Browsing archives for 'English Idioms'

The ball is in your court

English Idioms 1 September 2011 | 0 Comments

 The ball is in your court. This idiom means it is your turn to speak or do something.  Read the dialog below to get a good example of how to use this expression. Fred – So, did you do it? Nat – Do what? Fred – You know… Nat – No, I don’t know. Fred […]

Hole in one

English Idioms,English Vocabulary 31 August 2011 | 1 Comment

 “Hole in one!” “Hole in one!”  is a expression used when a golfer gets their golf ball in the hole in only one stroke.  However, it can also be used in other circumstances.  It can mean that you succeeded on your first try.  Read this dialog to see how else you can use it: Paul […]

I’m as blind as a bat!

American Slang,English Idioms 22 July 2011 | 4 Comments

“I can’t find my glasses anywhere and without them I’m as blind as a bat! Is that a mouse in front of me?” Slang of the day:  blind as a bat Meaning:  one’s eyesight is very bad Usage:  I think I need to get some glasses. I’m as blind as a bat lately. Dialog: Doctor […]

English proverbs

English Fun,English Idioms 14 April 2011 | 0 Comments

Proverbs are simple sayings that are based on common sense and are repeated often.  Here are a few of my favorite English proverbs. The early bird catches the worm. This means that success will come to people who are well prepared and put forth great effort. A chain is only as strong as its weakest […]

You win some and you lose some…

English Fun,English Idioms 11 April 2011 | 6 Comments

Have you ever felt like sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t? Read this story below and answer the questions to see if you can find out what is going Fred’s way and what is not going his way today. April 11, 2011 Dear Diary, Today has been a truly bizarre day. So […]

If you snooze, you lose!

English Fun,English Idioms 31 March 2011 | 4 Comments

Here are some fun sayings that you can learn.  I like them because they rhyme and because they are quite useful. If you snooze, you lose! This means that if you wait too long, you may miss an opportunity. Tim – Hey, I was going to sit there! Sally – Well, if you snooze, you […]

Wednesday’s Slang!

American Slang,English Idioms 16 March 2011 | 0 Comments

Here are some great slang expressions that I really love to use: Get a move on! I use this expression so much with my children that now my daughter is using it. It means that you want someone to speed up or get going. Mom, I’m going to be late for school, let’s get a […]

5 ways to say I’m nervous

English Idioms,English Vocabulary 2 March 2011 | 2 Comments

Here are five unique ways to say I’m nervous in English. Of course they all have a slight difference in meaning, but all convey similar meanings. 1. Anxious I’m anxious about hearing the results of my test. 2. Freaked out I’m totally freaked out about going to the party tonight. This is slang and can […]

Good Luck!

American Culture,English Fun,English Idioms 26 October 2010 | 2 Comments

These are symbols of luck in the United States.  Post a comment about things that bring luck in your country. Four leaf clover – If you find a 4 leaf clover in a clover patch, then you will have very good luck.  Usually they are only 3 leaf clovers. The 4 leaves represent fame, wealth, […]

Pinch, poke, you owe me a Coke!

English Fun,English Idioms 25 October 2010 | 20 Comments

Pinch, poke, you owe me a coke.  Have you ever heard that phrase?  It’s a silly thing some kids say (and some adults too), when two people say the exact same thing at the same time. For example: Person A and person B both say at the same time: “Glee is my favorite TV show.” […]