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A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know
I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while. You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when studying for finals. Now you feel really happy with your effort, and it is time to take a breather. Just by sheer luck, at a party, you are introduced to a British person and you feel it’s your opportunity to shine. “Did he just say something about the skin of my teeth?” Yes. In this quiz you’ll find some very common idioms used by native speakers. Blog de Cristina is also on facebook. Tool used: Riddle Do you know what these idioms mean ? If something is on your bucket list You need to buy it quickly You want to do it before you die It is something you do when it is raining If you cut corners You do something in the easiest or most inexpensive way You stop doing something before you have finished They die

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Teach Past Simple Tense With Michael Rosen Rap Rate this post: [Total: 11 Average: 2.1] I have already shared many materials to teach the past simple tense here. You can find activities to teach irregular verbs, a great post on teaching questions in the past simple tense and a post on teaching negative in the past simple tense. IB English B: Related Conditional phrases There are a number of commonly-used phrases which are in fact 'hidden' or 'embedded' if-structures. There is not much point in learning these through the full application of the Conditional rules: it is best simply to learn them as 'chunks' and use them automatically without thinking too much about the grammar involved. Each of these chunks is introduced below, with a few examples to illustrate the idea. You may wish to present these, using the full-screen mode.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you. I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Past Modal Verbs of Deduction Exercise He ............................ known it was your birthday. Otherwise, I'm sure he would have wished you a happy day. might have shouldn't have can't have must haveI had to wait 45 minutes for a bus yesterday. There ................................ been an accident or maybe a strike. might have can't have must have should haveJohn has forgotton about the meeting. We ................................ reminded him about it yesterday. should have might have shouldn't have must haveThe boss is in a terrible mood. The meeting ................................ been good. shouldn't have must have might have can't haveHe ................................ bought a new car. He doesn't have any money. must have should have can't have might haveYou ................................ tried to fix the roof yourself.

10 Financial Idioms in English: Origins and Meaning – Espresso English This is a guest post from Vouchercloud, a provider of deals, offers and discount codes from leading UK retailers to local businesses. Bringing Home the Bacon Definition: Working and earning money for their family; typically the sole or primary earner. Origin: United Kingdom/United States, 1100s/1500s/1900s Despite being such a wonderful phrase, the origins of the term “Bringing Home the Bacon” are still disputed. How to boost your students’ vocabulary whilst creating a positive learning environment Introduction The validity of Stephen Krashen’s Affective-filter hypothesis as a theory has been discounted by many a scholar, mainly due to its unfalsifiability. However, it is undeniable that a positive and enjoyable learning environment in which the students feel safe, respected, validated, liked and listened to by their teacher and peers, benefits language acquisition in many ways, both in terms of motivation and in reducing learner anxiety – the number-one inhibitor of language learning according to much research.

10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well. Bonfire Night All around the world, festive days like New Year’s Eve are celebrated with fireworks. But here in Britain, there is one night that is very special. It’s November the fifth, Bonfire Night, and I’m wrapped up warm for some autumn fun.

All Quotes Coloring Pages Here are all quotes coloring pages. I have had so much fun drawing these and hope you can find joy in coloring them in and displaying them. There are quite a few, so I am sure you are going to be able to find at least a couple that will get you inspired and motivated. A great website for listening practice - DreamreaderDreamreader I hope you are all enjoying the lessons on I know many of you use them to help your learners improve their reading skill or to practice for an English examination like the TOEFL. I have written recently about how to use the materials in writing and speaking classes. I have also heard from teachers who are using the audio for listening practice.

Games With Words: Which English? Is Throw me down the stairs my shoes a good English sentence? The answer depends on where you live. Many people in Newfoundland find that sentence perfectly grammatical. By taking this quiz, you will be helping train a machine algorithm that is mapping out the differences in English grammar around the world, both in traditionally English-speaking countries and also in countries like Mexico, China, and India.

Bonfire Night The history The year was 1605 and some English Catholics were angry because the King of England, James the first, was treating them badly. In November 1605 a group of men made a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament (the government buildings) in London.

15 Conversational English phrases with “IN” and “ON” – Espresso English Conversational English phrases with “in” in the same boat “I’ve been looking for a job for months, but I haven’t found anything.”“I’m in the same boat, so I know how you feel.” in the same boat = in the same situation in the market for 15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers “Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi. To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (and share!) the 15 inspiring ideas and quotes below — handpicked for you by Evanthia and her fellow TED-Ed Innovative Educators: