Idioms are everywhere in the English language, and there are plenty of animal-related idioms out there. With their nine lives, all-seeing eyes and ability to navigate many a situation or garden fence with grace and elegance, cats are the inspiration for a number of commonly-used idioms. Today, in celebration of this Saturday’s International Cat Day, […]
Welcome to the second part of my Common British Slang blog post. If you haven’t already, check out the first part of this two-part blog inspired by Intrepid English student, @tess, who asked us to teach her some common slang terms.
Phrasal verbs are notoriously difficult for English learners to master. This blog will give you a brief introduction (and some examples) to the world of phrasal verbs.
Here at Intrepid English, we love to help our students to understand all kinds of English. Whether it’s formal business English, phrases for exam preparation, or general conversational English. So, when Intrepid English student @tess asked us to teach her some common slang terms, I was more than happy to oblige.
Welcome to the third and final instalment of this blog post mini-series on ‘house and home’ related idioms. Make sure to check out parts one and two if you haven’t already. In this blog post, we will look at five idioms related to specific parts of the house. 1. Everything but the kitchen sink This is […]
Welcome to part two of this House and Home Idioms mini-series. In the first part of the series, I introduced five common idioms based around the theme of Houses and Homes: ‘go around the houses’, ‘get on like a house on fire’, ‘home truths’, ‘safe as houses’ and ‘the lights are on but nobody’s home’. If […]
Learning to understand and use idioms is a vital part of becoming fluent in English. Inspired by the current climate this blog post focuses on idioms related to houses and homes, where we are all spending the vast majority of our time at the moment. Check out these five house and home idioms and practise […]
What an unprecedented time we are in at the moment. A lot of us are adjusting to working from home whilst taking on full-time childcare responsibilities. (Who do we have to contact for our medal?!) We’re sending you all lots of positive vibes for this period of self-isolation, social distancing, lockdown, or whatever you’re calling […]
Hi everyone! I’m Tom. I’m one of the Intrepid English Teachers and I’d like to introduce myself to anyone who doesn’t know me already. Let’s get started! I am originally from Wales. I grew up in the capital city, Cardiff, which was where I did my undergraduate degree in English. Unlike a lot of other […]
Vocabulary comprise (verb) – to include ode (noun) – a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject critically acclaimed (phrase) – a piece of work that has received generally good reviews from a number of critics bagpipes (noun) – a traditional Scottish musical instrument Here in Scotland, the 25th […]