English Idioms | ESL lessons to improve fluency

Improve your comprehension and make yourself sound more like a native speaker with idiomatic phrases and expressions

If you’re learning English, you will have probably heard people using phrases that don’t always make sense.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn some common idioms used in everyday speech.
  • Improve your comprehension and communication skills.
  • Learn to use the idioms in your own conversations by looking at the meaning and grammar behind them.
  • Look at some real-life examples of the idioms in use.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • A bit of grammar –> 12 lectures • 1hr 29min.
  • Recap Quiz (idioms 1 to 10) –> 3 lectures • 6min.
  • Idioms 11 to 20 –> 10 lectures • 1hr 16min.
  • Recap Quiz (idioms 11 to 20) –> 11 lectures • 22min.
  • Idioms 21 – –> 4 lectures • 28min.

English Idioms | ESL lessons to improve fluency

Requirements

  • You’ll need to have an intermediary grasp of the English language.

If you’re learning English, you will have probably heard people using phrases that don’t always make sense.

You might have heard people say things like:

“He’s driving me nuts!”

“Your guess is as good as mine”

or

“I’ve had it up to here with you”

These phrases are known as idioms. Idioms exist in every language, but what are they?

An idiom is a phrase or an expression that does not make sense literally. Instead, it has a figurative meaning that is different from its literal meaning.

If somebody says, “He’s driving me nuts”, it does not mean that somebody is driving, and it has nothing to do with nuts!

In fact, “He’s driving me nuts” means “He is annoying me”.

Native speakers of English will naturally inherit idioms because they will have heard them growing up. However, if you are learning English as a second language and it is not your native language, idioms can be extremely difficult to understand.

This course is for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their comprehension skills. The course is taught entirely in English by me, a native British English speaker, and we’re going to look at the most useful idioms in English.

So, let’s crack on!

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