Using LIKE in Casual Conversation

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In this English idiom lesson, we are going to look at the word like. I am sure you know how to use like as a verb meaning fondness or enjoyment. For example, I like pizza! But the word like has some very interesting uses in colloquial, everyday SPOKEN English. Here are a few examples of how like is used these …

What Order Do Adjectives Go In?

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Have you seen my dog, Max? He’s a cute, little, black, Boston Terrier. He is a puppy and so he is a wild and energetic little dog. And he is a loyal watchdog too. No matter where I am in the house, he stays by my side. Today, I want to look at the order of adjectives. As you know, …

PAY AN ARM AND A LEG – American Idiom Lesson

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When you feel that something is very expensive….or even too expensive, you can describe that feeling with an idiom: To Pay An Arm And A Leg. Imagine that something is so expensive that you can only pay by giving one or two of your body parts! That would be something very expensive! You can say that you pay an arm …

HOOK UP – Phrasal Verb English Lesson

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What does the phrasal verb hook up mean? Well,hook up is an interesting expression with a few different uses and meanings. Let’s check it out! The most common use and meaning is “to meet” or “get together:”     – Let’s hook up after work and go for a drink.     – Tom hooked up with a bunch of guys who …

FISHY – An American Idiom Lesson

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FISHY What does it mean when someone says that something is fishy? Well, when fish is not fresh, it has a bad smell. We can’t trust or believe that the fish is fresh if it smells bad. So the idiom fishy means that the thing you heard is probably not true. Something that is fishy is suspicious. I think Tommy’s …

GET THE BOOT – An American Idiom Lesson

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GET THE BOOT What does it mean when someone says get the boot? Well, the idiom, get the boot means to be forced to leave some place. We often use get the boot to mean to get fired from a job, but it can be used in other situations. If you don’t reach your sales target by the end of …

YouTube English Grammar Lesson – Second Conditional With IF

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Here is another YouTube English lesson for you! For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at using IF to imagine something. We use this grammar to talk about hypothetical situations. It’s called the SECOND CONDITIONAL. I hope you like this lesson…if you do, please take a minute and subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you know anyone who might …