Improve your vocabulary with these idioms

Improve your vocabulary with these idioms.

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Context

Mrs. Watson (The class teacher) told a week ago that the school will be organizing a competition for acting and sports where there are going to be some big-shot personalities to judge and find out the real talent in us. I don’t know why, but when it comes to act and play, it is in my element.

For Joe (my close friend) it was definitely not an easy decision. He got nervous wreck (Click here!) fearing he might choke at the stage while performing. I encouraged him for a while, the next moment he was all ready, pumped up (Click here!) to take part in this competition.

Though I gave him much of the motivation so he takes part in the competition, but I really wanted that it should be his decision finally to perform at stage, so I asked him to sleep on it and then decide what he really wants to do.

I had to get to school earlier but since I slept in (Click here!), I got ready in few minutes, grabbed a bite to eat and reached the place.

The competition started and all performed as if they have been doing this for ages. Soon after the competition the results were announced which took us by surprise(surprised) when we heard that Joe won the competition. Though I did not win it, I was on cloud nine (Click here!) , maybe because one of my close friends has won it.

Idioms

Big-shot

big shot

Meaning

An important or famous person.

Example

  •  People making it to this award function are all big-shots.
  • You really don’t wanna mess with the director, he is a big-shot.

To be in one’s element

comfort

Meaning

It is used when you are completely comfortable doing something that comes very naturally.

Example

  • Doing cardio and stretches is in Ben’s element.
  • People don’t experience any adventure or fact when they try to be in their element.

Sleep on it

sleep on it

Meaning

It is used when you want the other person to think deeply about something and then give their final decision.

 Example

  • You are in anger now, sleep on it today and tell me your decision then.
  • I think you should sleep on it and then decide to quit or not, so you never regret it, after all not everyone gets to work here.

Note: It is said so because often times we react to someone/something in anger that we regret down the line. So there is a saying that if we sleep and then make a decision, it is in balanced state of mind because when something is important , making a decision after a good night sleep is a good decision.

Grab a bite to eat

grab a bite

Meaning

To get something to eat.

Example

  • Lemme grab something to eat and then we can go out.
  • Tony grabbed something to eat before office and went to his apartment right away (Click here!).

For ages

for ages

Meaning

From a long period of time.

Example

  • I have not tried basketball for ages.
  • I was surprised when a small kid performed at the event; it seemed he has been doing this for ages. 

Improve your English vocabulary with these idioms and make sure you make them your active vocabulary.

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Why English courses are not enough?

Why courses are not enough?

Hey there,

A warm welcome again to your own home ‘Your English Vocabulary’- The place for every English learner who has struggled a lot in their English skills and want to improve their spoken English and vocabulary and lemme tell you one thing for sure, with no strings attached (Click here!)

It was about eight years back when I was trying to find some magical guidance online which will turn me to a fluent English speaker. I switched to one website claiming to have provided 100% fluency like a native with their high and mighty statements like- ‘Only 50 seats limited, apply soon’ or ‘10000 people joined, when are you?” and etc. I was on cloud-nine finding my dream site but the high prices on the other hand blew my mind. Moreover the contents or blogs were funneled to purchase one after the other products on and off their sites (affiliate sites I meant).

I knew switching sites won’t bear any fruits because I did not want to mess up the whole thing by applying parts of my learning from each site, so I remained to one at a time and whenever I switched to the other I completely followed the new instructions given by the new English teacher. I took many offline courses where teachers claimed to provide material as well as techniques for the betterment of my spoken English and vocabulary. The bottom line after taking each course was a feeling which said- “My English still had a room for an improvement (as if something was missing)”.

Now since I felt this issue doesn’t mean that I was not serious about improving my English skills or the courses were bad. I won’t say they were bad, but the data inside each course was not enough to make me a confident English speaker.

You know why?

Because English is a vast topic which any teacher cannot teach you within one course or an eBook.

It has vocabulary, collocations, idioms, phrases etc. where each topic in itself is so wide and important that each topic should be paid attention to. Hence I created ‘Your English Vocabulary’ where we will take you step by step from your present state to advanced level English learners and speakers.

I won’t be throwing one full course one at a time; rather we will be covering each part of every category one by one so as to make everything clear and root it deep in your mind. If we want we can throw all our courses up at once, but it will be all in vain because there is casual link between each category (idioms, phrasal verbs, collocations etc.) which we developed to implant the understanding deep in your minds naturally and painlessly.

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