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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.'

Odd word out

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Below you will see groups of words. There are four words in each group. One word in each group is different from the rest. You must choose which is the odd word. Which word does not match with the rest of the group? Do your answers match ours?

To find out the reasons  for our answers, click on 'why' below.

How to use Would

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'I would love to travel the world.'

Halloween

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We've all heard about Halloween. We've all seen movies about it. But do any of us know what Halloween is about?
Let me give you a quick background history.
The Celts celebrated the New Year on October 31st as this was the time that summer ended and the winter began. The Celts believed that with the winter darkness came, and with the darkness came evil spirits too.
They thought that on the night of October 31st that the physical world and spirit world came together and that spirits walked on the earth.

Using Too and Not Something Enough

Average: 3.5 (13 votes)

When we are unhappy about something we can complain about it. Complain is the verb and complaint is the noun. The collocation is 'make a complaint' or 'have a complaint'.

Credit-Crisis: How to talk about the economy

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Noun and adjective forms

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'She is intelligent' or 'she is intelligence'?

Let's take a look at the adjective form of nouns. These words will help you to build your vocabulary and will, hopefully, stop you from using the wrong word in the wrong context. It makes your English sound very strange when you use an adjective instead of a noun (or vice-versa). Take a look at this, mostly complete, A-Z and then choose the correct words to complete the ten sentences below.

Jason's story - part 4

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Jason's story part 4

Please read part 4 of our story and choose the correct missing words. Some words are linked to the Cambridge Online Dictionary.

How to write a business letter

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Here are a few of things you should remember when you are writing a business letter:

First things first

  1. At the very top of the page, usually in the centre or to the right, write your business address.

  2. Below your address, leave a couple of blank lines and then add the date.

  3. Then leave a couple more blank lines and write the address of the company you are writing to on the right-hand side.

Confusing words

Average: 3.3 (18 votes)

Let's take a look at 5 pairs of words that English learners get confused by. Remember if you have a problem with any words or anything to do with the English language, you can post your questions on our forum and we'll try and answer them.

fun and funny

Both of these are positive adjectives.