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Welcome « IDIOMS

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IDIOMS · Home · Exercises · Idiomatic Expression · Lists of idioms ... A learner of a second language is informally considered “advanced” when and if he/she masters the use of idioms. idioms2-300x225.
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Read Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms (Oxford Psychology Series)

Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms (Oxford Psychology Series) http://abookshelf.site/?book=0195111095
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Idioms? Go figure!

Idioms? Go figure! | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Tried and true teaching tools, tips, ideas, lessons, and differentiated resources for the upper elementary classroom.
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It's in the bag!
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Skeleton in the closet and skeleton in the cupboard - Grammarist

Skeleton in the closet and skeleton in the cupboard - Grammarist | Idioms! | Scoop.it
A skeleton in the closet and a skeleton in the cupboard are idioms that have been around since the 1800s. An idiom is a phrase that is used figuratively and is generally not to be taken literally. We will examine the meaning of a skeleton in the closet and a skeleton in the cupboard, where […]
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What's in your closet?
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At face value

At face value | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Idiom: at face value
Example 1- Sales representatives will do anything to sell you their product.  So, don’t take their word at face value.
Example 2- Charlie is very smart; if he gives you legal advice, you should take it at face value.
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Learning a New Language Later in Life Helps Keep Your Brain Healthy | Big Think

Learning a New Language Later in Life Helps Keep Your Brain Healthy | Big Think | Idioms! | Scoop.it
It's never too late to learn a new language. In fact, it's probably most beneficial to do so later in life.
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It's never too late to learn a new language!!

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Horsing around

Horsing around | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Idiom: "horsing around"
Example:Mariela:  Minami, you really should pay more attention in your Idioms class. I don’t think you pay attention in class, you are always horsing around.Minami: Horsing around?
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Learn from natural English conversation – Travel stories

Learn from natural English conversation – Travel stories | Idioms! | Scoop.it
This episode we’re all here sharing our favourite stories from some of our journeys abroad.
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hit the ceiling

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hit the ceiling or hit the roof  {v. phr.},  {slang}
To become violently angry; go into a rage.
When Elaine came home at three in the morning, her father hit the ceiling.
Bob hit the roof when Joe teased him.
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ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom

ELLs and Their Peers: What They Teach Each Other in the Classroom | Idioms! | Scoop.it
A group of researchers at the University of Virginia will study how the social interactions between ELLs and their fluent English-speaking peers in mainstream classrooms impact learning.
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This topic is near and dear to my heart!

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Idioms to Learn Today

Idioms to Learn Today | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Learn/refresh your knowledge against this set!
Then check yourself by running flashcard test by definitions or by descriptions.
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To Be Floored

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Idiom: “to be floored” Meaning:  To shocked, surprised, or overwhelmed by something
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Jenny: Hey, Johnny! Did you hear that Jane and Craig are getting a divorced?
Johnny:  No, I haven't heard that.
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To Be Swamped

Idiom: “to be swamped”
Meaning:  To be overwhelmed with a great amount of work or obligations
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Jackie: I’m so tired! I think I’ve been up for about 48 hours.
Johnny:  Oh, no. Why haven’t you been sleeping?
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Chickens “changed the world.” So why do we ignore them?

Chickens “changed the world.” So why do we ignore them? | Idioms! | Scoop.it
About 20 billion chickens, mostly white, live on farms around the world.
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Who rules the roost?
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Three Idioms Across the World

Three Idioms Across the World | Idioms! | Scoop.it
In American English, "Joe Average" is your regular guy, "Nowhereseville" is that far-away town, and "when pigs fly" is practically never. Who knew these idioms,
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Average Joe!
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Idiom: The Grass Is Always Greener

When you learn real English you will hear many English language idioms (both American idioms and English idioms). In this video Kristin talks about the American English idiom "The Grass Is...
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ELL Teachers Connect and Learn in Twitter Chats

ELL Teachers Connect and Learn in Twitter Chats | Idioms! | Scoop.it
A weekly Twitter chat connects teachers of English-language learners to discuss, debate, and advise one another on numerous topics.
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Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain

Learning a New Language at Any Age Helps the Brain | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Learning a second language -- whether during infancy, childhood or the teen years -- may improve a person's thinking skills, a new study suggests.
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If the idiom fits, wear it - Richmond News

If the idiom fits, wear it - Richmond News | Idioms! | Scoop.it
If the idiom fits, wear it
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Defined as an expression peculiar to a language, idiom has its origins in the Greek word "idioma," meaning peculiarity.
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Three Surprising Ways to Use Technology to Learn a Language

Three Surprising Ways to Use Technology to Learn a Language | Idioms! | Scoop.it
This article is by Katharine B. Nielson, the chief education officer at Voxy, a language-learning company based in New York City.
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Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain - Fusion

Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain - Fusion | Idioms! | Scoop.it
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Being Bilingual Is Good for Your Brain
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California, for instance, is now home to an explosion of dual-language immersion programs, where 5-year-olds learn in Italian and Japanese.

Via Dr. Kathleen Contreras
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Learn from natural English conversation – Money

Learn from natural English conversation – Money | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Every place on earth has some sort of money system, but everyone does it a little bit differently. Listen to this episode where Harp and Andrew talk about their experiences with money in Canada.
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Grammar Guru

Grammar Guru | Idioms! | Scoop.it
Phrasal Verbs! A phrasal verb is a verb that has two parts: a verb and a participle. A participle looks like a preposition but acts differently. Particles change the meaning of the verb. For exampl...
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