O'Dell, Felicity, 1947-

English idioms in use : advanced with answers / Felicity O'Dell, Michael McCarthy. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010. - 187 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - In use . - In use .

On the cover: 60 units of vocabulary reference and practice ; self-study and classroom use. Includes index.

Learning about idioms -- 1. What are idioms? -- 2. When and how are idioms used? -- 3. Using reference resources -- 4. Common metaphors in idioms -- 5. Using idioms accurately -- 6. Playing with idioms -- 7. Idioms from other varieties of English -- 8. New idioms -- Types of idiom -- 9. Similes -- 10. Binomials -- 11. Proverbs -- 12. Euphemisms -- 13. Cliches and fixed statements -- 14. Other languages -- Idioms from the topic area of ... -- 15. Sailing -- 16. War and conflict -- 17. Transport -- 18. Animals -- 19. Parts of the body -- 20. Games and sport -- 21. Ancient myths and history -- 22. Shakespeare -- 23. Literature -- 24. Science and technology -- Idioms to talk about ... -- 25. Films, plays and books -- 26. Relationships -- friends and family -- 27. People -- character and behaviour -- 28. People -- appearance -- 29. Crime and punishment -- 30. Work -- 31. Business news -- 32. Business meetings -- 33. Money -- 34. Society -- 35. Daily life -- 36. Positive feelings -- 37. Negative feelings -- 38. Problems -- Idioms used in ... -- 39. Journalism -- 40. Advertising -- 41. Formal writing -- Idioms used in conversation -- 42. Advising and warning -- 43. Telling stories -- 44. Responding to what people say -- 45. Agreeing and disagreeing -- 46. Expressing success and failure -- 47. Emphasising -- Idioms using these keywords -- 48. Play and game -- 49. Half -- 50. Two -- 51. All -- 52. No -- 53. Hand -- 54. Heart -- 55. Life and live -- 56. Dead and death -- 57. Mind -- 58. Hard -- 59. Fall -- 60. Own -- List of phonemic symbols.

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 English vocabulary - idioms. This book will appeal to students at advanced level who want to understand and use the English really used by native speakers, and students preparing for higher level exams, such as CAE, CPE and IELTS. 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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