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15 Fantastically Fishy English Idioms!

15 Fantastically Fishy English Idioms!

Do you like fish? Do you like English idioms? Yes? Then you’re going to love this fun fishy feature, which focuses on fifteen fab English idioms about our fantastic fishy friends!

  1. He’s a big fish in a small pond. = He has power and influence, but only in a limited area.

He's a big fish in a small pond.

2. He’s a cold fish. = He’s an unemotional person.

He's a cold fish.

3. I think she was fishing for a compliment. = I think she was trying to get a compliment.

I think she was fishing for a compliment.

4. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. = It’s very easy.

It's like shooting fish in a barrel.

5. Hmm, something smells fishy. = Something seems suspicious.

Hmm, something smells fishy.

6. I’ve got bigger fish to fry. = I’ve got more important things to do.

I've got bigger fish to fry.

7. Her dad drinks like a fish. = Her dad drinks a lot [of alcohol].

Her dad drinks like a fish.

8. I felt a bit green around the gills. = I felt sick.

I felt a bit green around the gills.

9. They fell for that joke hook, line, and sinker! = They fell for that joke – completely.

They fell for that joke hook, line, and sinker!

10. That’s a different kettle of fish. = That’s a different matter.

That's a different kettle of fish.

11. There are plenty more fish in the sea. = You will find another person to love.

There are plenty more fish in the sea.

12. Your grandma is an odd fish, isn’t she? = Your grandma is strange, isn’t she?

Your grandma is an odd fish, isn't she?

13. What’s that got to do with the price of fish? = What’s that got to do with anything?

What's that got to do with the price of fish?

14. The train was so busy! We were packed in like sardines! = The train was so busy! The passengers had to stand very close together.

The train was so busy! We were packed in like sardines!

15. I felt like a fish out of water. = I felt uncomfortable and out of place.

I felt like a fish out of water.

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The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! - printable PDF worksheet

The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! – printable PDF worksheet

Check out our online tardigrade quiz here, or get the printable PDF worksheet version below.

Work with a partner or small group. Print this page onto card, cut up the cards, then lay them face down on a table and mix them up.

Take turns to draw one, read it out loud, and say whether the statement is TRUE, FALSE, or OPINION.

If you get it right, keep your card. The one with the most cards at the end is the winner! Or work alone and sort the cards into the three groups, then check the answers.

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/the-ultimate-tardigrade-quiz.pdf

The Ultimate Tardigrade Quiz! – printable PDF worksheet
FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheets!

FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheet Pack!

FREE Class on Facebook Live + FREE Worksheet Pack!

Wednesday 3rd October – 20:15 CEST

Facebook Live

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ESOL Discussion Activities – 40 People from the Bible

We’ll be discussing the following material:

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/40-famous-people-from-the-bible-discussion-words-complete-pack.pdf

ESOL Discussion Activities – 40 People from the Bible
FREE English Class and Worksheets - The Prodigal Son

FREE English Class and Worksheets – The Prodigal Son

Join me this Wednesday for a free English class on Facebook. We’ll be discussing the story of The Prodigal Son with some brand new reading worksheets.

Click here to register: Free English Class: The Prodigal Son – Reading

Check out our previous Facebook classes here: Free Live English Classes

FREE English Class and Worksheets - The Prodigal SonDownload the worksheets below:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Prodigal-Son-Who-Said-What-1-4084459

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/The-Prodigal-Son-Who-Said-What-2-4084464

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/prodigal-son-reading-who-said-what-1.pdf

FREE English Class and Worksheets – The Prodigal Son

Direct download: https://purlandtraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/prodigal-son-reading-who-said-what-2.pdf

FREE English Class and Worksheets – The Prodigal Son

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Brand New Bible Study ESOL Worksheets - Download Now!

Brand New FREE Bible Study ESOL Worksheets – Download Now!

Brand New FREE Bible Study ESOL Worksheets – Download Now!

Let’s improve our grammar skills by learning about question forms in English with the story of Jonah:

Jonah – Wh-Questions 1:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jonah-Wh-Questions-1-4077135

Jonah – Wh-Questions 2:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jonah-Wh-Questions-2-4077148

Jonah – Yes / No Questions 1:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jonah-Yes-No-Questions-1-4077157

Jonah – Yes / No Questions 2:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Jonah-Yes-No-Questions-2-4077165

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10 English Idioms with Mind - Free Live Class

10 English Idioms with Mind

From make up your mind to out of sight is out of mind, there are lots of English idioms with the word ‘mind’.

We will explore ten of them in a free Facebook Live class tonight (12.09.18). Click the link below to sign up for this free class:

https://www.facebook.com/events/491680741347229/

Here is the presentation that we will use during the class:

Class recording:

How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

Learn how to pronounce regular verbs in English with this free mp3 download of the Facebook class from 5th September 2018.

Click below to listen.

 

Right-click here to download the mp3 file: How to Pronounce Regular Verbs in English (FREE mp3)

The main points from the class were:

  • We spend more time in class focusing on irregular verbs that regular verbs
  • All regular verbs are spelled with  ‘ed’ at the end
  • We need to remember how to pronounce this suffix. There are three ways:
  • If a verb ends with a  t  or  d  sound we pronounce an extra syllable:  uhd
  • If a verb ends with a vowel sound or a voiced consonant sound we pronounce  d
  • If a verb ends with an unvoiced consonant sound we pronounce  t
  • It’s important not to mix up  d  and  t. If you do, you can end up with a different word, e.g. played > plate, which can result in miscommunication

You can watch the video here.

Download the FREE Big Grammar Book 2, which is mentioned in the class, here.

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