson you will learn about the idiom ‘all ears’ and how to use it in your conversations.
Ben: Let’s learn about the idiom ‘all ears’.
Lucy: That’s great. I’m interested in idioms. “All ears” means listening to something very carefully, right?
Ben: That’s correct. When we are very eager to listen to something or somebody, we can use the idiom ‘all ears’.
Lucy: Alright! So, ‘all ears’ means listening to something very attentively.
Ben: Correct. Let me give you an example: ‘We were all ears when the news was on.’
Lucy: Good! So when somebody is extremely interested in listening to something, we can say the person is ‘all ears’.
Ben: Yes. The professor asked the students to be all ears because he was explaining them a complex theory.
Lucy: Well, I have some news for you, too.
Ben: Hmm...Hurry up and tell me. I’m all ears!
Lucy: The end-of-term results will be out today.
Ben: Really?! I’ll check my result when I get home.
Lucy: Okay. Then let’s listen to some conversations first.
Mark: Listen Sarah, are you still upset with me?
Sarah: I don’t want to talk about it.
Mark: Sarah, please listen to me.
Sarah: Yeah! Go on, I’m all ears!
Sarah: Lucy, there’s good news for you about the lucky draw!
Lucy: Huh?! Tell me quick, Sarah. I’m all ears.
Sarah: You won a cooking pan!
Lucy: Oh, I’m so happy! You know what? I was thinking about buying one!
Ben: Mark, did you hear about the explosion on Maple Street?
Mark: No! Tell me! I’m all ears.
Ben: Apparently, a gas leak caused a house to explode. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Mark: Wow, that was both good and bad news.