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Idioms

Dream and Sleep Idioms

Average: 3.4 (9 votes)

This is a follow up to yesterday's Beyonce music lesson. Dreaming and sleeping are both extremely important to me! Here is a list of idioms related to the subject. Can you guess which sentence needs which idiom?

Work Idioms

Average: 3.6 (18 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

Work Idioms

Average: 1.3 (3 votes)

After the success of last week's love idioms exercise, I decided to write another idioms lesson for you based on expressions that contain the verb 'to work'.

I have written the meanings of the expressions at the top and then created some sentences that include the idioms. Can you work out which idiom belongs to each sentence?

Relationship and dating expressions

Average: 3.9 (20 votes)

Love is in the air!

Dating and relationships are an extremely popular topic for most students! So here's some idioms about them so you can talk about it even more! The idioms are written at the top. Which expression do you think goes in which sentence?

Body Idioms

Average: 3.4 (11 votes)

About a month ago we looked at animal idioms, now lets look at idioms that use parts of the body. For example,

"She was talking about medicine, but it all went completely over my head."

Nothing was thrown over somebody’s head! This is an expression meaning that something was too difficult for you to understand.

Idiom of the day: Stand in the way of someone / something

Average: 3.8 (8 votes)

rash

Look Phrasal Verbs

Average: 4.2 (11 votes)

A few weeks ago we looked at 'Get' phrasal verbs, now lets take a look at some of the ones that use the verb ‘look’. Remember, phrasal verbs can take a long time to get used to, just practise practise practise and try to use them in your day to day conversations.

Today's lesson is by Caroline
 

Idiom of the day: Draw A Blank

Average: 3.9 (14 votes)

What does "draw a blank mean"?

Meaning: to fail to get an answer or a result; be unsuccessful.

Animal Idioms - Intermediate Level

Average: 3.4 (11 votes)

There are loads of idioms in the English language that include animals. Many of you will have heard of the famous 'it's raining cats and dogs', especially if you are studying in England! Of course it's not really raining cats and dogs, it's just raining a lot.

All you need to do is decide which animal from the list goes with which idiom.

Why don't you also post what the literal meaning of these idioms are! Enjoy!

Today's lesson is by Caroline

How and when to use 'Nerve' idioms

Average: 3.7 (16 votes)

nerves (noun) are a group of long thin fibres that carry information or instructions between the brain and other parts of the body. A nerve is like an electric cable that passes electric current. When your hand touches a something hot, the hand sends the feeling to the brain through nerves.

You don't have to be a doctor to use the word nerve because it is used in a few natural English expressions you should know.