To be on the edge of your seat

ср, 03/28/2018 - 13:57 Марина


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Hello-hello! Today I want to tell you about a very interesting idiom – ‘TO BE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT’. It means that something is very interesting for you or you feel very excited. 

For example, you’re watching a very interesting movie. And you’re SO thrilled; you’re SO excited, you can’t move, you’re waiting for the next scene…!!! It means that you are on the edge of your seat.

For example, you want to tell your friend about a very good professor that you have at university and you say: ‘At her lectures I’m always on the edge of my seat! Because she makes me feel excited, she makes me feel very interested in this subject. 

Or you want to tell about something very interesting that you have heard…some interesting story. And you’re saying: ‘Oh my God! My friend was telling me such a cool story! I was on the edge of my seat!

That’s all! Bye-bye!


Complete the gaps with the correct form of ‘On the edge of someone’s seat’


  1. That movie was awesome! During two hours I ________________!!!
  2. Wow! Our teacher seems great. I thing that during all semester we ________________!
  3. What are you waiting for? Go on!  Your story is amazing! I ________________!
  4. When I was telling them this scary story they ________________!
  5. – You’re not even listening to me! – How can you say that? I ________________!! So what happened next?




  1. In your opinion how can a teacher make students be on the edge of their seats?
  2. What was the last movie which made you be on the edge of your seat?