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English Idioms - ESL Lessons To Improve Fluency
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6 STUDENTS
7h 58m

Dive into this ESL Lessons To Improve Fluency course to learn some common idioms used in everyday speech, and the meaning and grammar behind them.

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Course Skill Level
Intermediate
Time Estimate
7h 58m

Instructor

Hola, bonjour, olá, hallo and ciao! I'm Kieran and I'm a language tutor based in the UK. I teach French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • This ESL Lessons To Improve Fluency course is tailored for English learners, aiming to enhance both fluency and comprehension skills.

What you’ll learn: 

  • Some common idioms used in everyday speech
  • Improve your comprehension and communication skills
  • Use the idioms in your own conversations by looking at the meaning and grammar behind them
  • Look at some real-life examples of the idioms in use

Requirements: 

  • An intermediary grasp of the English language

Encountering phrases that do not make sense is quite common for English learners. You might have come across expressions like:

“He’s driving me nuts!”

“Your guess is as good as mine.”

or

“I’ve had it up to here with you.”

These are what we call idioms. Idioms are present in every language, but what exactly are they?

An idiom is a phrase or expression that doesn’t make literal sense. Instead, it carries a symbolic meaning that differs from its literal interpretation.

For instance, when someone says, “He’s driving me nuts,” they aren’t talking about someone behind the wheel and a bag of nuts. Instead, they mean, “He’s annoying me.”

Native English speakers naturally absorb idioms as they grow up hearing them. Yet, for non-native English learners, grasping idioms can be incredibly challenging.

This ESL Lessons To Improve Fluency course is designed for non-native English speakers seeking to enhance their comprehension skills. Taught entirely in English by Kieran Ball, a native British English speaker, the course delves into the most practical idioms in the language.

So, let’s dive right in!

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By the end of this course, you will have learned how to use English idioms.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - A Bit Of Grammar
A Bit Of Grammar 00:00:00
Section 3 - Idioms 1 To 10
1 Make It Up As You Go Along 00:00:00
2 Be On To A Winner 00:00:00
3 Throw A Spanner In The Works 00:00:00
4 A One-Off 00:00:00
5 Turn A Blind Eye 00:00:00
6 Think On Your Feet 00:00:00
7 Set Your Sights On 00:00:00
8 Foot The Bill 00:00:00
9 No-Frills 00:00:00
10 Be Out Of The Woods 00:00:00
Section 4 - Recap Quiz (Idioms 1 To 10)
Recap Quiz – Explanation 00:00:00
Round 1 00:00:00
Round 2 00:00:00
Round 3 00:00:00
Round 4 00:00:00
Round 5 00:00:00
Round 6 00:00:00
Round 7 00:00:00
Round 8 00:00:00
Round 9 00:00:00
Round 10 00:00:00
Section 5 - Idioms 11 To 20
11 Brush Aside 00:00:00
12 Fall On Hard Times 00:00:00
13 Fill Your Boots 00:00:00
14 Get Your Wires Crossed 00:00:00
15 Pull A Few Strings 00:00:00
16 Keep Your Eye On The Ball 00:00:00
17 Get On Like A House On Fire 00:00:00
18 Dot The I’s And Cross The T’s 00:00:00
19 Hit The Ground Running 00:00:00
20 Take Sides 00:00:00
Section 6 - Recap Quiz (Idioms 11 To 20)
Recap Of Idioms 11 To 20 00:00:00
Round 11 00:00:00
Round 12 00:00:00
Round 13 00:00:00
Round 14 00:00:00
Round 15 00:00:00
Round 16 00:00:00
Round 17 00:00:00
Round 18 00:00:00
Round 19 00:00:00
Round 20 00:00:00
Section 7 - Idioms 21 To 30
21 Highflier 00:00:00
22 Cut Back 00:00:00
23 Make A Killing 00:00:00
24 In Line For 00:00:00
25 Wet Behind The Ears 00:00:00
26 Hard-Nosed 00:00:00
27 Get The Wrong End Of The Stick 00:00:00
28 Penny-Pinching 00:00:00
29 Cost An Arm And A Leg 00:00:00
30 Fill Someone’s Shoes 00:00:00
Section 8 - Recap Quiz (Idioms 21 To 30)
Recap Of Idioms 21 To 30 00:00:00
Round 21 00:00:00
Round 22 00:00:00
Round 23 00:00:00
Round 24 00:00:00
Round 25 00:00:00
Round 26 00:00:00
Round 27 00:00:00
Round 28 00:00:00
Round 29 00:00:00
Round 30 00:00:00
Section 9 - Idioms 31 To 40
31 Be In Someone’s Good Books Or Bad Books 00:00:00
32 Keep Up With 00:00:00
33 Call Time On 00:00:00
34 Play Someone At Their Own Game 00:00:00
35 Roll Up Your Sleeves 00:00:00
36 Back Down 00:00:00
37 Let Someone Go 00:00:00
38 Be In The Running 00:00:00
39 Sign Off 00:00:00
40 Throw Money At Something 00:00:00
Section 10 - Recap Quiz (Idioms 31 To 40)
Recap Of Idioms 31 To 40 00:00:00
Round 31 00:00:00
Round 32 00:00:00
Round 33 00:00:00
Round 34 00:00:00
Round 35 00:00:00
Round 36 00:00:00
Round 37 00:00:00
Round 38 00:00:00
Round 39 00:00:00
Round 40 00:00:00
Section 11 - Idioms 41 To 50
41 Keep A Low Profile 00:00:00
42 Go Cap In Hand 00:00:00
43 Be Daylight Robbery 00:00:00
44 Get A Word In Edgeways 00:00:00
45 See Eye To Eye 00:00:00
46 Drive A Hard Bargain 00:00:00
47 On A Shoestring 00:00:00
48 Hold Out For 00:00:00
49 Give Someone Their Marching Orders 00:00:00
50 Jump Ship 00:00:00
Section 12 - Recap Quiz - (Idioms 41 To 50)
Recap Of Idioms 41 To 50 00:00:00
Round 41 00:00:00
Round 42 00:00:00
Round 43 00:00:00
Round 44 00:00:00
Round 45 00:00:00
Round 46 00:00:00
Round 47 00:00:00
Round 48 00:00:00
Round 49 00:00:00
Round 50 00:00:00
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