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English Conversation – Travel

Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Travel

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

English Conversation – Jobs and Work

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 08:03 PM
posted by Jo

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

English Conversation – Hypotheticals

Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about hypothetical situations.  It contains hypothetical questions using first, second and third conditional sentences.

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English Conversation – News & Media

Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 03:03 PM
posted by Jo

News and the Media

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.

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English Idiom of the Day – A Pain in the Neck

Friday, March 18, 2011 @ 11:03 AM
posted by Jo

A Pain in the Neck

If someone is a pain in the neck it means they are very annoying and always disturbing you.
Example: My little sister won't leave me alone. She's a real pain in the neck.
 
Less polite variations! Pain in the butt/ass (American), Pain in the Arse (British)

English Conversation – Education

Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 09:03 PM
posted by Jo

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

English Idiom of the Day – Hold your horses

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 @ 08:03 AM
posted by Jo

Hold your horses

If someone tells you to hold your horses, you are doing something too fast and they would like you to slow down.
Example: "Hold your horses, you haven't thought about this yet." / "Hold your horses, it's not time to go yet, we have to finish one more exercise."
 
Did you know...?  This idiom originates in the United States of America in the 19th century and is historically related to horse riding, or driving a horse-drawn vehicle.  When a horse gets nervous or excited or is in a hurry to leave, you have to hold on to its reins.

English Idiom of the Day – Think outside the box

Monday, March 7, 2011 @ 10:03 AM
posted by Jo

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.

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