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Idiom of the Day – A Piece of Cake

Monday, January 3, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo

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

Monday, January 3, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo


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

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 07:01 PM
posted by Jo

Top 25 Adjectives

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...

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ESL Word of the Day – Compliment

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 02:01 PM
posted by Jo


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

Sunday, January 2, 2011 @ 01:01 PM
posted by Jo

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

Saturday, January 1, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
posted by Jo


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

Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 01:12 PM
posted by English with Jo

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

Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 12:12 PM
posted by Jo


 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.