English Idioms

On these pages:

• Short texts, funny cartoons, and clear definitions help you to understand modern everyday English idioms.
• Interactive practice exercises check your learning and help you remember these useful phrases.
• ‘Listen and Speak’ activities practise the idioms in spoken English and improve your pronunciation.

Understand – Enjoy – Practise 

Choose from these topics and idioms:

People
1 Types of people – no rocket scientist, dark horse, party pooper
2 People in social situations – turn heads, full of yourself, lost for words
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2 Emotions
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
3 Social relations.
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
4 Dating and romance
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5 Life situations
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
6 Conversation
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
7 Thinking and learning
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
8 Action
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
9 Work and business
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
10 That’s bad!
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4