Once I realised that idioms were incredibly problematic for my students, I set about gathering as many idioms as I could and making videos about them for my YouTube channels. I also created the website, BritishIdioms.com, as a place that students could visit to learn some of the more common idioms.
I am determined to make idioms as accessible for all students as any other part of the English language. Reading and memorising lists of vocabulary is not the most productive, interesting, or useful exercise in English language learning. I wanted to create a series of lessons in the form of Activation Packs that would encourage the reader to not only learn and remember the idioms, but also to have fun with them, as having fun is a great aid to learning and remembering.
It is important that you know as many idioms as possible as native English speakers use them with alarming regularity. I hope that as you work your way through Idiom Activation Packs you will make some of the idioms your own and use them regularly like a native.
I have designed this complete English Idioms course to help students master British English idioms in the easiest and most comprehensive way possible.
If you want to know what English idioms to use every day, you have come to the right place.
I wanted it to be better than even the best English idioms books on the market today.
Students can not only read about each idiom, but they can also hear the author explaining each idiom clearly in a British English accent.
It's one thing to do some exercises alone in a book, even the best books on the market, but this comprehensive British English Idioms course takes learning to a whole new level as you can get instant feedback from the teacher as you work through the unique English Idiom Activators included in every lesson.
These English Idiom Activators will show you exactly what English idioms to use in every situation and give you plenty of much-needed practice at the same time.
Each Idioms Activation Pack is a self-contained lesson, but one which also fits into the comprehensive course as a whole.
This planned integration ensures that students get the much needed repetition to really activate their English vocabulary and make the British English idioms part of their active vocabulary.
Each English Activation Pack contains dozens of activities that will encourage the student to truly master English idioms in a way that has hitherto been difficult or even impossible with a printed book.