Author Archive | Elisabeth Cook

100 English Idioms with Meanings and Examples


I’ve never said “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

Not once in my life.

Not seriously, anyway.

And I’m a native English speaker.

“It’s raining cats and dogs” is another way of saying, “It’s raining a lot.” This is often given …

Want to Learn English? Here’s Exactly How to Do It

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“If you want to learn English, listen to music in English.”

“I knew a guy who learned English just from watching TV.”

Have you heard people say things like this?

If so, maybe it made you feel frustrated.…

English Reflexive Verbs and Pronouns: A Self-study Guide


Do you like to do things yourself?

Maybe you grow your own vegetables, cut your own hair and do your own repairs.

Maybe you are self-studying English, or learning English by yourself. But whether you have gotten this far …

The E-book for Awesome English Learning: “Why English Is Easy” by Benny Lewis


Learning a new language can be like visiting a new country.

When you’re in a new place, the sights and sounds are unfamiliar.

In the same way, when you speak a new language, you may find it uncomfortable at first.…