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John, Markus and Linda planned an excursion to a place located at the outskirts of the city a month ago. Finally, the day came and all of them were excited about it. But out of the blue, they came to know that their driver took a French leave. After contemplating a while they came up with a solution that John and Markus would drive the car alternately. This way John could take rest while Markus is driving and vice versa. It went on smoothly…Continue
Random thoughts with Geography Idioms. :))
People are often on cloud nine after digging deep to find an item on online shopping. You know why? Because they found the dirt cheap one at last. You'll be surprised to know that some rich people do that as well. They said, "we are down to earth". D
A down to earth…Continue
My friends, I have written my story to demonsrate the use of idioms. It is a true story. Enjoy and learn!
Well, I often run myself into the ground overworking and taking to heart what isn’t worth a bean. But about 3 years ago I decided to reward myself and bought a very good expensive car I had always dreamt about. It was just an ordinary spring day I will never forget, it was already hot and rainy and I decided to get to work by my new car I was still running in. It was…Continue
My dear friends, I couldn't decide what task to propose you. I wanted to post something both useful and interesting. But yesterday I saw a car accident on the highway. Fortunately, there happened nothing serious and it helped me come up with this idea.
Well, the idea is following. I will tell you some idioms and phrasal verbs with the verb TO RUN and will ask you to…Continue
Hello dear friends,
Since lots of members have been talking about food the last few days, I thought of sharing some phrases related to our eating habits. Hope you will find my post useful.
My friends! I have decided to post a series of blogs dedicated to the phrasal verbs. You see, most of the phrasal verbs are not idioms at all, they are just combinations of a verb and an appropriate preposition. Today I will tell you about the phrasal verbs with OFF and UP. First of all, you should realize what these prepositions mean.
OFF means that we…Continue
My dear friends! One of our EC members, the Way to the Moon (hope, she is still on the Earth with us! Smile!), has just given me a great idea and I am about to implement it right away! Sure, when you hear or read English, you should catch the general sense and all my previous blogs were about understanding English idioms. But it is another matter when you start speaking or…Continue
My dear firiends! Here I am again with five other expressions for you to guess. Again, you should replace a phrasal verb with a single word (that is neither a phrasal verb nor an idiom) without googling or looking up your dictionaries. I think it will be my last blog about idioms and next time I will think up something different for you. I will be glad to hear…Continue
Hi, my friends! Here I am, your boring and strict teacher who wants to give you one more assignment. It will be as tricky as the rest but now, you all are supposed to be much more experienced in answering my tricky questions and using your logic and common sense. So, your task is the same as in the previous blog: you should find a single word that may be a…Continue
My dear friends and fatnastic students! As I see you like such a blog more than others, I decided to hold it over and to complicate your task. This time, you should find the right synonym, that is a single word.
For those who are new here, all the rules and conditions are here:
My dear friends and my genious students! Today I am proposing you a little bit different challenge. I am posting the sentences containing idioms, phrasal verbs, etc. and I propose you to rewrite these sentences using the synonyms. The synonyms shouldn't be idioms. In the examples…Continue
Hi, my friends! Here is a new challenge for you!
1. to throw someone a curve.
When I ran into the married man I knew stepping out with a young girl, I threw him a curve by asking about his wife.
2. to throw the book at.
After a car crash one of the drivers was thrown the book at by a judge.
3. to pull one's weight.
Here are five other expressions for you to guess.
1. to hold over.
They are going to hold that movie over for another week and we will be able to see it next Friday.
2. to set forth.
The speaker set forth his arguments in a convincing manner.
The details of the agreement are set forth in the contract.
3. to take/ be taken in.
Hi, my friends! This blog is a continuation of the previous with the same title. I was recommended to do it and I completely agree So, I am adding five more expressions for you to have something to think about! LOL!!!
1. to have it in for.
He expected to lose his job because the boss had had it in for him for a long time.
2. to take on.
We have to take on somebody to take care of our…Continue
My dear friends! I managed to get sick and to lose my voice a few days ago. So, if I can't teach either my students or my band, I decided to teach you some American and British sayings, idioms and proverbs. My idea is the following. First, I will post a few expressions with the examples asking you to explain what they mean. I'd like to say there are so many English idioms that you can't know them all! So, the idea of speaking/listening any foreign language well is to be able to understand…Continue
What does it mean if I am up to my eyeballs in work?
How do you know what the meaning of these letters are?…Continue
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Hi everyone! It’s my first blog and it’s going to be about ‘’BOREDOM’’. It is expected that when you’ve read this blog you’d have learnt some new vocabulary, phrasal verbs and related idioms. So lets give it a go.
Boredom is the feeling you have, when you’re tired and sick of something, when you’re not enjoying anything, and you feel bad everything about. This feeling mostly comes when one is having…Continue
I have shared following idioms from 101 American idioms. Make a sentences with each of them
Break the ice…Continue