Animal Idioms in English

Do you have trouble learning and understanding English idioms? In today’s post you will learn eight animal idioms or common sayings in English. 

Check out the infographic below from Kaplan International presenting some English idioms about animals. 

Read original article from Kaplan here.

Have you ever heard or used any of these animal idioms before? Do you know anyone other animal idioms in English? If so, please share. 

Talking About Your Feelings in English + 8 Idioms

 Do you ever struggle to express your feelings in English? Today you will learn eight idioms in English to help you talk about happiness. At the end of this article, you will find some sentence starters and questions to help you speak about your feelings in English. 

Check out the info-graphic below from Kaplan International presenting some English idioms about happiness: 

Read original article from Kaplan here


Talking about your feelings in English

Sentence Starters to Help You Talk About Your Feelings: 
I feel __________________ because _______________.
I feel happy when _____________.
I feel unhappy about _______________. 
I  feel sad when ____________.
I feel confused when_______________. 
I am ___________________ because ______________. 

You can also use the English idioms about happiness above when you are speaking to sound more like a native speaker.

For example: 
I am over the moon because I passed the IELTS exam. 
I was on cloud nine when I started my first English teaching job. 
My English teacher was tickled pink when I did my homework correctly. 

To ask someone about their feelings, you can say: 
How are you feeling?
How do/did you feel when ___________? 
Does _____________ make you happy?
When do you feel __________? 

Leave a comment and tell us what makes you happy. 🙂 

7 Idioms in English with the Word ‘Clean’

Seven Idioms in English with the Word ‘Clean’

1. A clean break
Meaning: leave quickly and completely
Example Sentence: She wanted a clean break after they broke up. She didn’t want to see him ever again.

2. A clean slate
Meaning: to start something again
Example Sentence: The new CEO started with a clean slate.

3. Clean something out
Meaning: to remove dirt or things from the inside of something
Example Sentence: This weekend, I cleaned out the basement and have four boxes of clothes to get rid of.

4. Clean up
Meaning: get someone or something cleaner
Example Sentence: I’ve got to clean up before the party guests get here.

5. Clean-cut
Meaning: a male that is clean, has short hair and orderly
Example Sentence: Most politicians and men in the military are clean-cut.

6. Wipe the slate clean
Meaning: to forget all past problems or mistakes and start again
Example Sentence: Amelia wanted to wipe her slate clean and get a new job after being fired.

7. A clean bill of health
– News that you are healthy or well
– News that an organization or company is operating correctly
Example Sentences:
1. Marie can’t go back to work until the doctors give her a clean bill of health.
2. The Orange County Health Organization received a clean bill a health after an external investigation.

Idiom: To be Homesick

Idiom| Burn a Hole in One’s Pocket

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