07-12-2011. IMPROVING ENGLISH ON TUESDAY. USEFUL ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS FOR ESL LEARNERS.
tumble dryer , tumble-drier [countable] <ul><li>British English  a machine that uses hot air to dry clothes after they hav...
Expressions with the word “running” <ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>  the running of something </li></ul><ul><li>the process o...
running <ul><li>run‧ning  [uncountable] </li></ul><ul><li>1  the activity or sport of running [↪ jogging]:  Did you  go ru...
set‧square  [countable]  British English <ul><li>a flat piece of plastic or metal with three sides and one angle of 90°, u...
vacuum  [intransitive and transitive ] <ul><li>to clean using a vacuum cleaner </li></ul>
Clean focus. <ul><li>wash with soap and water wipe  with a damp cloth brush  with a brush to remove the dirt  polish  by r...
Beat up <ul><li>Picture source: gamefaqs.com c </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If a woman is being beaten ...
Beat up <ul><li>Meaning:  to hurt someone by punching, kicking or hitting them with a hard object </li></ul><ul><li>For ex...
None so blind as those who will not see <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;None so blind as those who ...
None so blind as those who will not see <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  Nobody is more blind than the person who decides...
groovy <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Pauline thought Ollie's new haircut was pretty groovy. She </li></ul><ul><li>...
groovy <ul><li>exciting, fashionable, interesting </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Did you see Jimmy's gro...
down in the dumps | <ul><li>Filled with melancholy and despondency (Abatimiento, pesimismo, desaliento.) </li></ul><ul><li...
down in the dumps | down in the mouth  Informal <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>It's perfectly normal to feel a bit ...
<ul><li>If you're down in the dumps, or down in the mouth, you're feeling sad. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><u...
Sources. <ul><li>http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishclub.com </li></ul><ul><li>Longman Dic...
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  1. 1. 07-12-2011. IMPROVING ENGLISH ON TUESDAY. USEFUL ENGLISH EXPRESSIONS FOR ESL LEARNERS.
  2. 2. tumble dryer , tumble-drier [countable] <ul><li>British English a machine that uses hot air to dry clothes after they have been washed [= dryer] </li></ul>
  3. 3. Expressions with the word “running” <ul><li>2 </li></ul><ul><li>  the running of something </li></ul><ul><li>the process of managing or organizing a business, home, organization etc: </li></ul><ul><li>Brian took over the day-to-day running of the company while his father was away. </li></ul><ul><li>He praised the smooth running of the election. </li></ul><ul><li>3 </li></ul><ul><li>  be in the running/out of the running </li></ul><ul><li>to have some hope or no hope of winning a race or competition: </li></ul><ul><li>Who's in the running for the world title this year? </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>  make (all) the running </li></ul><ul><li>British English informal to be the person who makes most of the suggestions in a relationship, plan, activity etc </li></ul>
  4. 4. running <ul><li>run‧ning  [uncountable] </li></ul><ul><li>1 the activity or sport of running [↪ jogging]: Did you go running this morning? </li></ul><ul><li>New facilities include a pool and a running track. </li></ul><ul><li>running shoes </li></ul>
  5. 5. set‧square  [countable] British English <ul><li>a flat piece of plastic or metal with three sides and one angle of 90°, used for drawing or testing angles[=  triangle  American English ] </li></ul>
  6. 6. vacuum  [intransitive and transitive ] <ul><li>to clean using a vacuum cleaner </li></ul>
  7. 7. Clean focus. <ul><li>wash with soap and water wipe with a damp cloth brush with a brush to remove the dirt  polish by rubbing with a cloth scrub by rubbing hard sweep with a broom mop with water and a mop (a tool with a long handle) vacuum also hoover British English with a machine that sucks up dust disinfect using chemicals to kill germs cleanse to clean your skin using a special cream rinse to put water on to remove dirt or soap dust to remove dust, for example with a cloth </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beat up <ul><li>Picture source: gamefaqs.com c </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>If a woman is being beaten up by her boyfriend outside a nightclub, you'd expect other people to </li></ul><ul><li>A.-help the woman </li></ul><ul><li>B.-watch and cheer them on </li></ul><ul><li>C.-beat each other up as well </li></ul>
  9. 9. Beat up <ul><li>Meaning:  to hurt someone by punching, kicking or hitting them with a hard object </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>beat up sb  When we were teenagers, we'd go to the bushes near the beach and beat up guys if we thought were gay. I feel so ashamed of myself when I think about this now. </li></ul><ul><li>beat sb up  When Larry gets drunk, he goes home and shouts at his wife, and sometimes he even beats her up.  </li></ul><ul><li>be beaten up  Every day, people are beaten up and left bleeding in the streets. Why do people do this? </li></ul>
  10. 10. None so blind as those who will not see <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>The saying &quot;None so blind as those who will not see&quot; is most likely to be applied to </li></ul><ul><li>A.-a blind person </li></ul><ul><li>B.-an ophthalmologist </li></ul><ul><li>C.-a racist </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: flickr.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. None so blind as those who will not see <ul><li>Possible interpretation:  Nobody is more blind than the person who decides he does not want to see. Often used in reference to prejudice and intolerance. </li></ul><ul><li>Note:  none (pronoun): no person; no one | blind (adj.): unable to see; not having the power of sight | will (verb): intend; desire [this is &quot;will&quot; used as a main verb, not as a modal auxiliary verb] | Also: &quot;There's none so blind as those who will not see.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. groovy <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>Pauline thought Ollie's new haircut was pretty groovy. She </li></ul><ul><li>A.-liked it </li></ul><ul><li>B.-didn't like it </li></ul><ul><li>C.-thought it was silly </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: http:// enchulameelperfil.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. groovy <ul><li>exciting, fashionable, interesting </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Did you see Jimmy's groovy new necklace? It looks so cool.  </li></ul><ul><li>The DJ at the club we went to last night played some really groovy tracks.  </li></ul><ul><li>Note:  This word first appeared in the sixties and it was widely-used by young people who were involved in the hippy movement. It went out of fashion in the early seventies, but became popular again early in the twenty-first century. </li></ul>
  14. 14. down in the dumps | <ul><li>Filled with melancholy and despondency (Abatimiento, pesimismo, desaliento.) </li></ul><ul><li>In an inactive or inoperative state </li></ul><ul><li>Picture source: openlibrary.org </li></ul>
  15. 15. down in the dumps | down in the mouth  Informal <ul><li>Quick Quiz: </li></ul><ul><li>It's perfectly normal to feel a bit down in the dumps if </li></ul><ul><li>A.-you've just had some bad news </li></ul><ul><li>B.-you've just got your dream job </li></ul><ul><li>C.-you've just seen a scary movie </li></ul><ul><li>PICTURE SOURCE: anagrammer.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>If you're down in the dumps, or down in the mouth, you're feeling sad. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>I've been feeling down in the dumps ever since I lost my job. What's wrong with Mandy? She's been looking a bit down in the mouth all day. </li></ul>down in the dumps | down in the mouth  Informal
  17. 17. Sources. <ul><li>http:// madremiraqueluna.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.englishclub.com </li></ul><ul><li>Longman Dictionary for advanced learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures from the web sites written at the bottom of them. </li></ul>

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