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Idiom of the Day – A Piece of Cake
A Piece of Cake
A task that can be accomplished very easily.
Example usage: Fixing my bicycle was a piece of cake.
Where did it come from? It is thought the expression originated from the fact that for most people, eating a piece of cake is an easy thing to do!
ESL Word of the Day – Consider
To think carefully about something, usually before making a decision; To think about something that one might do, accept, buy etc.
Example Usage: I need to consider all my options before I sign the contract; I am going to consider buying that pair of shoes I saw yesterday.
Did you know….? ‘Consider’ was in the top 200 most-viewed words at oxforddictionaries.com last year.
Top 25 Adjectives and Their Meaning
Adjectives describe an attribute of a noun, for example, long hair, new car, old house. There are estimated to be more than 100,000 adjectives in the English language - far too many to learn of course, but here is a good list to get you started...
ESL Word of the Day – Compliment
An expression of praise, admiration, or congratulation.
To show fondness, regard, or respect for by giving a gift or performing a favor.
Example usage: I will compliment Julie on her new hairstyle.
Thank you for the compliment.
Idiom of the Day – Have a Ball
To have a ball means to have a great time or to enjoy oneself greatly.
Example usage: We are going to have a ball at the party tonight.
We had a ball last night and didn’t come home until 2.00am.
ESL Word of the Day – Begin
To take the first step in performing an action; to start.
Similar words (synonyms): commence, initiate, start
Example usage: Today we begin a new year; this year I will begin something new; the celebrations begin tonight.
Answers to English Lesson – New Year's Eve celebrations will see a misty start
Here are the answers to yesterday’s English Lesson – 'New Year's Eve celebrations will see a misty start'. If you require any help or clarifications please ask me. read more
English Word of the Day – Resolution
A determined promise or goal to accomplish, usually to change things for the better; a course of action determined or decided on. It is common to make a resolution at the start of a new year.
Example Usage: Tomorrow night I will make a New Year's Resolution. I have made a resolution to stop drinking.