50 English Phrases, Idioms, and Expressions for ESL Students

Learn idioms and expressions in spoken English with clear and easy-to-understand explanations of each phrase.

4.57 (8462 reviews)
1 hour
Nov 2017
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What you will learn

Understand English phrases and how they are used in daily life

Understand idioms that native English speakers use

Understand informal expressions used in spoken English


Do you want to learn the informal expressions that native English speakers use in everyday life? This course will teach you 50 idioms and phrases, with clear and easy-to-understand explanations and examples.

The English language has a lot of idiomatic expressions - phrases whose meanings are not obvious from the individual words - such as think outside the box (think creatively) or let the cat out of the bag (reveal a secret).

These expressions can be confusing to English as a Second Language learners, making it harder to understand movies, TV shows, and native speakers' informal conversations.

In this free course, you'll learn 50 idioms & expressions quickly and easily. Each short video explains the phrases and gives examples, and you can check the transcript in order to understand every word!


Practical English phrases

Could I have a word with you? / Do you have a moment?
Make yourself at home / Help yourself / Suit Yourself
Having second thoughts / On second thought...
I give you my word / I'll take your word for it
Out of shape / In bad or good shape
Have the time of your life / Have a blast / Have a good time
On the right/wrong track / Get back on track
I have no clue / Totally clueless
It's a long story / Long story short
Practice and review the phrases

Idioms in English

Set the record straight / Have a great track record
Get a head start / Get the ball rolling
Look on the bright side / A blessing in disguise
Out of the blue / Out of nowhere
Play it by ear / Play it safe
Put your foot down / The last straw
In over my head / Bite off more than you can chew
A game plan / Ahead of the game
Off the beaten path / In the middle of nowhere
Practice and review the idioms

Interesting English expressions

Keep an eye on / Keep an eye out for
I couldn't care less / Who cares?
Have your heart set on something
Get it over with / Get over it
Steer clear of something
Have (got) what it takes
It's none of your business / Mind your own business
Deep down / A deep, dark secret
It's an acquired taste / It grew on me
Last resort / See the last of something
Practice and review the expressions


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November 3, 2023
Shayna hat eine klare Aussprache und man kann sie dadurch sehr gut verstehen. Ihre Beispiele sind gut gewählt und mir gefällt auch, dass die einzelnen Abschnitte nur 2-3 Minuten lang sind. Ich werde mir noch weitere Kurse von ihr anschauen.
September 24, 2023
Thanks for this course, our tutor explained it in a most comprehensive way, and she gave us examples by using them in sentences. I can use these phrases and idioms in everyday conversations as I hope I will be able to retain those in memory.
September 18, 2023
I am learning English and I think that studying phrases is fundamental for this reason I believe and consider this an important class, thanks for creating it.
August 21, 2023
Ce cours est vraiment clair, l'enseignante a des qualités pédagogiques et arrive à faire passer des explications enrichies avec des exemples. je suis très satisfait de ce que j'apprends je suis au 6ème cours. Merci à vous.
July 19, 2023
Good, explanation from trainer on each idioms with an situation to explain is remarkably good and well understood.
May 15, 2023
Penyampaian bahan sangat jelas shingga memudahkan saya untuk mempraktekkan bahasa english dengan baik dan benar serta mudah di mengerti lawan bicara kita. terima kasih.
March 16, 2023
Good course. I learned so many new Phrases and Idioms and I will try to use this in my day-to-day conversation. Thank you.
January 2, 2023
It was fun going through this course. The instructor was cheerful, and it was a wonderful experience for me.
November 7, 2022
A lot of great clues to use in english... This course were very helpful. I wish all of you success!!!
September 8, 2022
J'ai trouvé ce cours très bien fait, très intéressant. Les vidéos sont plutôt courtes. On comprend très bien la formatrice. Pour chaque expression ou mot, elle explique très bien et donne de beaucoup d'exemples. Je suis très satisfaite de cette formation et du talent de cette formatrice.
August 20, 2022
Amazing Course! It's always good to learn idioms, phrases and this short course is a good example of it. It teaches you a lot. Thanks!
July 26, 2022
In my opinion, i thought it was a very good course for someone who wants to extend their knowledge in english and therefore i gave it a 5 star.
July 23, 2022
It's very useful because the video is short but I prefer that it accompanied with written words for what the teacher explained.. thanks for your efforts
July 5, 2022
Die Erklärung ist sehr klar und nützlich für mich, ich habe alles verstanden und jetzt habe ich mehr Sätze, um meine Meinung zu auszudrücken.
June 24, 2022
We need more content It is really useful content. We need more content on this English grammar topic to improve your English communication. She explained very nicely and effectively way and also gave a good example.



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