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20 Day English - Day 6: Upper intermediate idioms quiz

20 Day English - Day 6: Upper intermediate idioms quiz

Idioms are those phrases in English like "It's not my cup of tea". A group of words that when put together have a meaning that is completely different than the individual words would suggest.

There are really common idioms that students learn even at beginner level, like the one above with that famous cup of tea, meaning (I don't like that thing) or "it's a piece of cake" (meaning - it's very easy) 

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New Student Social Programme Events

New Student Social Programme Events

There is a new teacher organiser of the SGI London Student Social Programme now.

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Learn English idioms with cool street photos: Fun Friday #4

Learn English idioms with cool street photos: Fun Friday #4

You can learn English idioms the easy way, by seeing them depicted in cool street art photos. Fun Friday is about learning English without studying or trying too hard.

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Business English Idioms: Idioms Test

Business English Idioms: Idioms Test

Authentic sentences from the business world test the most common Business English idioms. Multiple choice English test with immediate results & answers. Advanced English level.

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Boxing Idioms: Nexus 7 v i-Pad

Boxing Idioms: Nexus 7 v i-Pad

Lots of boxing idioms used & explained in this article comparing tablet computers. These idioms can be used in business English to make you sound like a native speaker

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Idioms with LOSE: M&S have lost their way

Idioms with LOSE: M&S have lost their way

Idioms with lose are highlighted and explained below. If you use idioms when using English you will sound more natural and possibly even more like a native speaker!   Marks and Spencer is a famous UK company with shops in many British cities. This text is about the problems the company has.

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IELTS Speaking: Sport idioms & phrasal verbs

IELTS Speaking: Sport idioms & phrasal verbs

Sport idioms & phrasal verbs used in IELTS speaking sample answer & sample question. Also IELTS tips on how to improve your band score.

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Animal Idioms: An Oscar’s best friend

Animal Idioms: An Oscar’s best friend

A dark horse; top dog; having a whale of a time - What do these animal idioms mean? Find out in the article and vocabulary glossary

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Grammar: 'As' - Rules of Date Club

Grammar: 'As' - Rules of Date Club

How do you use 'as' in English? Lots of different uses of 'as' in the text and then the grammar explained...plus a video of 'As'

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Cold Idioms & Snow vocabulary: A snow day at home

Cold Idioms & Snow vocabulary: A snow day at home

Suggestions about what to do when the cold snap sets in. Plus lots of vocabulary about snow and interesting idioms about the 'cold'.

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