Expressions with ‘High’

In this lesson, you will learn expressions with the adjective 'high' applicable in everyday situations. Be/get on your high horse - to show that you feel superior in a bad way.Although he doesn't know much about cooking, he always gets on his high horse and complains about chef's incompetence. High and dry - to leave … Continue reading Expressions with ‘High’

24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

If you decide to wait before you take action, it means that you're holding your fire. If you watched the football match last night, you could see that the local team held the lead to the very end of the game. They definitely held all the aces (cards). If you're able to hold down a … Continue reading 24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs

8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

If you love cats as much as I do, then you might be interested in learning these ‘CAT’ idioms: When the cat’s away, the mice will play – to describe what happens when the teacher leaves the classroom/when your boss is away.Ex: They shouldn’t be so loud, but the teacher left the classroom, and when … Continue reading 8 ‘Cat’ Idioms

25 Collocations to Describe Someone’s Personality

In this lesson, you will find natural English expressions for people's qualities and character. Good/bad company - to be pleasant/unpleasant to be with.Ex: They didn't like him. He was a bad company. Have a tendency to exaggerate / lose his/her temper / make snap (quick) decisionsEx: Peter's a great guy, but he sometimes has a … Continue reading 25 Collocations to Describe Someone’s Personality

Time – off Expressions

To take time off – to be absent from work, at home, or on vacation.Ex: I’m going to take a few days off to visit my parents. To take a vacation – to take time away from work, especially when you travel from pleasure.Ex: I’m taking my vacation next month. We’re going to Greece. To take a sabbatical – … Continue reading Time – off Expressions

Collocations with the Word “Hope”

Here are some collocations with the word "hope" to help you adopt natural English expressions as well as build up your vocabulary: Real / sincere hope It is my sincere hope their marriage will be a happy one. High hopes High hopes of his parents were not realized. False hope Don't give him false hope. … Continue reading Collocations with the Word “Hope”

Compound Adjectives with -ED Endings

Compound adjectives are adjectives with two or more words and a hyphen between them. We form them by combining an adjective or number with a noun plus -ED. For example: A woman with blond hair = blond-haired woman. An animal with four legs = four-legged animal. Now, try and make compound adjectives with -ed endings … Continue reading Compound Adjectives with -ED Endings

Word building: suffix -OUS

When we add the suffix -OUS to the nouns, they become adjectives. The suffix -OUS means "full of" or "having the quality of". Let's look at some commonly used adjectives ending in -OUS: ENVIOUS - wanting something that another person has. Ex: You shouldn't be envious of people who have more than you do. DANGEROUS … Continue reading Word building: suffix -OUS

18 ways to say “thank you”

We need to say "thank you" so many times a day. Let's learn how to say it in more than one or two ways. Thank you/ Thanks/ Thank you very much/ Thanks a lot Thanks a ton/a bunch/a million. I am (really/very/so) grateful. Thank you, I (really) appreciate it. Cheers! You shouldn't have... Many thanks. … Continue reading 18 ways to say “thank you”

Meanings of the verb ‘ask’

Ask is a very common verb in English and as such it has several meanings: To request an answer from someone: She asked him a question. They asked them about the new product. To make a request: She asked the doctor to examine her. They asked the bank for a loan. To seek information: We … Continue reading Meanings of the verb ‘ask’