Collins Work on Your Idioms by Sandra Anderson

By Sandra Anderson

Collins paintings in your Idioms is a brand new perform publication for novices who are looking to bring up the variety of idioms they be aware of and be convinced in utilizing them. every one unit offers scholars with a range of idioms and transparent examples of whilst and the way to exploit them. this can be by means of perform routines to make sure the learner could be capable of take into accout and use what they've got learnt of their written and spoken English.
Collins paintings in your Idioms beneficial properties the three hundred most ordinarily used idioms, which were conscientiously chosen in line with Collins Corpus learn. It presents lots of valuable perform with actual, updated examples of utilization in context, and is perfect to be used along an idioms dictionary comparable to the Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary.
• makes a speciality of the three hundred most typically used idioms
• Twenty 5 4-page devices with transparent presentation via perform routines, which specialize in displaying scholars how and whilst to take advantage of the idioms they learn
• Idioms are grouped into subject matters, making it more straightforward to memorize them
• necessary notes on American English variants
• worthy research tips about studying and remembering idioms
• comprises an index for simple reference
• contains the reply key, making it perfect for self-study
• compatible for CEF point B1-C2

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N) blow (blew-blown) (v) hurt (hurt-hurt) (v) butcher (n) kind (adj) call (v) knocker (n) cancel (v) leave (left-left) (v) candle (n) leave sb alone (phr) change (v) let (let-let) (v) cheek (n) light (lit-lit) (v) Christmas Eve (ii) line (n) clerk (n) look like (phr) coal (n) mean (meant-meant) (v) could (modal v) moment (n) crooked (adj) nephew (n) curly (adj) no longer (phr) dark (adj) office (n) dead (adj) office door (n) desk (n) open one's heart (phr) die (v) others (pron, pi) doorway (n) owner (n) except(prep) partner (n) face (n) person (n, pi: people) fact (n) point (v) feeling (n) red with anger (phr) fill (v) .

Ring (rang-rung) (v) linger (n) r o u n d (adj) fireplace (n) 58 seem (v) shop window (n) simply (adv) sing (sang-sung) (v) slam (v) smile (n) snow-covered (adj) spend money (phr) stand (stood-stood) (v) step (n) suit (n) terror (n) the poor (n) tliink (thought-thought) (V) through (prep) twice as h a r d (phr) uncle (n) wife (n) wind (n) world (n) Chapter 2 a pot of soup (phr) after all (phr) alive (adj) beat (beat-beaten) (v) believe (v) care about (v) cellar (n) chain (n) clothes (n, pi) d e p e n d on (v) disappear (v) lloor (n) frighten (v) furniture (n) future (n) ghost (n) have a chance (phr) in pain (phr) none (quant) on end (phr) opposite (prep) sound (n) sound like (phr) still (adv) the Earth (n) thousands of (quant) travel (v) unhappiness (n) visit (v) warm (v) wear (wore-worn) (v) Chapter 3 argue (v) asleep (adj) at the bottom of (phr) awake (adj) be born (was/were-been) (V) bedclothes (n, pi) bridge (n) building (n) country (n) daytime (n) deeply (adv) dressed (adj) dressing gown (n) even though (phr conj) freeze (fi-oze-frozen) (v) frightened (adj) gende (adj) hold (held-held) (v) in the middle of (phr) invisible (adj) joy (n) lead (led-led) (n) leave sb (v) low (adj) neck (n) need (v) pass (v) past (n) perhaps (adv) set off (set-set) (phr v) several (adj) soft (adj) stone (adj) strength (n) tear (n) turn away (phr v) wake up (woke-woken) (phr v) Chapter A as well (phr) assistant (n) at sb's side (phr) awful (adj) be interested in (phr) beg (v) boss (n) busy (adj) 59 carriage (n) couple (n) cruel (adj) death (n) force (v) forget (forgot-forgotten) (V) fruit punch (n) get on (got-got) (phr v) get out (v) handsome (adj) heavy (adj) huge (adj) invite (v) laughter (n) life (n) make sure (phr) memory (n) miss sb (v) neighbourhood (n) night-time (n) notice (v) pale (adj) proud (adj) remember (v) remind (v) sadly (adv) scene (n) shopkeeper (n) skin (n) sth matters (v) the old (n) the young (n) time (n) voice (n) What is the point of all this?

Everyone laughed and had lots of f u n . Nobody could believe that Scrooge was the same man they knew before. " Scrooge looked at Fred's smiling face for a long time. "Yes, my dear nephew, I know it is. I was not a good uncle to you or your wife. In fact, I was not good at anything except making people miserable. " 56 57 J Word List W o r d Chapter 1 j C i s t friendly (adj) front door (n) frown (v) a waste of money (])hr) glasses (n, pi) arrive (v) g r o u n d (n) As you wish (phr) hear (heard-heard) (v) backwards (adv) heat(n) baker(n) hide (hid-hidden) (v) be better off (phr) hope (n) bell (n) H u m b u g !

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