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Summary

Idioms are an essential part of the English language. It's easy to get lost in translation if you do not know the meanings of these everyday phrases. Inspired By English brings you a collective work about 117 of the most commonly used English idioms and phrasal verbs. This guide provides a short and memorable meaning for each common phrase along with three real world examples of how they are used. Many examples also focus on only one common phrasal meaning at a time so that you learn faster and more efficiently. More examples and English resources are available for ESL students at InspiredByEnglish.com. Since music is known to help with concentration, this guide includes relaxing background music.

©2012 Zhanna Hamilton (P)2013 Zhanna Hamilton

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  • Anandra
  • 26-01-14

personal favorite in my esl teaching toolbox

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This is a personal favorite for me, as it always comes in handy with new students. Most English learners in the intermediate level do not know half of these idioms and phrasal verbs. The audio helps guide our lessons. I pause the audio to explain further. Very, very useful for English tutors.

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  • elaheh
  • 12-12-19

Annoying background music

Such an annoying loud background music, It was hard to hear and concentrate on the content. I definitely discourage anyone buying this book.
They also do not pronounce the words, you have to look it up yourself.

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  • JCardozo
  • 26-09-17

Good content but...

The content was pretty good but a large part of it has a background music that was driving me crazy. Get rid of the background music!

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  • Sobhi Akbik
  • 25-10-18

Excellent work

Excellent information and reading.
very important idioms with clear explanations and examples
Thank you Zhanna Hamilton

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  • margaret K austin
  • 23-02-18

to simple and did not have pdf script attaahed

It was a waist of time for me, maybe a 2nd language user may find helpful but i needed the more complicated idioms and these were to simple. if there was a script i would have been able to determine that and traded for a more valuable book.. the narrator voice was very clear and provided many examples needed for a new English learner