How are you feeling today? I hope you are in a good mood. Here are seven idioms we use to show we are happy.
On cloud nine
Extremely happy when something wonderful happens.
She's been on cloud nine since she found out she is pregnant.
Like a dog with two tails
To look and be very happy.
Was he pleased? He was like a dog with two tails.
When you have the same opinion about something as another person you agree with them.
Agree is a verb; the opposite verb is disagree. The noun form is agreement; the opposite word is disagreement.
We should leave early tomorrow.
I agree (with you)
I think Taylor Swift is the best singer.
I totally agree.
We should go to that new Italian resturant.
I'm with you.
In English we have a few different ways of saying goodbye.
Goodbye and bye bye are two phrases that English learners use but they are actually not common for native speakers to use. Goodbye is a little cold and bye bye is a kids' phrase!
Let's take a look some better ways!
Here are some informal slang phrases you can use with friends.
Catch you later
See you later/soon/next time
How are you?
I'm fine, thank you.
'I'm fine, thank you', is an answer we use so often to this question that we don't really have to think about what we are going to say. The reply comes almost automatically whenever we hear it beinng asked to us.
But how about if we ask the same question in a different way?
All these questions mean 'how are you?', but your task is decide which is the best response. There are many ways you can answer but only one is correct from the three possible replies.
Friday, March 20 is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Spring is a season. There are four seasons in a year, spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season is marked by different weather and hours of daylight.
It's easy to know when spring is on the way. The Sun rises earlier in the morning and sets later in the day. The days also start to get warmer.
A negative description of a rich and powerful person.
Those fat cats in government don't care about the poor.
Has the cat got your tongue? is an expression we say to people when we want them to speak but they aren't.
Tell me why you are late again. What's the matter, has the cat got your tongue?
Adverbs modify other words apart from nouns and pronouns. For example:
He was driving.
He was driving dangerously. - here the adverb modifies driving and gives us more information about the action.
These are the five types of adverbs:
Adverbs of Manner:
She sings beautifully.
We ran quickly.
In English, the verb we use in a sentence depends on its subject. How the verb changes is called a conjugation.
There are six object 'persons'.
I am British.
I speak English.
You are British.
You speak English.
He is British.
He speaks English.
A prefix is placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning.
Examples of prefixes include:
misunderstand, misplace, misprint
unaffected, unwanted, unconformable
discourage, disallow, disappear
Re is a prefix with the meaning again, back or it indicates repetition.
A phrasal verb is a verb that has two or more words.
They are basically made of a verb and a particle.
Turn up means increase volume: Turn up the radio, I love this song!
Call off means cancel: They called off the football game because of the bad weather.
Take back means return: I need to take back these books to the library.