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!

 

 

KITCHEN UTENSILS VOCABULARY

Go on… have a go at this little exercise I’ve prepared for you!

Need to see the answers again? See below.

 

 

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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NB-1 VOCABULARY – ROOMS

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1. BEDROOM VOCABULARY

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2. BATHROOM VOCABULARY BATHROOM VOCAB

NB-1 (FILE 8B) HOUSE PARTS – ROOMS

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NB-1 RIDDLE NUMBER 3

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NA-1 HOW TO ARGUE!

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Useful  Vocabulary

“I’m listening to the other side.”

  • I see your point, but I think…
  • Yes, I understand, but my opinion is that…
  • That’s all very interesting, but the problem is that…
  • I’m afraid I can’t quite agree with your point.
  • I think I’ve got your point, now let me respond to it.
  • We can see what you’re saying. Here’s my reply…

“I need to say something now.”

  • I’m sorry to interrupt, but you’ve misunderstood our point.
  • Excuse me, but that’s not quite correct.
  • Sorry, I just have to disagree with your point.
  • Let me just respond to that, please.
  • Forgive me for interrupting, but I must respond to that.
  • Hold on a moment, that’s not correct.
  • If you would allow me to add a comment here…
  • If you don’t mind, I’d like to take issue with what you just said.

 

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