THE MOST COMMON ENGLISH IDIOMS

A blessing in disguiseA good thing that seemed bad at firstA dime a dozenSomething commonBeat around the bushAvoid saying what you mean, usually because it is uncomfortableBetter late than neverBetter to arrive late than not to come at allBite the bulletTo get something over with because it is inevitableBreak a legGood luckCall it a dayStop …

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1. 4. What do you think he will do to save the situation?5. Are you through with your work yet? 2. 1. You shouldn’t deliver goods to their company, should you?2. Has John translated the novel or is he still working on it?4. Can you show me how I have to paint the walls?        …

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1. When the population is not checked by artificial means, it increases, putting more strain on limited natural resources. 2. The portion of a mountain where trees cannot grow is called the tree line. 3. In 1892, Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball to provide college students with exercise during the winter months. 4. Not only was Mary Ann Shadd famous …

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1. A) Leisure – 4) free or unoccupied timeB) Entertainment – 3) something that serves for amusementC) Opportunity – 1) a favorable position or chanceD) Occupation – 2) a job or profession 2. A) Calm – 2) not excited, nervous, or troubledB) Intelligent – 1) able to think, understand, and learn things quickly and wellC) …

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What is your hobby?Where did you live last year?Why are you late?How many lessons du you have?Who is that man at the door?When do you go to the club?How did you fell yesterday?How old is your sister?Why are you crying?When will you return?How many book have you bought?How old is your dad?When will the concert …

Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer is an American novelist. She is best known for her vampire romance series Twilight, which has sold over 100 million copies, with translations into 37 different languages. With no prior experience as an author, the idea for the Twilight series came to her in a dream. Influenced by the work of Jane Austen …