background preloader

Words and Their Stories in VOA Special English (ESL/EFL) Idioms & Phrases

Words and Their Stories in VOA Special English (ESL/EFL) Idioms & Phrases
There are 105 five-minute audio files. That is about 9 hours of listening and reading.Idioms, Proverbs, Expressions and Interesting Words Adjectives Expressions with the Word "Cold"cold, cold-blooded, cold-blooded killer, get cold feet, cold shoulder, cold fish, cold-hearted, out in the cold Expressions with the Word "Hot"hot potato, not so hot, hot shot, hothead, hot under the collar, hot line Expressions with the Word "Easy"as easy as falling off a log, a piece of cake, as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, easy come, easy go, Easy Street, go easy on a person, an easy touch, a soft touch, take it easy Animals "Bird" Expressionsfor the birds, eats like a bird, a birds-eye-view, birds and the bees, birds of a feather flock together "Cat" Expressionslooks like the cat that ate the canary, play cat and mouse with someone, that looks like something the cat dragged in, the cat's meow and the cat's pajamas. Body & Health Colors Jobs, Occupations, Work Money, Finance, Business Numbers People Proverbs

10 Buscadores académicos que quizás no conocías Esta lista de buscadores académicos te ayudará a tener mas alternativas, como estudiante o investigador a la hora de buscar contenido especializado en alguna rama del conocimiento. Actualmente Google es el motor de búsqueda número uno en el mundo. Sin embargo se ha convertido en algo más que un buscador por la cantidad de productos y ventas relacionadas que nos ofrece. Por ello de vez en cuando es recomendable tener más alternativas si lo que necesitas es encontrar información específica de una área del conocimiento determinada, de fuentes confiables o de artículos científicos y académicos. En este sentido, la lista de buscadores que a continuación se presenta pretende ser de ayuda para estudiantes, profesores e investigadores en la difícil tarea de hallar contenido con un enfoque más especializado. 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Es la versión en español del portal Science.gov para la búsqueda de información científica e investigación del gobierno de los Estados Unidos de América.

33 ways to speak better English If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. By speaking better English, people all over the world can hear our voice. Well, English teachers and English classes definitely help. What you need is to become a self-directed learner, somebody who takes responsibility for their own learning and creates their own learning programme to develop their English. Now, it’s certainly true that speaking is a social activity and is best done with other people. You can do the same with your English. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I want to go for a drink tonight. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Mobile And since it’s so hard for students to learn them effectively on their own, it’s up to us to help them. Now, if you’re in doubt as to which is the best way to teach phrasal verbs, here are some steps that might help you put them across: 1Choose a selection of 5 to 10 phrasal verbsIt is not entirely uncommon for students to receive long laundry lists of phrasal verbs to study, particularly for examinations like the TOEFL, but this is hardly the best way for them to really incorporate them into their vocabulary. So, put away the lists and choose a small selection (no more than ten) that falls into a logical group, either because they are paired with the same preposition or they fit into the same topic. Did you know we have our very own Phrasal Verbs section with almost 100 worksheets? Did you notice that in this article we used several phrasals of the same verb with different prepositions?

Related: