๐Ÿ”– English Idioms Topic

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๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

Winter in the Lake District a classic scene where you can imagine thin ice, as we talk about cold English idioms.

English Idioms Associated With Cold Weather Ep 391

The weather in the UK is suddenly getting cold, with our first proper frosts. Apparently we are getting weather from Sweden and Norway and we might even have a white Christmas, which has not happened in a long time. I guess, this is why Iโ€™m hearing so many English idioms related to cold at the moment. It was the Prime Minister who was On Thin Ice in the Brexit negotiations with the EU. Or the NHS being Snowed Under with extra work because of the Pandemic.


December 17, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2124

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

A vibrant photograph of bright orange carrots, which are the star of our English lesson on an English idiom.

An English Idiom You Should All Know Ep 371

I think itโ€™s true that positive rewards are a better motivation for most people, rather than negative ones. However, if you need someone to do something, and suitable rewards cannot encourage them to act, you sometimes need to highlight negative or even threatening outcomes. Especially if people will not do what you need them to do. Now that took quite a lot of English vocabulary to explain a simple scenario, a native English speaker would prefer to use an English idiom, a metaphor which explains the scenario in a much simpler idiomatic way.


October 08, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2154

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

A photograph of horses in Iceland. Wild horses in a group. Horses on the Westfjord in Iceland. Discussed in this English lesson when we talked about furry coats to help survive in the cold weather.

Horse Idioms English Lesson Ep 366

A recent comment on YouTube, which suggested that idioms make English interesting, got me thinking about English idioms. It has been a while since I last did an English idiom lesson, so today we are going to talk about a horse idiom I heard being used on BBC Radio 4.


September 21, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2201

โณ Length 12 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

A photograph of some walking boots used to help explain the English idiom too big for your boots

English Idioms That Are Too Big For Their Boots Ep 349

I was talking to a British colleague of mine about Adept English recently and mentioned that one of our English lessons will be on English idioms. They said nobody uses idioms that much anymore, and I laughed because the music on the radio at that very moment was Stormzy, a popular English rapper, was literally rapping a song about an English idiom at that very moment. The English use idioms all the time!


July 23, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1709

โณ Length 9 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

A photograph of a black forest Pavlova cake with a cherry on top, used to help explain the English idiom the cherry on top of the cake.

Three English Idioms Which Are The Same In French Ep 339

Today we examine 3 common English idioms. English idioms are a pain to learn for new English language learners. We try to make it fun and interesting, so much so you might like these awkward parts of the English language when we finish with them.


June 18, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1934

โณ Length 10 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

Attentive red fox focusing on the hunting in the autumnal and gloomy forest, used to help explain the English idiom beat around the bush.

English Lesson On Popular Idioms That Get To The Point Ep 330

Well, itโ€™s been nearly a month since we last discussed an English idiom, so in today's English lesson we will jump right in and learn some phrases you would almost definitely hear in everyday English conversations at work or home.


May 18, 2020

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