POINT idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Useful POINT Idioms Go to Blog I hope you are doing great! Today we learn Seven Idioms with POINT. You can use these idioms in everyday life. Try to memorise them, read all the examples and make your own sentences. ON THE POINT OF You can Read more…

Street Performance

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Street Performance Vocab Go to Blog True story. Two days in a row I see the same busker on the subway. A rapper. The first time I gave a sigh of disappointment… Why? Cause the last time I’d heard a rapper on the subway I was Read more…

Damp Vs. Dump

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Damp Vs. Dump Go to Blog My students get confused about these two words. Let’s talk about them.  They’re spelt and pronounced differently dAmp and dUmp. DAMP is connected with “water”, perhaps, you can associate it with Aqua: dAmp = Aqua. DUMP is connected with “throw”, Read more…

Five OFF Phrasal Verbs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Five OFF Phrasal Verbs Go to Blog Today we cover FIVE phrasal verbs with OFF.   OFF can have several meanings: ·not connected or functioning ·away from a place ·cancelled ·removed etc. Try to memorise these phrasal verbs and think about the meaning of OFF in Read more…

Who are those”HOLICs”?

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Great “HOLIC” words Go to Blog Have you read “The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic” by Sophie Kinsella? Actually, it’s the first one of the Shopaholic series. I read (no, DEVOURED) five of them at a go (in fact, there are more than five books). Have Read more…

ON idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope “ON” Idioms Go to Blog Here are three useful idioms with ON. Mind the article. We say “on THE fence”, “on THE ball” but “on __ cloud nine”. ON THE BALL Mary is really ON THE BALL. She sold all her houses before the crisis. ON Read more…

Stuff Vs. Staff

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Stuff Vs. Staff Go to Blog I’ve seen this mistake in one of the Instagram posts of one Language learner. Let’s talk about STAFF and STUFF in order not to make more mistakes using these words. STAFF ………………. ………. STAFF ………. ……………….. STAFF – all the Read more…

KIDS Br Vs Am

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Kids Br. Vs. Am. Go to Blog A lot of “baby things” have different American and British names. Let’s have a look at them and try to memorise some of them (these tricks are not very good, but they’ll help you remember which one is American Read more…

SLIP

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope SLIP Go to Blog Do you know these 4 meanings of SLIP? It can be a verb, but here we talk about SLIP as a noun. · a small mistake I had to correct some SLIPS in her essay. · a piece of paper I jotted Read more…

Careless Vs. Carefree

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope Careless Vs. Carefree Go to Blog Do you know how to use CAREFREE and CARELESS when we talk about people? Do you know the difference between them? Which one would you pick here? I’m glad to see you’re satisfied and ___________. It means you’ve solved all Read more…

Bits and Bobs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope BITS AND BOBS Go to Blog What does this idiom mean? There are just BITS AND BOBS in the box = there are small things of various kinds. You can also say BITS AND PIECES. Actually, there is a song named BITS ANS BOBS by The Dave Read more…

Dibs

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope DIBS Go to Blog You need to know this expression … to get what you want! Yep! DIBS ON When sb says: DIBS (on), they say that they have they right to choose or have sth before other people. How can you use it? IMAGINE: You Read more…

Hit Up

Hit Up “How do I like to spend my day off?  I like to hit up the juice bar, the bookstore, tan, and then flirt with the pharmacy tech at Walmart.” Quite an offbeat way to spend a day-off, isn’t it? Let’s talk about “HIT UP”. It can be used as a slang Read more…

HUG PHRASES

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope HUG phrases Go to Topics Happy HUGGING day! It’s a great day to learn two good phrases. TO HUG IT OUT  – to give a hug to another person to show that the argument is over or to help one or both of them get over Read more…

Weather Phrasal Verbs

Weather Phrasal Verbs The majority of English Learners are afraid of Phrasal Verbs. But we come across them in all the topics. Let’s cover WEATHER PHRASAL VERBS today. We can say that SNOW or RAIN COMES DOWN meaning FALLS. SP: caer; FR: tomber; RU: падать. Suddenly the rain started to Read more…

Weather Idioms

Weather Idioms It’s BRASS MONKEYS! What does it mean? Let’s find it out what this and other WEATHER IDIOMS mean. THE HEAVENS OPENED – used for saying that very heavy rain started to fall (the rain is BEATING DOWN – do you remember this phrasal verb?). We were in the Read more…

“French” Idioms

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope “French” idioms Go to Topics One more post for our “French” topic. Here you are two “French” idioms.  Did you know them? PARDON MY FRENCH = Excuse my inappropriate language; forgive my swearing. Some Internet sources suggest the use of this phrase goes back to the 19th century when Read more…

Fitness Idioms

Fitness Idioms Here are some idioms that can be used in the gym.   A lot of women take up fitness to get rid of their SPARE TIRES. SPARE TIRE – literally means «extra wheel cover». SP: llanta de repuesto; FR: roue de secours; RU: запасное колесо. So, metaphorically it Read more…

Fitness Problems

Let’s also talk about some possible “side effects” of working out too much or incorrectly. HOW TO DESCRIBE FITNESS PROBLEMS TO OVERTRAIN – train harder or longer than necessary. SP: entrenarse más de lo debido; FR: surentraîner; RU: перетренироваться. You shouldn’t go to the gym every day if you don’t Read more…

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