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Banned for Life Do you try to read English newspapers and magazines whenever you can? This site is a long list of cliches words or phrases that are used too much and words that are used incorrectly, which are found in print.
They were sent to the site from professional writers. Your Turn: Try to do a little detective work yourself. See how many of the words or phrases from the list you can find in newspapers, magazines, or on the Internet. Add any other cliches or mistakes that you find in your reading. The Book of Clich? A cliche is an expression that is so popular that people use it a lot Can you guess what these cliches mean?
To use this site, click on the time you want to use a cliche. For example: -For when you feel really bad Your Turn: Ask some native speakers to tell you 2 or 3 cliches that they use and the meanings. Make a list of them. Then ask your classmates to guess the meanings of the cliches. Idioms By Kids Idioms By Kids is a website with over high quality kid drawn drawings of the literal meaning of a number of idioms.
For example Big Apple is simply a drawing of a big apple. Many of these are extremely humorous.? There is also an extensive list of over kid safe idioms, with suggestions for "kids" to add their drawings to this website.
Each entry has a great drawing to illustrate the idiom. Use the search box or click on one of the keywords to find an idiom. Your Turn: First, read an idiom and look at the illustration. Then, try to guess what the meaning might be. Next, look at the definition and example. Finally, write your own sentence using the idiom. The Idiom Connection This site is a combination of an idioms dictionary and idioms quizzes. The idioms are organized alphabetically or by theme. Just click to get a complete list of idioms.
Your Turn: Before you look at all the idioms on a page, try the quiz first. When you find an idiom that you think might be useful for you, try writing 2 or 3 sentences using that idiom. Then try to use it in conversation whenever you have a chance. Paint by Idioms Idioms are special words or phrases that have their own meaning. There are many idioms in English. If you learn to use idioms, your English will be much more colorful and interesting.
At this site, you can learn lots of new idioms. Just choose a theme easy or hard and what kind of exercise you want to try. Finally, choose a character that you can paint if you choose the right answers. Your Turn: After you learn some new idioms, write a short conversation betweeen two people. See how many idioms you can use in the conversation.
The Simile Satellite Do you know what a simile is? In English, we use similes to compare things and to make our language more colorful. Similes use "like" and "as At this site, you can learn about similes and practice writing your own! Your Turn: First, read about similies and take the short quiz.
Then, read and listen to some simile poems. My favorite is the Simile Riddle. Write about an object with similes and see if your classmates can guess what it is!
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Eye on Idioms - interactive activities readwritethink. Click on the link to read the little book and learn new expressions then try to remember them and do the activity. Eye on Idioms readwritethink. Using context clues from the sentence, students can then determine the metaphorical meaning of the idiom. As a final step, students are asked to use the idiom in a sentence to show their understanding of its meaning. Oh No! Not More Cliches - 10 questions funtrivia.
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