English Idioms Explained

English idioms can be a nightmare for students of English and can make comprehension of English conversation extremely difficult. This is because their meanings often cannot be guessed.

There are so many idioms used in everyday English, many of which can be found in good dictionaries. But dictionaries will not give you a clear picture of how and when the particular idiom should be used.

If you already have a good level of English...

You can improve your knowledge of English idioms and phrasal verbs with the:

Everyday English Series of advanced vocabulary books by Steven Collins

Book 1

Practical Everyday English

Self-study book that focuses on advanced vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms.

Book 2

Advanced Everyday English

A self-study method designed to improve the vocabulary of upper intermediate and advanced students of English.


Book 3

High-Level Everyday English

For students who have reached a very advanced stage in their English studies but still need a little help with difficult everyday vocabulary.


Book 4

Fluent Everyday English

Clear explanations of meanings; realistic examples containing words and idioms previously taught; dialogues and exercises.


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