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English Idioms in Use Intermediate

English Idioms in Use Intermediate

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By (author) Michael McCarthy, By (author) Felicity O'Dell

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 262mm x 12mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521789575
  • ISBN 13: 9780521789578
  • Illustrations note: 110 line figures 5 halftones 30 exercises
  • Sales rank: 65,127

Product description

This book presents and practises over 1000 of the most useful and frequent idioms in typical contexts. This reference and practice book looks at the most colourful and fun area of vocabulary - idioms. This book will appeal to students from intermediate level upwards who want to understand the English really used by native speakers. Over 1,000 of the most useful and frequent idioms which learners are likely to encounter are presented and practised in typical contexts, so that learners using this book will have hundreds of idioms 'at their fingertips'.

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Table of contents

Idioms to talk about...: 1 Health; 2 Happiness and sadness; 3 Anger; 4 Knowledge and understanding (1); 5 Knowledge and understanding (2); 6 Success and failure; 7 Having problems; 8 Dealing with problems; 9 Power and authority; 10 Structuring and talking about arguments; 11 Conversational responses; 12 Praise and criticism (1); 13 Praise and criticism (2); 14 Behaviour and attitudes; 15 Reacting to what others say; 16 Danger; 17 Effort; 18 Necessity and desirability; 19 Probability and chance; 20 Social status; 21 Feelings; 22 Human relationships; 23 Size and position; 24 Money; 25 Work; 26 Distance, speed and intensity; 27 Communication (1); 28 Communication (2); 29 Life and experience: proverbs; 30 Memory; Idioms from the topic area of...: 31 Time (1); 32 Time (2); 33 The elements; 34 Colour; 35 Games and sport; 36 Animals (1) people and their actions; 37 Animals (2) events and situations; 38 Weapons and war; 39 Food; 40 Roads; 41 Houses and household objects; 42 Nature; 43 Boats and sailing; 44 Science, technology and machines; Idioms using these key words...: 45 Hand, finger and thumb; 46 Foot, heel and toe; 47 Legs, arms, shoulders and bones; 48 Head; 49 Face, neck and chest; 50 Eyes; 51 Ear, tongue, lips, nose and teeth; 52 Heart; 53 Brain, mind, blood and guts; 54 Back; 55 Long; 56 Line; 57 Act, action, activity; 58 Good and bad; 59 Ground; 60 As...as.../like: similes; Key; Index