This Udemy course gives you, the English language learner, a complete overview of the English language and grammar.
This course will give you the ability to understand English better and the confidence to speak and write English more fluently.
This English language course is taught by two world-renowned communications trainers, TJ Walker and Derek Smith.
Message from Derek Smith:
My name is Derek, I’m a native Brit and qualified and experienced TEFL/TESOL trainer.
I have been teaching English to adults for over 10 years and look forward to using technology to reach a wider audience.
I have a neutral accent which is clear and easy to understand.
Downloadable PDFs for each lesson will form a valuable resource collection for you.
The course is not designed to be accessed in sequence but takes more of a pick and mix approach.
For example, if you need help with prepositions of place, simply go to the grammar section and look for the lesson on prepositions of place.
Or if you need help with present perfect continuous, go to the tenses and aspects part and check out the lesson on present perfect continuous.
Where there are differences between the UK and US language usage, these are explained in the lesson.
I encourage you to ask questions if you feel that something has not been fully or clearly explained. You will get an answer and, if necessary, the course material will be updated. Depending on the answer, I will add a new lesson to the course.
Here is a brief summary of the course benefits for you:
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This is the English language and grammar course you need. I look forward to seeing you on the inside.
Message from TJ Walker
I have been teaching executives around the globe to deliver presentations in English for the last 30 years. Most people, even native English speakers, are insecure about their English language usage. You can become an accomplished speaker and communicator and know that you are using excellent English every time you speak.
Derek is one of the top English language instructors in the world and I am proud to be teaching this course with him. He has the English and European sensibility down perfectly. And I have been living in and working in the United States my entire life. When you put us together, it is a powerful combination designed to help you become a master at English language and communication.
Good luck and I hope to see you inside the course!
This English Language course is ideal for anyone searching for more info on the following: English – English speaking – spoken English – English course – spoken English course – English speaking course – learn English – English grammar. Plus, this course will be a great addition to anyone trying to build out their knowledge in the following areas: English grammar – English conversation – English pronunciation.
We have created a Facebook group for this course.
The idea here is that this will give learners a more sheltered environment in which to ask questions and post texts or videos for feedback from the course trainers and your fellow learners.
The link is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/648462005652882/
Please apply to join, using the name you used when you registered as a student on the course. Your application will be approved as soon as we can verify you as a learner on this course.
IMPORTANT: if your application is rejected, please send Derek a message and he will sort it out for you.
This group is for you, so please use it well. Spammers are not welcome and will not be tolerated.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
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This lesson looks at the following common cat idioms:
cat got your tongue?
raining cats and dogs
not enough room to swing a cat
the cat that got the cream
when the cat's away, the mice will play
more than one way to skin a cat
set the cat among the pigeons
something the cat dragged/brought in
to have kittens
This lesson looks at the following common dog idioms:
the dog's bollocks
in the doghouse
tail wagging the dog
teach an old dog new tricks
his bark is worse than his bite
hair of the dog
see a man about a dog
go to the dogs
let sleeping dogs lie
This lesson looks at the following common bee idioms:
a bee in one's bonnet
the bee's knees
to make a beeline
busy as a bee
the birds and the bees
to buzz with excitement
hive of activity
This lesson looks at the following common sports idioms:
to skate on thin ice
to swim against the tide
two can play at that game
to take the wind out of their sails
to back the wrong horse
to be on the ball
to play ball with
the ball is in your court
to hang up one's boots / gloves
to play on a sticky wicket
This lesson looks at the following common food idioms:
a bun in the oven
don't cry over spilt milk
wake up and smell the coffee
a couch potato
cool as a cucumber
have your cake and eat it
bigger fish to fry
spill the beans
This lesson looks at the following common colour idioms:
blue/white collar worker
a red herring
to be in the black/red
the pot calling the kettle black
let’s see the colour of your money
as green as grass
to wave the white flag
a white lie
This lesson looks at the following common clothes idioms:
caught with your trousers (pants) down
burn a hole in your pocket
fit like a glove
keep your shirt on
roll up your sleeves
wear the trousers ( pants)
below the belt
hot under the collar
a feather in your cap
put a sock in it
This lesson looks at the following common ears idioms:
wet behind the ears
bend someone's ear
walls have ears
grinning from ear to ear
in one ear and out of the other
not much / nothing between the ears
make a pig's ear of something
music to your ears
out on your ear
This lesson looks at the following common nose idioms:
powder one's nose
pay through the nose
keep your nose out (of my business)
rub someone's nose in it
cut off your nose to spite your face
thumb your nose at someone
as plain as the nose on your face
look down your nose
turn nose up at something
This lesson looks at the following common eye idioms:
eyes bigger than belly
beauty is in the eye of the beholder
hard/easy on the eyes
pull the wool over your eyes
not a dry eye in the house
an eye for an eye
eyes in the back of your head
do something with your eyes closed
here's mud in your eye
get some shut-eye
This lesson looks at the following common hair idioms:
within a hair's breadth
win by a hair
get in / out of someone's hair
keep your hair on
pull your hair out
put hairs on your chest
not a hair out of place
let your hair down
in the cross hairs
This lesson looks at the following common foot idioms:
both feet on the ground
shoot yourself in the foot
put one’s foot in one’s mouth
get off on the wrong foot
one foot in the grave
have the shoe on the other foot
foot the bill
get cold feet
tied hand and foot
where the shoe pinches
This lesson looks at the following common money idioms:
licence to print money
right on the money
rolling in the money
money for old rope
put your money where your mouth is
throw money at something
you pays your money, you takes your chance
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