A new 'laugh and learn' American idioms reference from the author of the bestselling 101 American English Idioms!
Get carried away with learning what Americans really mean to say! Sparkling with humorous illustrations by the award-winning cartoonist Joe Kohl, each page in this easy, quick and fun reference features an at-a-glance introduction to a contemporary idiom. You'll get: a light-hearted illustration that captures the idiom's literal and figurative meaning the idiom's definition in graded English example uses of the idiom in an authentic dialogue or narrative
Non-English speakers and native speakers alike will find endless uses to this creative approach--whether one reads it for pleasure, interweaves it with language lessons, or commits to an 'idiom-a-day' personal learning mission!
Discover what's up with over 125 idioms, including: give it to someone straight, stick up for someone, chill out, get a grip, burned out, on edge, that's tight, way to go, let's blow this joint, to rock, get carried away, no big deal, get the hang of something, to start from scratch, have a clue, what's up? to stay on one's toes, to fill someone in
The book is divided into six theme-based sections: Section 1: It's Up to You (Idioms for Taking Action) Section 2: Keep Your Pants On (Idioms for a Hectic Life) Section 3: Taking Care of Business (Idioms for Assuming Responsibility) Section 4: Let the Good Times Roll (Idioms for Good Fortune) Section 5: What Happened? (Idioms for Delivering Bad News) Section 6: That's Life (Idioms for Everything Else)
Designed as an avenue not only into colloquial speech but also contemporary culture, this book will provide your in-over-their-heads students with the phrases they need to get with it!