top of page

Talking about Winning the Lottery

Talking about Winning the Lottery

The lottery jackpot is the highest it has ever been. A channel 5 news reporter is interviewing

some people who are queuing to buy the lottery tickets at a service station…

News Reporter: This is Bob Brown from Channel 5 news reporting from a service station in

Bromley, London. People are already lined up outside to buy lottery tickets to be in with a

chance of winning the biggest jackpot total ever of £170m! Let’s talk to one of them… Sir,

how long have you been waiting in line to buy a ticket?

Peter: I’ve been queuing here for 2 hours, since 6AM.

News Reporter: Wow! Do you buy lottery tickets regularly?

Peter: Well, not really, but the jackpot is so high this time that it’s worth queuing up for! If

you’re not in it, you can’t win it!

News Reporter: You are absolutely right! And what would you do if you won the jackpot?

Peter: Well, first of all, I’d quit my job and I’d travel around the world. I’d visit all the

countries that I haven’t visited yet. Then, I’d buy a huge mansion here with a swimming pool.

I’d hire a full-time maid to clean the house and cook too. And, of course, I’d buy a

Lamborghini… or three!

News Reporter: Sounds like a dream! And what if it doesn’t come true?

Peter: Never mind! I’ll just keep on doing what I’ve always done...

News Reporter: And what is that?

Peter: I work for a local engineering company, and I make enough money to get by.

News Reporter: Wouldn’t it be amazing to never have to work again? Good luck sir and

fingers crossed!

Peter: Absolutely! Thank you!

Cups of Coffee
Talking about Winning the Lottery


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

Entertainment and Food
To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

Entertainment and Food
To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


Entertainment and Food
To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

Entertainment and Food
To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


Entertainment and Food
bottom of page