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Archive for April, 2013

New listening comprehension section for Idioms in English

Posted by englishlessons on April 30, 2013

AmEnglish.com has added a new listening comprehension section to all four volumes of Idioms in English. Starting with a picture, like the one below for “Jazz Release,” you can listen to a story or dialogue and then take a quiz to check your listening comprehension. This is a great way to practice for the listening section of the TOEIC® and TOEFL® tests. It will also improve listening comprehension, pronunciation, and vocabulary in English for:

  • Lectures and discussions at school

  • Conference calls and meetings at work

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    Jazz Release

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    Volume Two of Animal Tales now available

    Posted by englishlessons on April 30, 2013

    Read what people have to say about Animal Tales – Volume 1:

    With listening, reading, dictation, and review questions, Animal Tales has all the elements to make learning English fun and improve my general knowledge.

    – A. Crisafo

    I really like this English learning program. All the exercises are cool.

    – L. Dang

    In addition to learning new vocabulary, it is fun to learn about different animals. The poetry helps me to remember new words easily.

    – K. Vo

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    The Caribou

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    Idiom of the week -Put on a good face

    Posted by englishlessons on April 29, 2013

    Definition:

    pretend to be happy when this is not the case

    Examples:

    He was sad when his girlfriend moved away, but he put on a good face for his friends.

    She was disappointed about her test scores, but she put on a good face for her classmates.

    Picture it:

    Picture putting on a mask with a smile to cover up the sad expression on your face.

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    Idiom of the week – Read between the lines

    Posted by englishlessons on April 22, 2013

    Definition:

    try to understand someone’s real feelings or intentions from what they say or write

    Examples:

    He had to read between the lines to understand the politician’s real intent.

    It’s important not to take everything she says literally. You need to read between the lines.

    Picture it:

    Picture looking at the space between the lines of print to think about the true meaning.

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    Idioms in English TOEFL Listening Practice

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    Idiom of the week – Ramp up

    Posted by englishlessons on April 15, 2013

    Definition:

    increase the amount or size of something

    Examples:

    They’ve ramped up security at the airport because of an international conference.

    That company plans to ramp up their investment in research and development.

    Picture it:

    Picture a highway ramp rising up to connect to a higher road.

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    Idiom of the week – Written in stone

    Posted by englishlessons on April 8, 2013

    Definition:

    permanent; not subject to change

    Examples:

    This is a new set of procedures, so we’ll be modifying them. They aren’t written in stone.

    This policy may change. It’s not written in stone.

    Picture it:

    Picture words that are carved or written in stone. They have a sense of permanence. You cannot erase them easily.

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    Idiom of the week – Weed out

    Posted by englishlessons on April 1, 2013

    Definition:

    remove someone or something unwanted from a group or collection

    Examples:

    The manager asked his assistant to weed out the resumes that had grammar or spelling mistakes.

    The professor weeded out the less serious students by requiring large amounts of homework.

    Picture it:

    Picture removing the weeds from your garden.

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