Money Idioms

July 30th, 2017 in English Learning

To tighten the purse strings

To tighten the purse strings is to reduce expenditure.

  • If we want to buy an apartment we’ll have to tighten the purse strings a bit.

Body Idioms

July 28th, 2017 in English Learning

A large number of idioms are formed with the names of body parts. Here is a list of them.

First-hand

To experience something first hand is to experience it yourself

Common Idiomatic Expressions

July 24th, 2017 in Expressions

A hidden agenda

When somebody has a hidden agenda, they have a secret motive for doing something.

  • It would be foolish of us to believe everything that she says. I really suspect that she has a hidden agenda.

Tenses Exercise

July 24th, 2017 in English Learning

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate tense form.

1. I …………………. him for a long time.

a) have known
b) knew
c) know

2. This …………………….. on for a while.

Some More Conversational Structures

July 23rd, 2017 in English Learning

I’m in a hurry

When you are in a hurry, you are not able to wait to do something because you do not have enough time.

Some Common Expressions in English

July 20th, 2017 in English Learning

OK

This is one of the most common expressions used in English. OK means all right. OK is sometimes written as okay.

Vocabulary Exercise

July 20th, 2017 in Improve English

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the bracket.

1. What a ………………….. spring day! (glory)

2. It was a ………………. winter day. (gloom)