Everyday Idioms 1 and 2 Everyday Idioms 1 and 2 Student Book 1

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Ronald E. Feare  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
168
Pub.-date
March 1996
ISBN13
9780201834086
ISBN
0201834081


Everyday Idioms 1 and 2

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Do you feel left out when your friends speak English? Do American English expressions go in one ear and out the other? Do you wish you had a way with words? Here's the answer! Everyday Idioms One and Two bring the challenge of learning typical American English expressions within any student's reach. Each book presents over 1,200 idioms within tightly organized semantic categories. No other idiom texts give as comprehensive coverage of essential American idioms or make them as accessible to students.

Features

  • Logical organization in functional and situational contexts makes idioms easy to learn, easy to remember.
  • A variety of multiskill exercise types develop students' language skills.
  • Regular review units provide students with further practice and reinforcement.
  • An audiocassette offer additional listening practice for Book One.

© 1996, 168 pp., Paper
0-201-83408-1
CZ220-9

Course Guide Page

Table of Contents

Unit 1               In the Morning

wake up / crack of dawn / go off / not sleep a wink / sleep like a log / take a shower / get ready / get someone going / start the day off (right) / sleep in

 

Unit 2               In the Evening

go out / stay out / stay up / be tired out / fall asleep / turn in / hit the sack / bed down / after hours

 

Unit 3               Around the House

keep house / clean up / put back / fix the meal / do the dishes / take out / odds and ends / garage sale / clean out / fix up

 

Unit 4               On the Job

do for a living / make a living / white-collar / put in / clock in / get off (work) / call it a day / close up (shop) / graveyard shift

 

Unit 5               Vacation Time

have off / on leave / go away / see off / take in / check in / check out (of) / book up / get back

 

Unit 6               Resting and Relaxing

take a nap / take a break / take it easy / have free time / pass the time / daydream / loosen up

 

Unit 7               An Active Lifestyle

early bird / night owl / night on the town / live (life) in the fast lane / live it up / have a ball / party animal / throw a party / get out (and about)

 

Unit 8               Transportation

get around / get out of / get in (to) / ride shotgun / take a spin / on someone's tail / make good time / fill up / gas-guzzler / take off

 

Unit 9               Commuting

take off (to work) / buckle up / drop off / give a lift / on one's way / rush hour / share a ride / carpool lane / double-park

 

Unit 10             The Weather

cool down / heat up / rain cats and dogs / run off / cold spell / roll in / die down / clear up / dry up

 

Review: Units 1-10

 

Unit 11             Small Talk

shake hands / not see for ages / a sight for sore eyes / long time no see / strike up a conversation / make small talk / break the ice / shoot the breeze / what's going on? / so long / catch you later /

Unit 12             On the Telephone

make a (phone) call / be on the phone / over the phone / call up / hold on / off the hook / call back / hang up / crank call

 

Unit 13             Communicating

drop someone a line / dash off / hear from / be in touch (with) / get in touch with / get back to / talk a mile a minute / bend someone's ear / yackety-yak

 

Unit 14            School

sign up for / hit the books / brush up on / pop quiz / hand in / hand out / teacher's pet / cut class(es) / drop out (of)

 

Unit 15             Shopping

pick up / pick out / on sale / hunt for bargains / shop around / window-shop / buy up / raincheck / stock up (on) / take back

 

Unit 16             Eating and Dining

eat out / take out / junk food / eat up / leftovers / doggy bag / pot luck / pig out / wolf down / have a sweet tooth

 

Unit 17             Family

come from grow up / bring up / flesh and blood / take after / settle down / hand down / give birth to

 

Unit 18             Dating and Friendship

go out (with) / go with / blind date / fix up (with) / old flame / break up (with) / stand someone up / make up (with)

 

Unit 19             Inviting

how about…? / be free / ask out / have over / go along (with) / take someone up on / turn down / take a raincheck

 

Unit 20             Visiting

pay a visit / drop in (on) / swing by / stop over / get together / show in   / make oneself at home / feel at home / take a seat / show out

 

Review: Units 11-20

 

Unit 21             Health and Exercise

be in shape / be on a diet / put on weight / warm up / work out / build up / catch one's breath / work off / lay off / cool off

 

Unit 22             Illness and Disease

be under the weather / feel out of it / come down with / run a fever / go around / run its course / take a turn for the worse / get a checkup / be laid up / get over

 

Unit 23             Clothing

put on / get dressed try on / dress up / go with / take off / fold up / wear out / grow out of / bundle up

 

Unit 24             Budget and Cost

be broke / make ends meet / get by / cut corners / do without / come to / pick up the tab / be a steal / cost an arm and a leg / be a rip-off

 

Unit 25             Time

in a while / for a while / for the time being / for good / from now on / sooner or later / from time to time / over and over (again) / day in and day out / in time (to)

 

Unit 26             Movement and Position

stand up / sit up / make room for / move over / take up / head for / turn back / pass by / on foot / be (right) under someone's nose / high and low /

