GROW YOUR IDIOMS! (7)

Idiom 7:  LIKE THE CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM Meaning: If you look like the cat that got the cream you look very pleased with yourself because you’ve achieved something (that others haven’t). The expression is also often used with the verbs ‘be‘, ‘act‘ and ‘behave‘. Examples: I wonder what John was talking to the boss about….

Spot the Mistakes (40)

Which of these sentences are gramatically incorrect?  “Hi! Are you Juan?” – “Yes, I’m.” May you help me move the sofa? He has forty years old. They’re on a ten-days trip to South Africa. I didn’t go for swim as the water was very freezing. We’re thinking to buy a house. Do you remember where…

CT Quiz 566

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉. beyond _____; to call into _____; to bombard somebody with _____s;

Improve Your Accent! (18) – TV and Film

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. You don’t need to worry about learning to write them just to recognise them. Do my quickie Improve Your Accent exercises and you’ll pick them up in no time, plus you’ll improve your pronunciation and your listening skills…

CT Quiz 565

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉. It’s my _____ or the highway; out of harm’s _____; to my _____ of thinking;

Improve Your Accent! (17) – Health and The Body

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. Can you ‘decipher’ these 10 words related to Health and the Body? Answers ➡️      

CT Quiz 564

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉. to _____ your match; to _____ a deadline; to _____ your maker;

Modals (2): Certainty (present) – Must vs. Can’t

Rephrase these sentences using ‘can’t’ or ‘must’: Example: I’m sure Nick likes you as he’s always looking at you. ➡️ Nick must like you as he’s always looking at you. 1. I’m certain they aren’t at home as there are no lights on. 2. It’s impossible you are tired as you slept for ten hours!…

Handy Prepositional Phrases (3): For

for a change for a start for the moment for luck for nothing for certain / sure for good for sale Examples: I’m always cooking. Why don’t you cook for a change? I won’t get the job. For a start, I don’t have enough experience. You can stay with us for the moment but then…

CT Quiz 563

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉. to be _____ in stone; to be _____ in your ways; to _____ sth in motion;

Handy Prepositional Phrases (2): BY

by chance by all means by force by mistake by myself / yourself, etc by far by the time by now by heart by post/hand by sight   Examples: By chance a bus was coming just as I reached the bus stop. “May I close the window?” – “Yes, by all means.” The climate change…