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V.7.1 - Fixed and semi-fixed

Some Handy (=useful) Expressions

Average: 4 (9 votes)

Pick out the correct word to go in the blank to complete the expressions with 'hand.'  The actual meaning is inside the brackets or parentheses.

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Environment Vocabulary - Saving our Planet

Danny's Fatherhood Reading

Average: 3.4 (10 votes)

So...my wife gave birth to our one and only daughter a couple of weeks ago...

There was a lot of screaming, shouting and crying involved (and that was just me!) but when it was all over and done with, I was the happiest man alive. I now had a son and a daughter, and life was pretty much perfect.

Until, that is, a couple of days later, when the first visitors arrived...

“Ooooh!” said my wife’s aunt. “And aaaah! She’s beautiful! She’s going to be a heartbreaker when she grows up!”

Shopping English

Average: 4 (10 votes)

Are you a shopaholic (a person who shops frequently)? Do you live to shop?

However you feel about it, a little retail therapy (shopping to make you happy) is often a good thing. While you're away on holiday in a foreign country, your family and friends are going to expect some small souvenirs (something you buy to help you remember a holiday/ a holiday present).

Here are a few expressions and words that will make your retail experience a whole lot more enjoyable.

English in the station

Average: 2.4 (7 votes)

Slow, unreliable and expensive - welcome to trains in Britain! As much as British people complain about the train service, trains are, nevertheless, a favourite way too see the country.

Of course, these phrases and vocabulary will help you out in any English speaking country, and on buses too!

Bon Voyage!

 

Link: English in the bank

Making Predictions

Average: 3.4 (30 votes)

How do you feel about the future? Are you optimistic (do you think things will be better in the future) or are you pessimistic (you believe things will be worse)?

English in the hotel

Average: 3 (33 votes)

How well could you get by using English in a hotel? Let's find out!

Phrases we use when trying to remember something

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When someone asks you a question and you're having a problem trying to remember the answer, you can use these phrases. As you start to get older and your memory starts to go, you'll find these phrases more and more useful...believe me, I'm talking from experience!

It's on the tip of my tongue

This expression when you know something but can't quite remember it. It's usually a frustrating time when your feel like your mind is 'blocking' the word.

'I'm not a ...' 4 useful expressions

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"I am not a MACHINE!!"

Body idioms

Average: 3.8 (18 votes)

Here are ten common idioms which are related to body parts:

foot in mouth

To put your foot in your mouth means that you say or do something that accidentally embarrasses or offends another person

'I put my foot in my mouth when I called by brother's new wife by his ex-wife's name.'

Time idioms

Average: 3.7 (70 votes)

Time is a precious. Most of us don't have enough of it and wish we had more. There are lots of English expressions using time. Here are 20 of them and what they mean. Check them out, there's no time to lose:

on time

to be on time means not to be late. You arrive at the right time.