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ESPRESSO ENGLISH

This web page offers some sample lessons and some free downloads as you see below

DOWLOADABLE  BOOK

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Free Samples of Espresso English E-Books & Courses – Espresso English  

Right-click on each link and then select “Save” or “Save as…” to download it.

English Listening Course

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course

Business English Course

English Idioms Course

1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day E-Book

600+ Confusing English Words Explained E-Book

Slang & Informal English E-Book

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Learn an idiom every day

From August 2014, it has been published an interesting collection of idiom cards created by idiom land .

For each idioms you can find:

Its usage in a movie, with the short transcrip of the dialogue

Its explanation in a card 

A funny idiom card

Of course, you can download the idiom land  application on your mobile phone or on the app store but you have to pay for it.

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3 more idioms

Here 3 more idioms  taken from “enjoyable teaching” 

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BITS: English Language Learning songs

BITS is a great and useful page created by Skip Reske. As he says, the only purpose of this site is to help students improve their listening and reading comprehension of the English language.
‘BITS English Language Learning’ is completely non-profit and contains no advertising.

– Songs in English: Listen – Read – Sing
Songs With Sing-Along / Read-Along Lyrics

 

You will find many, many songs realted with: 

Johnny Cash songs: The Last Years, The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”, Emmy lou Harris songs- The Early Years, John Gorka songs, John Prine songs, Kate Wolfsongs, Emmylou Harris Duets, The Be Good Tanyas, The Everbodyfields, O Brother, Where Art Thou? : songs from the movie , The Beach Boys, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Merle Haggard  –  Dwight Yoakam, Bob Dylan – songs from the early years, The Supremes , Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Waits, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs , Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly  –  Richtie Valens, Elvis Presley – songs from the early years, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Grace Slick  / Janis Joplin, The Fleetwoods, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Ace, Otis Redding, Crosby – Stills and Nash, Tracy Chapman, The Byrds,  Love Lost  , Anti-War- Dystopian & Apocalyptic Songs , Doo Wop Music,Cat Stevens , The Grateful Dead – ‘American Beauty’ ,Delta Blues: Mississippi John Hurt, Texas Blues: Mance Lipscomb, The Bee Gees , Songs for Summer,Songs for Spring, Songs for Winter, Songs for Autumn, Songs of Cities and Towns, Songs of Cars, Songs of Protest, Revolt, and Revolution, Songs of Friendship, Songs about drugs and alcohol, Bluegrass Ballads, A Blues Sampler, Six People, Cowboys songs, “Talking” Songs, America, Songs of Hope and Happiness, Songs of young love, Canadian Folk Singers

Marty Robbins

         “El paso” (Marty Robbins)  is one of my favourites from this wonderful collection (click on the image to sing-along)

 

 

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6 GROUPS OF IDIOMS

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                From this interesting page  I have taken                           the idioms I share below.

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IDIOMS CARDS

idioms cardsidiomcardsThis is a free set of 50 printable idioms cards  (just click) to play different games with your pupils.

This free set of idioms cards comes from INSTANT DISPLAY. Thank you very much!

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IDIOMS FROM WOODWARD

Here you have 11 illustrated idioms with explanations and examples of use. Just click on those  you are interested in  to download.

All the idioms of this collection are from  woodward english

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IDIOMS: TIME

How to use these time idioms:

Beat the clock: “Burcu beat the clock and booked a Kaplan English course before prices increased!”
Turn back the hands of time: “Phil had to turn back the hands of time and wear his tracksuit from the 1990s for a fancy dress party.”
Kill time: “Mike arrived to the party early so he had to kill time waiting outside the venue.”
Once in a blue moon: “Rob buys a round at the bar once in a blue moon.”
Behind the times: “Chase is behind the times because he just listens to Simon & Garfunkel all day.
Time flies: “Time flies at a party because you’re having so much fun!”
Wasting time: “Hazel was just wasting time at the bus stop playing on her phone.”
The big time: “Leo made the big time when he was promoted the boss of the company.”

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IDIOMS: MUSIC

How to use these animal idioms:

Elevator music: “Kevin hated going shopping in the mall. He was tired of all the elevator music!”
Ring a bell: “Tina was sure that she had heard that music idiom before. It certainly did ring a bell!”
For a song: “Roy was selling his collection of toys very cheaply. They were going for a song!”
Like a broken record: “Hazel was tired of listening to Rob talk about Manchester United all the time. He sounded just like a broken record!”
Blow your own trumpet: “Chase’s boss told him to ‘Blow your own trumpet‘ after he succeeded at work.”
Jam session: “Daryl and John got together in the studio for a jam session. They were thinking up ideas for their new album.”
Call the tune: “Juan was keen to call the tune in the meeting. He wanted to take control of the team.”
Blow the whistle: “Martin had to blow the whistle at work when he saw Hazel stealing from the stationary cupboard.”

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IDIOMS THROUGH PICTURES

This is a very good blog where you can find  different resources.

Among them don’t forget to have  a look at all these fun and common idioms, beautifully illustrated.

 Improve the way you speak English by idioms. If you’re studying English, speaking more like a native will be music to your teacher’s ears.

Learn how to use all these  idioms in everyday conversation by checking out the example sentences below the graphics.

Click on the images below and you will go directly to the collection.

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY from KAPLAN international English !!!!

ANIMAL IDIOMS

FOOD IDIOMS

LOVE IDIOMS

LOVE IDIOMS

WEATHER IDIOMS

BODY IDIOMS

HAPPYNESS IDIOMS

MONEY IDIOMS

SHHH IDIOMS

COLOUR IDIOMS

JUMP IDIOMS

MUSIC IDIOMS

TIME IDIOMS

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