Idiom of the day

Knock on wood  = Touch wood

Este idiom es nuestro equivalente a “tocar madera”.

Definición de Cambridge Dictionaries Online: said in order to avoid bad luck, either when you mention good luck that you have had in the past or when you mention hopes you have for the future.

Ejemplo:  The deal will be agreed on Wednesday, touch wood.

 

Inspired by: http://www.funenglishgames.com/funstuff/idioms.html

 

Reading Resources for Children

When it comes to children, most parents wonder how they can help their sons and daughters to improve their English level at home.

If they are keen to learn, this website might be of great help:

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-c/index/load.htm?f

In the “Reading” section you can choose: Three little plays, Fiction and nonfiction, comics, Folk Tales, Greek Myths and Chinese Fables.

How does it work? It looks like a book, but the great thing is that text is read by a native speaker, and the words change the colour as the voice reads them. Next to the text, there is a picture, which will help children to get the idea.

 

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