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V.7.2 - Idiomatic Language

Learn English Idioms

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Idioms. There are thousands of them! Pick up a newspaper or watch a TV show and you'll find them everywhere. Let's see how many of these idioms you are familiar with. Choose the correct word to complete each idiom. 

Link: Practice Idioms

Practice Idioms

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Well, last week you said that you did well on our idiom quiz, so here's another one. How many can you get right? Can you do better than last week. Have I come up with a test that's too difficult for you? Who wins: me or you? Let's find out! Go! Go! Go!

Danny's 'Get Phrases'

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Learn Idioms

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Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of common English idioms.

What does Touch Wood mean?

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Touch wood - British English
Knock on wood - American English

This expression is said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future. The expression is usually used in the hope that a good thing will continue to occur after it has been acknowledged.

Storm Idioms: 5 for you to learn

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storm:

(noun)An extreme weather condition with very strong wind, heavy rain and often thunder and lightning.

You probably heard the word storm used to describe weather, like in the definition above. Did you know that storm is also used to describe strong emotions? For example:

Do you know these idioms?

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How well do you know English idioms? Let's put your knowledge to this test with this exercise. Below are 10 well-known expressions, simply complete each one with the correct word:

throat idioms: six for you to learn

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Touch your head. Touch your nose. Touch your shoulder. Touch your throat. Where? Do you know where your throat is? Your throat is the front part of your neck or the space inside the neck down which food and air can go. In English, we have a few idioms that use this part of the body...and here they are:

cut-throat

Ruthless, merciless. Extremely competitive environment

10 water idioms for difficult situations

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Idioms for exciting things

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Imagine, for a moment, that you went to watch a movie. Your friend is thinking about going to see it and she asks you what it was like. You could answer "It was exciting", but that would be a boring way to describe it. Make your English more interesting by using one of these well-known idioms.