Saturday English Quick SHOT – expression FROM SCRATCH

Do you know how to use the English expression from scratch? One of my students works for a small company, and he was helping to train a new employee. After 6 weeks the new staff member quit. My student was not happy because now he has to train someone else from scratch. Can you guess what the English expression from …

IN the Shade (Common English expression with IN)

Summer is here!  Readers of my blog come from all over the world, some places cooler and some places warmer. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere it’s summer! Do you remember the meaning of hemisphere? I want to teach you some useful English that we can use to talk about summer activities and of course weather. We’ll practice a …

Share your ideas in English (with Video)

  Giving your Opinion 💭 – Expressing your feeling 💬 In this post, you will Learn how to share your ideas in English. Give your opinion to friends in English. What’s an opinion? opinion – noun – your feelings or thoughts about someone or something, rather than a factfrom https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/ Share your feelings and  thoughts with these expressions! Here are 4 common expressions we …

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, …

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 …

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 …

English expressions – Sick as a dog

Last Friday I had to cancel my dentist appointment because I felt terrible. I had a headache and an upset stomach. I was sick as a dog. Can you guess what the expression “sick as a dog” means? Sick as a dog – means you are very ill I just saw Walter a few minutes ago. He looked sick as …

English expression – “Stir crazy”

Stir crazy – if you are inside for a long time and you really want to go out, you are getting stir crazy. *Stir means mix but it can also mean “move.” Stir crazy is feeling like you want to move around and have more freedom. “I’ve been studying all day! I’m going stir crazy, I need to take a …

English expression – "Buyer’s remorse"

Buyer’s remorse “I spent too much money on these designer ties!!” Have you ever had buyer’s remorse? Tell me what you bought in the comments below! ____________________________________________________ English 808 for the World! https://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FWorldEnglish808%2F&width=450&layout=standard&action=like&size=small&show_faces=true&share=true&height=80&appId Follow @ABCDEnglish808!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+’://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js’;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, ‘script’, ‘twitter-wjs’);