Posts Tagged ‘english as a second language’
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about sports. Learn common slang and idioms that we use when discussing sports, find out how to use verbs and collocations in the context of sports and learn how to answer conversation questions relating to this topic. read more
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about health, healthy living and health care. There is a video containing a news report about strategies to improve people's health along with some questions to consider. There is also a list of commonly used idioms relating to health and conversation questions we might ask each other when discussing this subject. read more
This is the preparation material for an English Conversation Lesson about Science and Technology. It raises important questions such as: has technology made our lives better? What are the dangers of technology? What changes will technological developments bring to our future? There is a video to watch, some common idioms we use when talking about technology and typical questions we might ask eachother when discussing this subject.
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about travel and vacations. There is an audio discussion about backpacking with some questions to consider, as well as some common idioms we use when talking about holidays and travel. There are also some conversation questions relating to this subject. read more
Jobs and Work
This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about employment, work and jobs. It contains common idioms we might use in the workplace with our boss or with our colleagues. It also includes conversation questions relating to one's job such as what a typical work day is like, what our positions is, what the company we work for is like, whether we enjoy our job and more. read more
This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about personality traits. There are some common terms and idioms that we could use when discussing our own or other people's personalities, as well as a list of conversation questions that people might ask eachother when talking about this subject. read more
To be on 'cloud nine' means you are extremely happy or blissful.
Example: For a few days after I heard I'd got the job, I was on cloud nine.
Did you know...? This idiom originates in the fact that weather experts classify cloud nine as a particular type of cloud that is white and fluffy and very high up in the sky. To be up high in the sky is likened to paradise or being happy.
Idiom with similar meaning: To be 'over the moon'