40 English Idioms You Need To Know
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40 English Idioms You Need To Know

Learn 40 Very Common English Idioms
4.4 (135 ratings)
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9,782 students enrolled
Created by Joe Crossman
Last updated 12/2017
English
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course, you will be able to understand 40 very common English idioms and be able to remember and use them in your daily life.
  • At the end of this course, you will be able to speak with native speakers better.
  • At the end of this course, you will be able to better understand English TV shows and movies.
  • At the end of this course, you will have learned and you will remember all of these common idioms.
Requirements
  • You should be at least pre-intermediate level in English or higher.
  • You should have an interest in learning more English vocabulary.
  • You should want to have some fun while learning.
Description

  • This course will present 40 very common English idioms in a variety of ways with explanations, situations, and exercises. These idioms are often heard in everyday speech in conversations and in movies and on TV. Learning them will help you understand English more and improve your ability to communicate.


  • All of the videos are narrated by me, Joe, a native speaking English teacher with over 20 years of experience of teaching students of all ages and ability levels. The videos also have slides that present the main ideas, questions, and situations, so that you will be able to fully understand the idioms. 


  • The idioms are presented and then you will be tested to check their understanding and memory. You will be able to pause the videos if needed before your knowledge is checked. 


  • I have also included some small and useful quizzes throughout the course. These quizzes will help you remember, understand and strengthen your knowledge of the 40 idioms in the course. The quizzes are easy to understand and take, and afterwards you will have full command of these 40 everyday idioms. 

            



Who this course is for:
  • Students who want to improve their understanding of English idioms both for listening and speaking
  • Students who want to improve their ability to understand English
  • Students who have an interest in improving the English skills.
Course content
Expand 26 lectures 02:23:08
+ Introduction
26 lectures 02:23:08

This short video gives an introduction to who I am, as well as what students can expect in this course.

Preview 01:34

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms A lemon and Once in a blue moon. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Preview 07:17

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Are You Kidding Me and Add Insult to Injury. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Preview 05:41

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Break the Ice and Break a Leg. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Break the Ice / Break a Leg
07:07

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms By the Book and Down the Toilet. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

By The Book / Down The Toilet
06:33

This video provides a quiz on the idioms presented in the first four videos of the course.

Quiz #1
07:17

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms By the Skin of Your Teeth and Around the Clock. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

By the Skin of Your Teeth / Around the Clock
06:11

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Cost an Arm and a Leg and Get a Leg Up On. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Cost an Arm and a Leg / Get a Leg Up On
05:39

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Couch Potato and Piece of Cake. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Coach Potato / Piece of Cake
05:13

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Game On and Tied Up. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Game On / Tied Up
04:58

This video provides a good review for the idioms learned in lectures 7 to 10.

Quiz #2
06:43

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Give Someone the Cold Shoulder and Give Someone the Boot. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Give Someone the Cold Shoulder / Give Someone the Boot
05:19

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Hit the Books and Hold your Horses. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Hit the Books / Hold Your Horses
05:05

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms In the Bag and Take a Back Seat. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

In the Bag / Take a Back Seat
05:04

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Music to My Ears and Face the Music. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Music to My Ears / Face the Music
05:03

This video provides a short review for all of the idioms learned in the last four lectures.

Quiz #3
06:01

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Pass the Buck and Score. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Pass the Buck / Score
04:50

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Run the Numbers and On the Clock. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Run the Numbers / On the Clock
04:57

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Singing a Different Tune and Tune Someone Out. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Singing a Different Tune / Tune Someone Out
05:10

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Smells Fishy and Dressed to Kill. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Smells Fishy / Dressed to Kill
05:12

This video provides a good review for the idioms presented in the lectures 17 to 20.

Quiz #4
05:51

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Spill the Beans and Take a Rain Check. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Spills the Beans / Take a Rain Check
04:45

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Hit the Spot and You Can Say That Again. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

That Hit the Spot / You Can Say That Again
04:33

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms Things That Go Bump in the Night and A Night to Remember. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

Things That Go Bump in the Night / A Night to Remember
05:21

This short video gives the meanings and examples for the idioms When the Chips are Down and Phoned It In. There are also some practice activities so students can make sure they learn and remember these idioms.

When the Chips Are Down / Phoned it In
05:27

This short video provides a quiz so students can review the idioms presented in the last for lectures.

Quiz #5
06:17