Baby Idioms

Baby Idioms

Intrepid English · Baby Idioms We are delighted to announce the arrival of the latest member of the Intrepid English family; our wonderful teacher, Jen, has given birth to a beautiful baby girl and we are pleased to report that mother, baby and family are all doing well. Congratulations, Jen! In celebration, I’ve polished up […]

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

House and Home Idioms – Part 3

Intrepid English · House & Home Idioms Part 3 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 and Home Idioms – Part 2

House and Home Idioms – Part 2

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 […]

Music Idioms

Music Idioms

Music is an essential part of life. It influences our culture, our fashion and our language. There are too many music-related idioms in the English language to cover in one blog post, so here are five of the most common musical idioms. Try to use them all in your English conversations this week. 1. Music to my ears […]

Water Idioms

Water Idioms

Did you know that there are more than 25,000 idiomatic phrases in English? Idioms are used in everyday language to add fluency and description to a sentence. They can be difficult for English learners to understand because the meaning of the idiom often has nothing to do with the individual words within the idiom. For instance, when […]

Idioms

Idioms

Vocabulary found in this blog derive (verb) obtain something from (a specified source). literally (adverb) in a literal manner or sense; exactly. literal (adj) taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration. context (noun) the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of […]