100 idioms for TOEFL, TOEIC, FCE or CAE
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100 idioms for TOEFL, TOEIC, FCE or CAE

Learn idioms in order to speak and write like a native!
4.7 (159 ratings)
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Created by Marta Patkowska
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 21 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • remember 100 idioms connected to 10 different subjects
  • have a better chance of getting a higher score on the language proficiency exams
  • speak and write in a more native-like manner
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Requirements
  • Intermediate level of English
Description

During this course you will learn 100 idioms connected to 10 different subjects. You will learn the meaning of the idioms and you will also know how to use them in sentences. If you are a visual learner it will be easier for you because there is a picture to each idiom! Also those who learn from what they hear will find it useful as there are 10 video lectures to follow.

The use of idioms is essential for everyday life conversations because it will help you sound more natural and native-like. Also, by using idioms you will make your writing seem more creative and interesting. If you are planning to take a language proficiency exam you should also consider taking this course as you will have a better chance of getting a higher score. How? You will improve your ability to understand written and spoken English let alone produce creative written essays or interesting speeches during oral exams.

Take this course now to make progress in your journey of learning English idioms! Good luck!

Who is the target audience?
  • for people who want to get the highest score on TOEFL, TOEIC, FCE or CAE exams
  • for people who want to learn English for work or school
  • for people who are visual learners who learn faster when they see pictures
  • for people who want to seem more native-like in speaking or writing
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
01:19:33
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Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 03:56

This is an introduction to what we are going to do during the course.   It explains how the course is structured and how to follow the course in order to get the best results.

Preview 03:56
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Part 1 - Thoughts and ideas
1 Lecture 07:52

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.blue-sky thinking

2.bee in one’s bonnet

3.cloud cuckoo land

4.harebrained idea

5.light-bulb moment

6.penny for the thoughts

7.to lose the train of thought

8.to toy with the idea

9.to think outside the box

10.to think on one’s feet


Thoughts and ideas - idioms 1-10
07:52

1 Thoughts and ideas - quiz
5 questions
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Part 2 - Ambition and determination
1 Lecture 07:55

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.eager beaver

2.to have one’s heart set on something

3.to dig in one’s heels

4.to fight tooth and nail

5.to keep one’s nose to grindstone

6.to paddle one’s own canoe

7.to punch above one’s weight

8.to stick to one’s guns

9.to sink one’s teeth into

10.to go the extra mile

Ambition and determination - idioms 11-20
07:55

2 Ambition and determination - quiz
5 questions
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Part 3 - Behaviour
1 Lecture 07:11

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.to get on the high horse

2.to bark up the wrong tree

3.to bite hand that feeds you

4.to bury the hatchet

5.to do a moonlight flit

6.to go off the rails

7.to grin and bear it

8.to hit the panic button

9.to laugh up one’s sleeve

10.to make no bones about something


Behaviour - idioms 21-30
07:11

3 Behaviour - quiz
5 questions
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Part 4 - Risk
1 Lecture 07:52

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.a drowning man will clutch at a straw

2.a dicey situation

3.the coast is clear

4.to push the envelope

5.to test the waters

6.to throw caution to the wind

7.to skate on thin ice

8.to run a risk of something

9.to play chicken

10.to stick one’s neck out


Risk - idioms 31-40
07:52

4 Risk - quiz
5 questions
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Part 5 - Negotiations
1 Lecture 07:36

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.sticking point

2.blank cheque

3.back to the wall

4.to take stock of the situation

5.to play one’s cards right

6.to sell ice to eskimos

7.to bring nothing to the table

8.to have an ace up one’s sleeve

9.to sign on the dotted line

10.to clinch a deal


Preview 07:36

5 Negotiations - quiz
5 questions
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Part 6 - Decisions
1 Lecture 07:02

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.on the fence

2.toing and froing

3.the lesser of two evils

4.left hanging in the air

5.to drag one’s feet

6.to blow hot and cold

7.to chop and change

8.to be in a quandary

9.to split hairs

10.to put out feelers


Decisions - idioms 51-60
07:02

6 Decisions - quiz
5 questions
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Part 7 - Luck and opportunities
1 Lecture 08:00

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.Murphy’s law

2.that ship has sailed

3.to jump on the bandwagon

4.to make hay while the sun shines

5.to strike gold

6.to get a second bite at the cherry

7.to jump at the opportunity

8.to play a waiting game

9.to wait in the wings

10.to touch wood


Luck and opportunities - idioms 61-70
08:00

7 Luck and opportunities - quiz
5 questions
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Part 8 - Success and failure
1 Lecture 06:50

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.dead duck

2.cake not worth a candle

3.flash in the pan

4.feather in one’s cap

5.leaps and bounds

6.to go to the dogs

7.to throw in the towel

8.to be on the up and up

9.to hit pay dirt

10.to bear fruit


Success and failure - idioms 71-80
06:50

8 Success and failure - quiz
5 questions
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Part 9 - Problems and difficulties
1 Lecture 07:26

In this part you'll learn the following idioms:

1.can of worms

2.elephant in the room

3.in a pickle

4.ball and chain

5.light at the end of the tunnel

6.to break the back of the beast

7.to leave somebody high and dry

8.to take the bull by the horns

9.to bite off more than one can chew

10.to juggle frogs


Preview 07:26

9 Problems and difficulties - quiz
5 questions
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About the Instructor
Marta Patkowska
4.8 Average rating
164 Reviews
5,561 Students
2 Courses
Udemy instructor, Translator, Teacher of English, M.A.

I am a teacher of English with over 10 years of experience. I have a Master's degree in English Philology and I have also completed postgraduate studies in specialized translation. I have taught children, teenagers and adults. I have prepared my students for a variety of different language courses, e.g. Cambridge Exams (FCE, CAE, CPE), TOEFL or TOEIC. 

My passion is to help others learn English. I am lucky because my passion is also my job :)

Apart from teaching I love traveling, meeting new people and doing sports :)