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 …

6 English Phrasal verbs with CUT (17 examples)

Phrasal verbs with CUT    Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries dot com lists 24 different uses for the verb CUT! ✂ https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/cut_1?q=cut Many uses have a meaning that is easy to imagine, but some are not so common. In today’s post I want to share 6 phrasal verbs with CUT. I’ll explain the meaning and then help you understand it with lots …

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 …

10 common English expressions with TIME! Lots of examples (+ video!)

10 common English expressions with TIME! Watch the video at the end of the post You can spend time. (Use time doing something) I spent 3 hours making dinner. I really enjoy spending time at home.  The boss said not to spend any more time on projects that don’t make money. You can waste time. (Use time for nothing) I wasted an hour waiting for …

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 …

English Grammar ~ Do you know the difference between Tired OF and Tired FROM?

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 “I ate at Burger King everyday this week. I am tired of hamburgers now, let’s have pizza today!”(I’ve eaten too many hamburgers recently. I’m bored of them now.)“Jason works at …

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 …

English expressions – just right

~English expressions~ If something is just right it means it is perfect.  “It was my first time to make pumpkin pie, but it came out just right!” We often say just the right shape, color, size etc. to say that something is exactly correct. “This dress is just the right size.”    This photo was taken at just the right time! ______________________________________ #af-form-215959062 .af-body …