In the Know Students book and Audio CD: Understanding and by Cindy Leaney

By Cindy Leaney

Within the comprehend teaches over 800 colourful idioms in English. The ebook teams the idioms into devices counting on even if the idioms relate to such suggestions as risk or honesty, or whether or not they comprise shades or elements of the physique, and so on. each one unit has a transparent four-page structure that provides the idioms, explores their that means, and practices their use.

Show description

Read or Download In the Know Students book and Audio CD: Understanding and Using Idioms PDF

Similar dictionaries books

The Merchant of Venice (Webster's Thesaurus Edition)

There are numerous variations of The service provider of Venice. This academic variation used to be created for self-improvement or in practise for complex examinations. the ground of every web page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of unusual phrases highlighted within the textual content, together with synonyms and antonyms. Designed for faculty districts, educators, and scholars looking to maximize functionality on standardized exams, Webster’s paperbacks reap the benefits of the truth that classics are usually assigned readings.

The Winter's Tale (Webster's Chinese-Traditional Thesaurus Edition)

This variation is written in English. despite the fact that, there's a working Chinese-Traditional word list on the backside of every web page for the tougher English phrases highlighted within the textual content. there are various variations of The Winter's story. This version will be usef

Treasure Island (Webster's German Thesaurus Edition)

This variation is written in English. although, there's a operating German glossary on the backside of every web page for the more challenging English phrases highlighted within the textual content. there are various versions of Treasure Island. This variation will be important should you could

Abbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition

Abbreviations, nicknames, jargon, and different brief kinds store time, house, and energy - supplied they're understood. hundreds of thousands of latest and possibly complicated phrases develop into a part of the foreign vocabulary every year, whereas our communications are relayed to each other with expanding velocity. PDAs hyperlink to computers.

Extra resources for In the Know Students book and Audio CD: Understanding and Using Idioms

Example text

A: arbitrary, clear, definite, distinct, extensive, narrow, natural, rigid, state ~ BRAIN A: acute, agile, fine, good, excellent, first-class, quick, superb ~ P: tax one's, use one's ~; is the brains behind sth, has got brains, pick (your) brains, rack (your) brains BRAND A: best-selling, popular ~ P: ~ awareness, image, leader, loyalty, management, manager, war BREACH (of relations) V: cause, heal, lead to, make up ~ A: sudden, total ~ BREAKDOWN V: cause, end in, lead to, patch up, prevent, result in ~ A: complete, inevitable, nervous, partial, rapid, regrettable, sudden, surprising, temporary, unfortunate, total ~ BREAKTHROUGH V: achieve, bring about, lead to, mark, reach ~ V: ~ was made, came about A: major, medical, scientific, significant, spectacular ~ BREATH V: catch/hold/save/waste (your) ~, draw, get (your) ~ back, say sth under (your) ~ A: deep, long, shallow ~ P: with bated ~; a ~ of fresh air, it took (my) ~ away BREATHING A: (barely) audible, heavy, irregular, laboured, rapid, regular, shallow, slow, soft, uneven ~ P: ~ difficulties, problems BRIDGE V: build, construct, cross, demolish, design, destroy, erect, pull down, put up ~ V: ~ was blown down (by the wind), was blown up (by a bomb), was washed away, carries the (main road), collapsed, crosses ....

Joins ... with .... spans the (Rhine) BRINK V: balance on, come to, cross, get near, go over, hover on, teeter on ~ BUDGET V: announce, balance, draw up, exceed, increase, introduce, keep to/within, operate within, overstep, overstretch, pass, reduce, set oneself, tighten, vote on ~ A: annual, expansionary, fixed, generous, harsh, interim, low, modest, monthly rigid tight ~ BUILDING V: alter, blow up, (re)build, construct, convert, damage, demolish, design, erect, flatten, gut, inspect, knock down, look after, look over, maintain, occupy, pull down, put up, refurbish, renovate, repair, restore, shore up, survey ~ V: ~ collapsed, is deteriorating, fell down, fell into ruin, houses ....

Discussed .... drew up a report, met, recommended .... reported back, studied .... suggested .... are taking steps to .... urged ... A: ad hoc, advisory, consultative, executive, influential, inter-departmental, joint, mixed, organising, parliamentary, special, top-level ~ COMMUNICATION V: break off, cut, ease, enter into, establish, get into, hamper, have, improve, interrupt, keep in, lack, maintain, restore, sever, stop ~ V: ~ broke down P: breakdown in, means of, speeding up of ~ COMMUNITY V: belong to, establish, form, found, join, reform, represent, revitalise, serve, set up, stabilise ~ A: balanced, close, closed, close-knit, exclusive, flourishing, international, local, native, primitive, scattered, self-reliant, tightly-knit, vigorous, worldwide ~ P: access to, membership of, pillar of ~ COMPANION A: amusing, close, congenial, constant, delightful, excellent, faithful, inseparable, stimulating, travelling ~ COMPANY V: find oneself in, have, invite, keep, keep away from ~ A: amusing, bad, boring, congenial, doubtful, dull, entertaining, exalted, good, intellectual, mixed, noisy, pleasant, polite, rowdy, shady, stimulating, suspicious, undemanding, undesirable, unsuitable ~ COMPANY (firm) V: buy out, close down, downsize, establish, float, form, found, join, launch, liquidate, manage, nationalise, register, reorganise, rescue, re-structure, run, sell off, set up, start, take over, wind up ~ V: ~ employs ....

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 47 votes