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Posts Tagged ‘phrases’

English Idiom of the Day – Under the Weather

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 09:03 AM
posted by Jo

Under the Weather

If you are 'under the weather' it means you are sick or unwell.

Example: 'I think I will stay home from work today, I am feeling a bit under the weather'

'You should go to the Doctor, you look under the weather'

Did you know...? This idiom originated in the British Navy. When a sailor became sick, he was kept under the deck or 'under the weather' so he could get well.

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English Conversation – Memory

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 02:11 PM
posted by Jo

Memory

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about memory. Watch an incredible video about a man who has a thirty second memory and the impact this has upon his life. Learn key expressions, phrases and idioms about memory and remembering and discover how to answer the most common conversation questions about this fascinating subject.

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English Conversation – Religion

Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 01:11 PM
posted by Jo

Religion

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about Religion.  Watch a video about religion in schools; learn some English idioms, which use religious terminology; and discover the most common conversation questions that people ask each other about this interesting and important subject.

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English Conversation – Money

Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 06:11 PM
posted by Jo

Money

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about money - earning money, losing money and spending money! There is an audio discussion to listen to, common idioms relating to money and a list of conversation questions that we might use when discussing this important subject.

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English Conversation – Change

Friday, October 7, 2011 @ 01:10 PM
posted by Jo

Change

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about change.  You can listen to an audio discussion about a big change in someone's life, learn some common idioms, expressions and collocations about change and discover how to answer the most common questions about the subject of change.

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English Conversation – The Unexplained

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Jo

Audio discussion

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson about unexplained things such as ghosts, psychic abilities, superstitions, witches, magic and other mysteries.  Listen to an audio discussion where you will hear people discuss their views about ghosts. Learn useful vocabulary and idioms relating to this subject and discover the most common conversation questions that people ask each other about this fascinating subject.

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English Conversation – Advertising

Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 08:09 PM
posted by Jo

Advertising

This is the preparation material for an English Conversation Lesson about advertising.  You can learn some advertising idioms as well as some common phrasal verbs that are used in advertisements and when talking about the subject of advertising.  You can also read some common conversation questions about this topic.

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English Conversation – Youth & Old Age

Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 01:08 PM
posted by Jo

Youth & Old Age

This is the preparation material for an English conversation lesson on youth and old age. Listen to an audio discussion between a girl and her grandmother about the advantages and disadvantages of old age, learn some common collocations and idioms relating to age and ageing, and discover how to answer some of the most common conversation questions about this subject.

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