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Practice

The reason I created this English activity page is to help you practice and feel more confident in communicating in English. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” The expression means that the way to become the best is to practice often, the more you practice, the better you will become, it is the way to become proficient in English. To practice! Bellow is a list of most commonly used sentences, expressions, conversations, idioms, slang and many alternative way to say a specific word or to express the same idea and its meaning.

Hover over a certain word/term and it will bring up a pop up of the meaning that is stored in our glossary.

⭕ Let’s go out for lunch!
⭕ Sorry, I’m a bit hard up at the moment.
⭕ Don’t worry. I’ll pay.

⭕ hard up ➡ having very little money. Informal, short of money. “I’m too hard up to buy fancy clothes”.


 Alternative Way To Say A Lazy Person:

couch potato
clock-watcher
good-for-nothing
lead-swinger
cyberslacker
lazybones
sluggard
layabout
goof-off


⭕ Did you go out tonight?
⭕ No, our plan went pear-shaped.

⭕ go pear-shaped ➡ if a plan goes pear-shaped, it fails. British, informal Go wrong.


⭕ Is your exam on Monday?
⭕ Yeah, I only have a day to cram for it!

⭕ cram ➡ to try to learn a lot very quickly before an exam.


Alternative Way To Say Very Big:

huge
enormous
massive
colossal
gigantic
gargantuan
monumental
jumbo/mega/monster
astronomic
whopping
almighty


⭕ Are you ready for your test?
⭕ No, I’ll just wing it.

⭕ wing it ➡ to ​perform/speak without having ​prepared what you’re going to do/say.


⭕ You need to get your act together!

  • When I have my act together, I’ll get a job.
  • Bill is getting his act together. He’s not late anymore.
  • I’ve got to get my act together and start getting my work done.

⭕ Get your act together ➡ to start to organize yourself so that you do things in an effective way.


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