The Boxer – Simon and Garfunkel’s song explained

The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel's song explained Simon and Garfunkel The Boxer  Lyrics   I am just a poor boy though my story’s seldom1 told I have squandered2 my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles3, such4 are promises All lies and jest5, still a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards6 the rest, When I left [...]

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Reading Texts – The Rivals

'The Rivals' Reading in English is an excellent way of improving your vocabulary, as well as maintaining your level. The story below is a short story called 'The Rivals' written by Vivien Alcock. It is a story about a young boy who moves to a new house and discovers that one of the [...]

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Reading Texts – The Landlady

'The Landlady' Reading in English is an excellent way of improving your vocabulary, as well as maintaining your level. The story below is a short story called 'The Landlady' written by Roald Dahl. It is a story about a young man who travels to a new city in search of work and stays [...]

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Common English Idioms

Popular English Idioms In English, there are many, many idioms (also called idiomatic expressions). An idiom is an expression or phrase which has a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words. In other words, idioms don't mean exactly what they say. Common English Idioms (..to have) a short [...]

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English Idioms – Being Stupid

Common English Idioms About describing stupid These English idioms can be used to say that somebody is (very, or a little) stupid. The lights are on but nobody's home. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer. A few cards short of a deck. About as sharp as [...]

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English Idioms – Death and Dying

Common English Idioms Describing death and dying In English, there are many, many idioms (also called idiomatic expressions). An idiom is an expression or phrase which has a meaning that is different from the literal meaning of the words. In other words, idioms don't mean exactly what they say. These English idioms mean [...]

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