Thursday, January 10, 2008

Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions

Morning, dear all.

Yesterday we discussed some English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions in our class. We enjoyed the instruction well.

Our course book is a guide, not the Law. It’s really good to deviate and bring in - "student centered content". Real English is outside the classroom.

With Love, Nana

1) "Quit beating around the bush! If you don't want to go with me, just tell me!"
beat around the bush: evade an issue; avoid giving a direct answer.

2) bent out of shape: needlessly worried about something.
"I know you're worried about your job interview, but don't get bent out of shape. You'll do just fine."

3) at the eleventh hour: at the last minute; almost too late.
"Yes, I got the work done in time. I finished it at the eleventh hour, but I wasn't late.

4) be on the road: be traveling.
"You won't be able to contact me tomorrow because I'll be on the road."

5) as easy as pie: very easy.
"I thought you said this was a difficult problem. It isn't. In fact, it's as easy as pie."

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