Vocabulary Lesson 2. Easy

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English vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Topic of lesson 2: Idioms and sayings that mean “easy”.

Vocabulary:

able to do something with one’s eyes closed: able to do something very easily, even without having to think about it or look at it. (Also literal. Also with can. Always affirmative.)
It’s easy. I can do it with my eyes closed. _ I can clean the house with my eyes closed! It’s easy!

rocket scientist: (Slang) brainiac, very intelligent and brilliant person, genius

child´s play: something very easy to do. The test was child’s play to her. Finding the right street was child’s play with a map.

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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.

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