EGG IDIOMS, PROVERBS AND EXPRESSIONS

The Viral Egg is a meme inspired by a 19 year old from India. The aim was to get more likes on Instagram than Kylie Jenner’s announcement of the birth of her daughter, Stormi. The mission was successful, with the photo of a simple egg trending and taking over the rankings for the number one photo on Instagram. Egg memes …

JUST HAVING A LAUGH

In English we can use many expressions to mean that we are joking.  Many of these expressions are called idioms which are words combined together to mean something new. to pull someone’s leg If someone says that they are ‘just pulling your leg’ they mean they are not talking seriously and they are just joking.  You can also use this …

LIST OF ENGLISH TENSES

ACTIVE TENSES SIMPLE CONTINUOUS PERFECT PERFECT CONTINUOUS PRESENT work / works am / is / are working have / has worked have / has been working NEGATIVE FORM do not work / does not work am / is / are not working have / has not worked have / has not been working QUESTION FORM Do you work / Does ...

IDIOMS MEANING HAPPY

There are many idioms which can be used to express the meaning of being happy or happiness. Here are just a few: to make your day to be floating / walking on air to be thrilled to bits / pieces to be on top of the world to be on cloud nine to be over the moon to be in …

HOW MANY TENSES IN ENGLISH ?

As a learner of English, it is useful to think that there are three times in English; present, past and future.  These three times have 4 grammatical types: simple, continuous, perfect and perfect continuous. Thinking about time and tense in this way can make the tenses in English seem less confusing.  Once you understand the function of the Simple, Continuous, …

HOW TO LEARN ENGLISH AT HOME

KNOW YOUR LEVEL There are many free online English tests which you can use.  My favourite is the online Cambridge Test. BE YOUR OWN TEACHER – USE A STUDY GUIDE Teachers of English follow a syllabus or curriculum.  They do this to ensure that students learn the grammar and vocabulary which is suitable for their level of English.  Languages are …

TIME EXPRESSIONS

TIME IS MONEY TAKE YOUR TIME WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPENDING, WASTING AND KILLING TIME? TIME MANAGEMENT WHAT’S CORRECT DEADLINE OR DUE DATE? WORK AGAINST THE CLOCK TIMELINE RED LETTER DAY MAKE MY DAY WHAT A DAY CALL IT A DAY DRESS UP DAY ABOUT TIME ON TIME TIME FLIES WASTE TIME (in waiting) WHEN THE TIME COMES TIME WILL …

IDIOM GREENER PASTURES

This idiomatic expression is used to refer to a change that is for the better. It can be used to refer to a job, a country or even a romantic partnership. Below, you will find some examples of this idiom used in context. Example: 1. Their incomes fell by 14% last year, and almost 6,000 people left the country for …

DRESS UP

to dress up – means to wear a costume or fancy dress (special clothes for an event such as carnival).   This phrasal verb dress up is followed by AS or IN. Examples:  What are you going to wear for Carnival?   I’m going to dress up as Spiderman. I’m going to dress up in a Spiderman costume. Another verb with …