GO OFF – English Idiom Lesson

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GO OFF Go off means to ring. When an alarm or bell goes off, it begins to ring. My alarm clock goes off every morning at 6 o’clock. THe smoke alarm goes off whenever I cook fish. What time does your alarm clock go off? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not …

Give Away – Phrasal Verb English Lesson

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Give Away Give away means to distribute for free. The bakery near my office was giving away samples of their donuts! In Tokyo, they give away packs of pocket tissues near the train stations. Do they give anything away where you live? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! …

Sleep On It – American Idiom Lesson

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Sleep On It When you to sleep on something, it means that you need to consider that thing very carefully. Let me see…Going sky diving? I think I need to sleep on it. When I asked my boss if I could get a day off on Friday, he said he needs to sleep on it! How about you? Have you …

Pop The Question – American Idiom Lesson

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Pop The Question Pop means to suddenly appear. The “question”is, “will you marry me?” When someone pops the question, they propose marriage. Tommy and Kathy have been dating for five years and he finally popped the question. I heard that Mark popped the question when he took his girlfriend to Paris. How romantic! I heard from my mother that my …

Jam-Packed – American Idiom Lesson

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Jam-Packed When a place is jam-packed, it’s filled with people. When a space is jam-packed, it’s filled with many things. The train was jam-packed this morning. My suitcase is always jam-packed! How about you? Is the train or bus you take jam packed? If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them …

During vs. While – Learn The Difference!

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Let’s have a look at the difference between during and while. It was cold during the day today. During work, I looked out the window and noticed people were carrying umbrellas while walking on the street. It wasn’t raining early in the morning while I was walking to the office, but it started raining hard during the afternoon while I …

Look Up – Phrasal Verb English Lesson

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Look Up When you look something up you check it or search for information in some kind of reference book or online. etc. I always advise my students to look up unfamiliar words in an English-English dictionary. I looked up the phone number of a restaurant. What have you looked up recently? If you know anyone who might be interested …