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Proficiency Phrase of the Day #19: To be out of touch with

Today’s phrase is….

to be out of touch

Introduce it with some examples:

The politician’s response to that question just shows that he is completely out of touch with the ordinary person on the street.

I used to listen to the latest pop music when I was younger but I‘m a bit out of touch now.

They’re completely out of touch with reality if they think building more coal power plants is a good idea.

Lead the students to the meaning of the expression: to not be aware of recent changes to a situation or to not understand a situation fully.

Put students in pairs and have them discuss the questions in pairs:

  • Do you keep up with any of the following things?
  • Football/pop music/fashion
  • Do you think politicians understand what life is like for ordinary people? Why?/why not?
  • How would you describe yourself, are you a pragmatist with your feet on the ground, or do you tend to have wild and unrealistic hopes and dreams?

Here’s the Quizlet set of all the previous phrases of the day.


Barcelona based English Teacher, blogger and sometime actor and director.

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