We have conversation in our telegram chat every day. Some of them just a chit-chat talking about weather, local events, Trump and misogyny, but sometimes there are a lot of English grammar, vocabulary and idioms. Happily telegram provides us a way to “mark” our messages with hashtags. For instance every
I run across many nationalities in English idiomatic expressions. I think those idioms are rather curious and I wonder whether they are frequently used by native speakers. Are some of them considered to be politically incorrect nowadays? 🙂 Let’s start with poor Dutch. They seem to be the least favorite.
Hello everybody, Have a look at this great infographic I have just found. The challenge for everybody is to explain one or several idioms and make several sentences using them. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them. Remember, there are no silly questions. It is silly not
Hello, everyone! Here is a quiz for you which lets you check your knowledge of some idioms. Good luck! Please, post your own example sentences using the idioms you’ve learned. Practice, practice, practice!
I received an email advertisement today from a restaurant I go to called “Smokey Bones”. They specialize in BBQ ribs and BBQ chicken. Do you know what ribs are? You should. You have 24 of them inside your body. Most mammals, like cows and pigs, have ribs. Let’s be sure
That description fits a friend of mine to a T. We must be sure to and dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s . He may be a man of letters, but he’d better mind his p’s and q’s around me. Who can explain these idioms?
(Ref: https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-finger-salute-philippines-duterte-asks-eu-why-123057669.html ) Headline So the Philippines President gave a salute to the European Union (EU). That’s a good thing, right? What do you think? Some other idioms from this same article: A one-finger gesture A vulgar four-letter rebuke The EU is the latest high-profile recipient of a Duterte dressing-down
An Internet news article: http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/01/sport/fire-thefts-olympic-village/index.html Can the students write some sample sentences using this idiom correctly in other contexts?
Why did this fitness club choose “Blue Moon” as part of their name? What does this idiom mean in relation to this advertisement?
I saw an article on the Internet that had this excerpt: Pretend I’m an English learner and I have no clue what “more carrots” and “the stick” are talking about. What do these have to do with Microsoft Windows. I’m so confuuuuuuused!