Why must I learn
To help you understand
normal spoken English.
English speakers frequently use Idioms when they
speak, even in serious and business situations.
What is an Idiom?
An Idiom is an expression
with a meaning sometimes completely different from the meaning of the words - for example,
if a person says:
It was a piece of cake!
perhaps he is talking about something he ate (the
context will help) but if not he means that:
It was very easy
There are hundreds and hundreds of these idioms, but only some of them are frequently used
and sound normal in natural speech.
English.Web software has a unique list of these frequently used Idioms and you
can learn quickly the important general and business idioms. If you use the
non-frequent idioms, your English can sound quite funny. (For example not many people say
'It's raining cats and dogs' in real life!)
How do I begin?
The first objective is to understand
the Idioms when you hear them; the second objective is to use them yourself (this makes
your English more natural).
There are 10 Groups: divided
into General and Business Idioms.
The Practice Page for each group has LEARN and TEST. Use LEARN to see the idioms in
the group you want one after the other. You will see an example, an explanation.
When you are ready you can use TEST. You see the example without the verb, the
explanation, a dash-map (the verb with some letters not there - for example I_iom_). Press
ANSWER to see the answer. Remember: pay attention to the example sentence, and when you
begin to use the verbs make your first sentences very close to the example you see
here. Good Luck!
Choose a Group to Learn and Test