CONFESSIONS OF AN IDIOM

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Well, now school’s out for summer you’ll all be dying for some extra work over the long, hot months! How about taking a look at this video – see how many idioms you catch. Try learning  some of the ones that you find most interesting or useful; ones that you feel you are most likely to use. Try them out during the holidays with your friends and family (or even any tourists you meet)!

Note: You’ll find a list of all the idioms at the end of the video. But it’s up to you to find out their meaning and use. Just “google” each one and start using some of these fun and colourful expressions. Don’t forget, you can leave a comment below – try to use an idiom in a suitable context (you might try to tell an anecdote, for example) and I’ll let you know if I think you’ve used it appropriately!

 

 

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JUST FOR FUN…ANA BOTELLA

What on earth does J.M. Aznar mean when he says, “The sky, the heaven with the fingers”?

haha gifI received the following Whatsapp message a few weeks ago. Can you recognise the English versions of Spanish expressions?

Are any of them correct in English?

Find an adequate equivalent of some of them (to help you, try choosing up to 7 expressions that you are likely to use in Spanish). These websites may help you: SpanishIdiomDictionary and Tomísimo   SpanishDict

Now use those equivalent English expressions in brief conversations.

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More songs with binomials -FOUND BY STUDENTS

2009-2010:

SEE IPOD BELOW TO HEAR THESE SONGS, ALL OF WHICH CONTAIN A BINOMIAL IN THE TITLE OR IN THE LYRICS


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Music Playlist at MixPod.com

2010-2011:

SEE IPOD BELOW TO HEAR THESE SONGS, ALL OF WHICH CONTAIN A BINOMIAL IN THE TITLE OR IN THE LYRICS

Be another/a different kettle of fish

If you say that something or someone is a different kettle of fish, you mean that they are completely different from something or someone else that has been talked about.
EXAMPLES:
Andy was never very interested in school, but Anna, now she was a completely different kettle of fish.
I’d driven an automatic for years but learning to handle a car with gears is another kettle of fish altogether.

N.B. DO NOT CONFUSE WITH ” A FINE KETTLE OF FISH”

Now, this expression is completely different. It refers to a troublesome situation; a vexing problem. (Usually appears in the expression, This is a fine kettle of fish!)
EXAMPLES:
This is a fine kettle of fish. My husband is not here to meet me at the train station, and there’s no phone here for me to call him.
Alan: Oh, no! I’ve burned the roast. We don’t have anything to serve our guests as a main dish.
Jane: But they’ll be here any minute! This is a fine kettle of fish we’ve got ourselves into.

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