Posts Tagged ‘expression’
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 news, current events and the media. There is an audio discussion about the future of print newspapers which raises some questions and issues for consideration. There are also some idioms we might use when discussiong this subject and some conversation qustions about news and media.
This is the preparation material for an English Conversation lesson about education. There is an audio file in which two people raise some controversial issues about university education. There are some common idioms that we use when discussing education, a list of conversation questions that people might ask eachother when talking about this subject and some education vocabulary. read more
Think outside the box
To think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.
Example: You won't come up with good ideas until you think outside the box. Let's think outside the box for a minute and try to find a better solution.
Did you know...? This idiom comes from the fact that a box, with its rigidity and squareness, symbolises constrained and unimaginative thinking.