A slap on the wrist -English Idiom (w/ Video)

English idiom – A Slap on the Wrist In today’s English blog post I’ll explain the common English idiom A slap on the wrist. I’ll use some natural examples and we will discover the meaning together. This will make the expression easy to remember and simple to use in your own English conversations. Idioms are a group of words that …

English Phrasal verbs with CUT (6 custom images – 17 example sentences)

English Phrasal verbs with CUT In this post I want to share 6 English phrasal verbs with CUT. Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries dot com lists 24 different uses for the verb CUT! ✂ LINK Many uses have a meaning that is easy to imagine, but some are not so common. I’ll explain the meaning and then help you understand it with lots …

20 English expressions with LUCK

In this post you will learn some English expressions with LUCK and more than 20 different ways to use them in natural conversation! If you want to learn English, you’re IN LUCK! Keep reading… To begin, let’s review the meaning for the word luck. ・luck (click the word for the definition link)Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries dot com lists 2 uses for …

English listening practice ~ 1 minute English! “Bucket List”

  bucket list (noun) a list of things that you want to do before you die  ~This expression comes from the term “kick the bucket” which is slang that means to die. *This expression is very informal, it can be rude or insensitive (not sensitive/not caring) “I really want to go bungee jumping one day. It’s on my bucket list.” 100 year old …

English expressions with TIME (10 expressions with video)

English expressions with TIME In this post you will learn 10 common English expressions with TIME. Use them in your own natural conversation after you learn with real examples. At the end of the post there is a video for listening practice. List of 10 common English expressions with time. You can spend time. (Use time doing something) I spent 3 hours making dinner. …

2018 is the year of the DOG – Here are 4 idioms with "dog!"

Happy New Year! 2018 is the Year of the Dog In honor of the year of the dog let’s learn 4 English idioms with “dog!”(These are posts that I collected from my 2013 dog idiom series!) Let sleeping dogs lie This expression is used to advise against actions that might cause problems. If things are fine right now, we shouldn’t change them …

English expressions – A wealthy area\The wealthy part of (a city, town, state etc.)

~English expressions~ A wealthy area\The wealthy part of = an area where the people are rich and the houses are nice and expensive My Uncle lives in a wealthy area in Vancouver. This is the wealthy part of Philadelphia.  #af-form-1357870524 .af-body .af-textWrap{width:98%;display:block;float:none;} #af-form-1357870524 .af-body .privacyPolicy{color:#CCCCCC;font-size:11px;font-family:Verdana, sans-serif;} #af-form-1357870524 .af-body a{color:#005C8A;text-decoration:underline;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;} #af-form-1357870524 .af-body input.text, #af-form-1357870524 .af-body textarea{background-color:#FFFFFF;border-color:#005C8A;border-width:1px;border-style:solid;color:#C7C7C7;text-decoration:none;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;font-size:18px;font-family:Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;} #af-form-1357870524 .af-body input.text:focus, …

Everyday English – More idioms using the word "Dog"

Let sleeping dogs lie This expression is used to advise against actions that might cause problems. If things are fine right now, we shouldn’t change them if we think there is a danger that things may become worse. *The idea is that if a dog is sleeping and we wake him up, he may become angry. It’s better to let …

Tired OF or Tired FROM? (English Grammar + Audio)

Do you know the difference between Tired OF and Tired FROM? Tired of (something) had too much of something, or done something too much ~ to be bored with an activity, a thing or person Tired from (something)some activity you have done has made you tired Tired of “I ate at Burger King everyday this week. I am tired of hamburgers now, let’s …

English expression – A few bad apples spoil the bunch

~English expressions~I’m a cyclist, this means I ride my bicycle a lot. I often ride my bike on the road so I share the space with cars. I’m always careful and I try not to make a problem for the cars, but some cyclists are not so careful. They do dangerous things that make trouble for drivers and they make …