Learn idioms in context and know how and when to use them. More than 100 of the most frequently used idioms in English today. Hundreds of new idioms and examples. It also has more notes to help with difficult vocabulary, study pages, exercises and pictures to aid learning and add interest.
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Learn what’s involved in speaking fluently in English and discover new
Discover new ways to practise and assess vocabulary and pronunciation to help
you use language communicatively.
This course is ideal if
You are a non-native English speaker and you want to use English more
accurately and effectively.
You are a native English speaker and you want to adjust the language you use
to be more useful.
You are finding pronunciation difficult.
You want to increase your vocabulary.
You find idioms challenging or confusing.
You want to make idioms more enjoyable to learn.
This course is about learning idioms.
You should already have
B2 level English or higher.
This course is appropriate for any level of experience.
Certificate of Completion
Your certificate is awarded at the end of the course.
Words really are the driving force of language. They're the most important
building blocks in how we express what we want to say. Pronunciation is how we
say it, and this is important too: This course will help you understand what it
means to know a idiom, and equip you
with the key terms, techniques and methods for you to use idioms effectively in speech.
When asked what they want to improve, many learners say they want to speak
English better, or speak more fluently.. This course explores how we can help
them do this and includes a range of activities that focus on speech and
You need to use English appropriately and confidently. This includes both
having a strong grasp of the way the language works, and also using the right
language at the right time. This course explains the kinds of language you
Together this ensures you use English in the best way.
Finally you’ll learn how to apply this knowledge.
Most of all, you’ll see how idiom
lessons can be fun and motivating as well as useful.
The course first explores what it means to be good at these skills.
By taking this course, you’ll learn
How to learn vocabulary skills more confidently.
The best ways to use English.
Read and complete exercises, from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Video, text and interactive activities to reinforce understanding.
Discussion forums on the course.
End-of-course quiz provides feedback and suggests areas for revision.
1 - 2 hours of study
This is an estimate. How long the course takes will depend on the amount of time you spend on the course activities, posting to the forums, etc.
This is how long you’ll have access to the course once you enrol.
Some interesting idiom meanings Unit (1-11)
Idiom = a group of words whose meaning is different from the meanings of the individual words (‘Let the cat out of the bag’ is an idiom meaning to tell a secret by mistake.)
Idiomatic = containing expressions that are natural to a native speaker of a language (She speaks fluent and idiomatic English.)