Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Some handy Idioms

hassle (noun): a troublesome situation; something troublesome that interrupts one's normal routine.

"I know it's a hassle to complete this form now, but Mr. Rogers
needs it in his office by the end of the day."

hard feelings: anger; animosity; bitter feelings.

A: "I'm sorry that Jim got the job instead of you."
B: "I have no hard feelings toward him; I know that he had stronger qualifications."

hard-headed: stubborn; inflexible; unwilling to change.

"I don't think Julie will change her mind. She's pretty hard-headed."

hassle (verb): annoy; bother; interrupt one's normal routine.

"If you'd stop hassling me, I might get this finished on time!"

have one's hands full: be extremely busy.

A: "Will you be able to help us this afternoon?"
B: "I'm afraid not. I'll have my hands full trying to finish my research paper."

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Learning English Slang and Colloquialisms

English slang / colloquialisms

1:If someone goes to the loo in a bar, where are they going?
       The bar
A bar
       The cigarette machine
       To talk to someone
       The toilet
2:Which of the following does NOT mean money?
3:What's the problem? "We'd better take John home, he's absolutely legless."
       He's drunk
A taxi
       He's tired
       He's ill
       He's upset
4:How does she feel? "When she said she was leaving, I was gobsmacked."
An airport
5:If you have belly ache, where is the pain?
       In your head
A doctor
       In your leg
       In your stomach
       In your back