Friday in a Flash: “Not my cup of tea”

Time for a quick idiom lesson! “It’s not my cup of tea.” For example: A: Do you like watching baseball? A bunch of us are going to a bar to watch the Yankees game this weekend if you want to come. B: Hmmm. Baseball really isn’t my cup of tea…but it’s better than staying home.Continue reading “Friday in a Flash: “Not my cup of tea””

Video Lesson: Rain! Words & Expressions

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See ya: 9 ways to say goodbye

Last week, the school where I teach in-person closed, and everyone at the school – teachers, staff, and students – spent several days celebrating and saying goodbye (and also being a little sad!). Whether formal or informal, there are many ways to say ‘goodbye’ in English. Here are just nine! 1. bye / bye byeContinue reading “See ya: 9 ways to say goodbye”

Brrrr! 7 Winter Weather Words

Even though spring is┬átechnically here (well…in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!), that doesn’t mean that winter weather has said goodbye. Read on for seven useful winter weather phrases. snowed in This phrasal verb is used when you cannot leave (usually your house) because there has been too much snow. We went on vacation in the mountainsContinue reading “Brrrr! 7 Winter Weather Words”

It’s the Olympics! Let’s talk sports idioms

Last week we talked about a few American football idioms, and in honor of the Olympics, let’s keep the ball rolling (continue) with more sports-related idioms! Read the idiom / phrase, followed by the example. See if you can guess the meaning of the idiom before moving on to reading the definion.   1. neckContinue reading “It’s the Olympics! Let’s talk sports idioms”