 

Unit 27             Departing

be off / take off / get going / head out / head off / dash off / clear out / be long gone / sneak off

 

Unit 28             Making Things Work

turn on / turn up / act up / break down / burn out / fall apart / fall off / out of order / be up and running

 

Unit 29             Events

take place / come up / go off / fall through / turn out (for) / sell out / be a full house / turn away / rain out / ring in the new year

 

Unit 30             Participation and Involvement

take part in / count in / have a hand in / team up (with) / show up / look on / be left out / sit out

 

Review Units 21-30

 

Unit 31             Describing People

come across (as) / party pooper / penny-pincher / go-getter / show off / know-it-all / open-minded / absent-minded / easy-going

 

Unit 32             Describing Things and Situation

paint a picture out of the ordinary / up to date / first-rate / out of this world / spick and span / brand new / clear-cut / be the pits / dog-eared

 

Unit 33             Ability and Experience

get the hang of / have a knack for / be right up one's alley / be cut out for / know like the back of one's hand / lose one's touch / be all thumbs / wet behind the ears / have a green thumb

 

Unit 34             Effort and Laziness

go all out / burn the candle at both ends / burn the midnight oil / keep up / get around to / drag one's feet / lift a finger / half-hearted / take the bull by the horns

 

Unit 35             Difficulty and Ease

run into trouble / be up against / in a jam / in dire straits / be in over one's head / open a can of worms / ups and downs / without a hitch / be a piece of cake / no-brainer

 

Unit 36             Remembering and Forgetting

look back (on) / hold on to / keep in mind / learn something by heart / on the tip of one's tongue / pop into one's head / fade away / slip one's mind / not cry over spilt milk / forgive and forget

 

Unit 37             Finding and Locating

be after / run across / come by / look into / find out / come up with / look up / read up on / go over / turn up

 

Unit 38             Understanding

get it / catch on / figure out / see someone's point / get the message / not make head or tail of / be beyond / be Greek to / go in one ear and out the other / get wrong

 

Unit 39             Informing and Reporting

fill in (on) / keep posted / spread the word / catch up on / keep up on / what's the scoop? / fill out / first-hand / break the news / hot off the press

 

Unit 40             Discussing and Interrupting

bring up / speak up / raise a question / go into / touch on / kick around / cover ground / go off on a tangent / break in / get a word in edgewise

 

Review: Units 31-40

 

Unit 41             Happiness and Sadness

be all smiles / be in seventh heaven / grin from ear to ear / make one's day / happy camper / be down / feel blue / have (on) a long face / be a tear-jerker / lift one's spirits

 

Unit 42             Anger and Annoyance

see red / tick off / raise one's voice / have a short fuse / hit the roof / lose one's temper / storm off (to) / be a pain in the neck / drive one crazy / blow off steam

 

Unit 43             Waiting, Patience, and Delay

hold on / be with / kill time / tie up / put off / sit on / hold up / run late / wait out

 

Unit 44             Interfering and Disturbing

be in the way / stick one's nose into / mind one's own business / busy-body / get on someone's case / be none of someone's business / knock it off / go away

 

Unit 45             Needs, Wants, and Preferences

have got to   / had better / be supposed to / feel like / long for / could do with   / would rather / so much the better / to each one's own / have got the dibs on

 

Unit 46             Interest and Disinterest

take an interest in / be into / take up / take to / to one's heart's content / look forward to / get a kick out of / turn off / put to sleep / old hat

 

Unit 47             Certainty and Doubt

make sure / for sure / (there are) no ifs, ands, or buts about it / mark my words / bet on it / believe in / take at someone's word / take someone's word for it / give the benefit of the doubt / give me a break

 

Unit 48             Approval and Disapproval

be in favor of / give the green light / a big hand / sound good / go ahead / shake one's head / take a dim view of / give a dirty look / I'm afraid not / be out of the question /   /

 

Unit 49             Self-Control

get (a)hold of oneself / keep one's wits (about one) / keep one's cool / have one's act together / mind over matter / level-headed / on the ball / hold in(side)

 

Unit 50             Success and Failure

get ahead / make the grade / pull off / make it big / come back / go over / blow it / give up / in vain / lost cause / back to square one

 

Review: Units 41-50

 

Index

 

Answer Key

Back Cover

Do you feel left out when your friends speak English? Do American English expressions goin one ear and out the other? Do you wish you had a way with words? Here's the answer!

Everyday Idioms Book One and Book Two, by Ronald E. Feare, bring the challenge of learning typical American English expressions within any student's reach. Each book presents over 600 idioms within tightly organized semantic categories. No other idiom texts give as comprehensive coverage of essential American idioms or make them as accessible to students.

Features:

  • Logical organization in functional and situational contexts makes idioms easy to learn, easy to remember.
  • A variety of multiskill exercise types develop students' language skills.
  • Regular review units provide students with further practice and reinforcement.
  • An Audiocassette offers additional listening practice for Book One.