Idioms

Idioms are natural manner of speaking to a native speaker of a language.

According to the Cambridge Dictionary Online, an idiom is a group of words in a fixed order that have a particular meaning that is different from the meanings of each word on  its own: To “have bitten off more than you can chew” is an idiom that meansyou have tried to do something which is too difficult for you.

Since the meaning cannot be deduced by its words, it is interesting to have at hand an Idiom Dictionary: http://www.idiomsite.com/

Finally, I would like to highlike an idiom which is similar in Spanish:

A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush:
Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.

Test your English level!

I bumped into a very useful blog about online resources for the learning and teaching of the English language.

I found particularly interesting this one: http://www.easyenglish.com/

When I teach English to students who are studying for the B1 level exam, they ask for lots and lots of exercises.

Since it’s not always easy to provide them with as much material as they want (for several reasons, teachers will understand what I mean), I am highly interested in these type of webs. Students can have access to the web, they can find a wide range of activities, they can use at the same time an online dictionary, and they know the answers immediately.

Summing up: highly useful and interesting for our students!