2013-09-19 @ 11:36:50
If you follow posts on my blog you will find a lot of English idioms. I have to admit that I like looking for new phrases and learning them.
Once I had a job interviev over the phone, it was the first stage of the interview. One of the requirments for the position was being fit. When my interviewer asked my about my health I replied: "I am as fit as a fiddle".

as fit as a fiddle

I got really positive reaction for my reply and I am certain that it helped my to went through this first stage of this job interview.
It does not mean that you have to use English idioms as much as possible but using them in certain circumstances may help you.
Today, I would like to share with you guys another English expression. It is really easy to memorize it and who knows maybe one day you will use it in your English conversation.


be as busy as a bee

I have got to run because I am as busy as a bee today. See you soon a have a good one!
2013-09-18 @ 12:36:41
About one week ago I posted a message regarding the idiom "wake up and smell the coffee". There are at least two more expressions with the verb "wake up".

First of all, there is the idiom "wake up call".

Secondly, you may come across another idiom "wake up on the wrong side of the bed".

I have made my research on the Internet and most likely you will run into the synonym of this idiom.

get up on the wrong side of the bed

I hope you will find these expressions useful. Enjoy you day and see you soon!
2013-09-18 @ 11:23:49
Hi everyone!
How are you doing? Are you o.k.? I hope so.
Today I have for you another English idiom. I think it will be more easy to memorize it because you could link the idiom with the music band.


Below you can find the meaning of this idiom and some examples how to use it.

be in dire straits

I hope you will never ever be in dire straits. By the way you could learn two new words: "dire" and "strait".
What do they mean?



Lastly I would like to present the band called Dire Straits.

Enjoy listening to this video clip and have a good one!
Wake up and smell the coffee
2013-09-10 @ 13:42:25
Hi everyone!
How are you doing? At the place where I live the weather has been shitty for a couple of days. It has been pouring almost all the time and the temperature dropped as well.
There is nothing that I can do about it, so I have to suck it up and find a way to indulge myslef.
As a big fan of coffee I am going to brew a pot of fresh one in few minutes. Speaking of coffee...
Recently I have come across an idiom that maybe could be useful for you guys too.


According to the website www.usingenglish.com this idiom means:
When someone doesn't realise what is really happening or is not paying enough attention to events around them, you can tell them to wake up and smell the coffee.

Below you will find some examples how to use it:
wake up and smell the coffe - examples

O.K. My coffee is ready and all of a sudden it stopped raining. What a nice surprise!
If you are as big fan of coffee as I am probably you will be interested in watching this movie:

I highly recommend watching the movie and enjoy your cup of coffee!

Take care!
2013-09-07 @ 12:13:57
Hi everyone!
As usual I was browsing the internet and I have just come across an accurate quote about what may happen with you guys. I hope not but...
Are you going to a party tonight? Do you have a boyfriend or gilrfriend? Possibly you are already married.
Keep this quote in mind:

“at every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. the trouble is, they are usually married to each other.” ― Ann Landers

If you are staying at home, you will enjoy anonther quote by the same lady.

“Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.” ― Ann Landers

No matter how are you going to spend saturday's night I wish you would have lot of fun.

Take care!

2013-09-06 @ 12:05:36

Good morning!
(it's a quarter to 11 a.m. according to my clock)

If you are interested in learning new words and how to pronounce them correctly I have for you one of my favorite poem by Charles Bukowski. I hope you will like it.
O.K. It's coffee time so I have to put the kettle on the stove and leave you with poetry.

Enjoy listening and have a nice weekend!

2013-09-05 @ 11:53:33
Hi everyone!
Today I would like to post another song by The Beatles called "Lucy in the sky with diamonds". Below the youtube link you will find the words I have memorized.

Let's get started:

Now, the list of words.





What do you think about this method of learning new words?
Does anybody learn this way? How does work for you?
I assume that nobody will reply to my questions, but who knows.

Good luck with your English and have a good one!

2013-09-04 @ 12:21:06
Hi there!
There are a few ways to improve your listening skills.
The best one is moving to English-speaking country or at least be surrounded by native speakers.
Another method is watching English movies or tv series.
Today, I would like to focus on listening to the music using the lyrics. This way might be really efficient especially when you are fond of certain music.
In my opinion, you will pick up more words and expressions when you begin with evergreens. Looking back, I think most of musicians paid more attention to the lyrics than they do nowdays.
O.K. now I would like to show how it works for me.
I will you give an example with a song by The Beatles called "Eleanor Rigby"

You may listen to this song a few times and then find a version without lyrics. Did you get all the lyrics? Did you find anything new for you?
I have learnt a new word from this piece of music.


What about you? Have you ever heard the word "darn"?
Do you know what it means? Do you know all the meanings?
Maybe you will never ever darn your sock or jeans but at least you will know what darn means.

Good luck with your English and take care!

p.s. Warning! A lot of songs are not grammatically correct, so do not take everything for granted. Anyway this way of learning is still very effective

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