Vocabulary Lesson 1. Outdoors

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FREE online lesson with a native speaker. Idioms for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 1.

Vocabulary:

Out of the woods: past a critical phase; out of the unknown. (Informal.) When the patient got out of the woods, everyone relaxed.  I can give you a better prediction for your future health when you are out of the woods.

Have a green thumb: to have the ability to grow plants well. Just look at Mr. Simpson’s garden. He has a green thumb. My mother has a green thumb when it comes to houseplants.

Bed of roses: a situation or way of life that is always happy and comfortable. Living with Pat can’t be a bed of roses, but her husband is always smiling. Being the boss isn’t exactly a bed of roses. There are so many problems to take care of.

Grammar Lesson 3c. The Simple Past Tense

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An English grammar lesson for the lower levels. Topic: The simple past tense. This is PART 3. This segment gives additional practice in forming the simple past tense with regular and irregular verbs. Wh- and YES-NO questions are also presented and practiced.

Grammar Lesson 3b. The Simple Past Tense

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An English grammar lesson for the lower levels. Topic of the Lesson: The simple past tense. This is PART 2.

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