English Language Lessons

Tips and training suggestions for learning English as a foreign language.

Archive for November, 2015

Idiom of the week- Brush off something/someone

Posted by englishlessons on November 22, 2015

Definition:

Refuse to consider what someone says or to admit that something should be taken seriously

Examples:

When she went to the dean with her concerns, he just brushed her off.

He argued that the group needed to look into the problem and not brush it off.

AmEnglish.com Programs:

Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com

The English Skills Series

Posted in Blogroll, Partners, Products, pronunciation, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Idiom of the week – Shore up

Posted by englishlessons on November 10, 2015

Definition:

Support or improve an organization or system that is likely to fail

Examples:

The government needs to shore up the retirement program, so it will remain solvent.

Programmers are working to shore up the security system.

AmEnglish.com Programs:

Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com

Idioms in EnglishTOEFL Listening Practice

Posted in Blogroll, idioms, Partners, Products, pronunciation, TOEIC Tip, Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Idiom of the week – Up in arms

Posted by englishlessons on November 4, 2015

Definition:
protesting vigorously about something

Examples:

The teachers are up in arms about the cuts in their health care coverage.

The shareholders of that company are up in arms about the changes.

AmEnglish.com Programs:

Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com

Idioms in EnglishTOEFL Listening Practice

Posted in Blogroll, idioms, Partners, pronunciation, TOEIC Tip | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
%d bloggers like this: