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Magoosh Comics: Fun With Idioms, Part 5

This post features my fifth comic strip that teaches idioms in context. Like the last four posts, I’ll start out with a list of the idioms in their basic form. The comic strip will appear below the list. And then finally, I’ll offer an activity to help you really know the idioms, so you can remember them, use them in conversation, and maybe even use them on the TOEFL.

 

The idioms:

  • be all ears
  • keep an eye on
  • lend someone a hand
  • there, there
  • until you’re blue in the face
  • was my face red

 

The Magoosh Comic:

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The activity:

The idioms from the list all appear in the comic. (Sometimes in a slightly different form than on the list.) Based on the context of the comic, see if you can guess what each idiom means. Then check your guesses by consulting the idiom dictionary at ESLCafe.com. Idioms can be looked up by the first letter of the first word of each idiom (as the idioms appear in the list, not the comic).

 

Previous posts in this series:

 

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