365 American English Idioms: An Idiom A Day

365 American English Idioms: An Idiom A Day

by Michael DiGiacomo

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Overview

365 American English Idioms

Free Mp3 Audio lessons for this book! Check Michael's Author page to learn how to get them!

Including...

  • The EXPLANATION of each idiom.
  • The STRUCTURE showingHOW TO USE the idiom.
  • An EXAMPLE sentence to see how the idiom is used in context.

What is an idiom?An idiom is a word or set of words that have a different meaning than the usual & literal meaning of those words. For example, let's look at the idiom, "a piece of cake." The literal meaning of "a piece of cake" is "one section or part of a whole cake." However, as an idiom, we use "a piece of cake" to mean, "something that is very easy to do." For example, Jack has been building and repairing computers for a long time. For him, repairing a computer is a piece of cake.

Why learn idioms?Idioms are commonly used in everyday, conversational English. It is more natural to say, "That job was a piece of cake," than "That job was rather easy for me." I encourage you to study the lessons in this book, and begin using these idioms in your conversations. You will sound more natural when you do so.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991507900
Publisher: Happy English
Publication date: 02/02/2014
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

My name is Michael DiGiacomo, and I am a native New Yorker. I have been helping language students learn English since the early 1990's. I began my formal language-teaching career in Sendai, Japan in 1994. Since then, I have worked in the ESL field as an instructor, a teacher trainer, an academic director, and a language school director. In 2004, I earned an MBA in Global Management. Now, I am the owner of Happy English, an English tutoring company in New York City. I teach students from all over the world here in New York, and online in their country.

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