Idiom of the Week – “Have a Sweet Tooth”

  When talking to my students here at our English Center in Miami, one of the first things that I tend to learn about them is that they all have a sweet tooth in one way or another.  It’s not like that have to say it to me specifically, because I see them every day eating candy, drinking … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “pig out”

November in the USA is a month of feasting and giving thanks.   That’s what the holiday of  Thanksgiving is all about, and we’re no different at our English Center in Miami.  Spending time with loved ones, eating, drinking, and visiting with those that you care about.  Food is a big part … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Back to the Same Old Grind”

Next week in the United States is Labor Day.  This is a day that is set aside to celebrate the workers of the United States.  Traditionally, it falls on the first Monday of September.  This marks the end of Summer for us, and the back-t0-school time for students around the country.  After a three-da … Read more

Idiom of the Week – “Get Into the Spirit”

Last October, all of our students (from beginning to those prepping for their TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL Exams) and staff members participated in one of the US’ favorite traditions: HALLOWEEN! Everyone got into the spirit of this “holiday” by dressing up in costume. Other ways we got into the spirit w … Read more

Idiom of the Week — “Hit the Sack”

  Uh oh.  It looks like these students are taking a nap in class!  Certainly they didn’t come all this way to study English in the USA only to fall asleep in class!  Perhaps they threw a party last night and are trying to catch up on their sleep?  No matter the reason, they clearly need t … Read more