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English Idioms for B2 learners

Learn the idioms for a B2 level of English and how to use them. These can also help you pass the FCE exam.
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Created by Justin Noppe
Last updated 8/2015
English
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 17 mins on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Identify the most common idioms for a B2 level
Use the 12 most typical idioms
Pronounce the idioms correctly like a native speaker
Structure their speaking practice
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Requirements
  • You should already have a B1 level of English
Description

This course goes through the twelve most common idioms required by learners at a B2 level of English. In each lecture you will the form, meaning and context of each idiom with focus on pronunciation to help you speak better as well as focus on a few key examples.
The first section is made up of a few ideas to prepare you before you study, the second section introduces our target language and the third section gives guide lines on how to practice and drill the idioms in order to become automatic. The course should take two weeks to complete at one idiom per day.

Learners always ask teachers for idioms and often they make mistakes because the idioms have specific situations you need to use. This course will look at these situations and help you master the idioms.


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for upper intermediate learners of English who want to learn the most common idioms needed to go to an advanced level of English. You should have an understanding of basic grammar and have a regular study habit.
  • This course is not for learners who can't use or don't know how to use basic grammar
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:05

A quick introduction of who I am and what the course holds and how it is structured.
Idioms are great! Did you get the idiom in the course image? Cycling is my cup of tea :)

Preview 02:05
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Before we begin
3 Lectures 04:53

In this lecture we will discuss the 3 things you need to know and think about when you learn a new piece of vocabulary. At the end of this lecture you will be able to learn vocabulary faster and more complete

Preview 01:18

In this lecture we will look at the three things you need to think about in order to classify new language. By the end of this lecture, you will have a good idea about how to use this in order to stop translation and start thinking in English.

Preview 02:13

In this lecture we will look at a simple problem: translating. At the beginning of this video you might not agree with me, but at the end of the video you should see that translating helps keep the brain thinking in your first language.

Preview 01:22
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Idioms
12 Lectures 26:15

In this lecture we will look at our first idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "break the ice" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Preview 02:46

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 1
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our second idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "break someone's heart" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 2
02:15

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 2
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our third idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "take someone's breath away" with a few example sentences to help your learning.
Here is a video to help you remember the idiom: https://youtu.be/fUis9yny_lI?t=48

Preview 02:22

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 3
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our forth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "piece of cake" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 4
01:55

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 4
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our fifth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "cross my mind" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 5
02:39

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 5
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our sixth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "can't take/ keep my eyes off you" with a few example sentences to help your learning.
Here is a video to help you remember the idiom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rore790l_sk

Idiom number 6
02:02

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 6
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our seventh idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "have an eye for something" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 7
01:49

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 7
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our eighth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "look somebody in the eye" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 8
01:49

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 8
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our ninth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "over the moon" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 9
01:48

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 9
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our tenth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "out of nowhere" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 10
02:47

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 10
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our eleventh idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "be a pain" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 11
01:42

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 11
3 questions

In this lecture we will look at our twelfth idiom. By the end of the lecture you will know the written form, pronunciation, meaning and typical contexts for the idiom "lose track of" with a few example sentences to help your learning.

Idiom number 12
02:21

a short quiz to check your memory of the idiom

Idiom 12
3 questions
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How to practise
15 Lectures 25:11

In this lecture we will look at the simple principle of repetition. By the end of this video you will know that the fastest way to study new vocabulary completely is by simple repetition.

Repetition
02:37

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 1
02:02

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 2
01:38

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 3
00:47

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 4
00:52

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 5
01:16

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 6
00:51

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 7
01:02

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 8
01:39

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 9
01:26

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 10
01:49

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 11
01:14

By the end of this lecture, you will be able to pronounce the idiom correctly and practise your pronunciation alone.

Pronunciation 12
02:36

In this lecture we will look at modifying and adding to our practice by trying to use it in our daily lives. It is quite typical that learners run before they can walk and because of this, there are normally a lot of problems. Repeat first, then roleplay.

Roleplay
01:59

In this lecture we will look at how to improve on your own. How do you know if you are improving your speaking or getting worse? By the end of this video, you will know how to check your speaking and organise your changes that you need to make: first - words, second - pronunciation, third - body.

Check out my blog post where I used this method to practise some Korean: http://www.languagehand.com/korean-language-challenge/

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About the Instructor
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Senior English Language Teacher and Teacher Trainer

Justin is a well-experienced TEFL teacher who has a great amount of knowledge. He helps learners to become fluent. He prefers teaching upper intermediate learners who feel stuck and need help getting their English to higher levels.

Justin focuses on the skill of speaking and helping learners change their brain to speak automatically, without needing to think.

Having worked in Indonesia, France, Argentina, and Thailand, Justin has experience with many languages, cultures and different types of students. Living and teaching in London is where Justin feels at home and he teaches learners from all different countries who want more from their English.








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