English Idioms and Slang

Over the moon – Idiom

I’m over the moon! To be over the moon = to be extremely happy It’s a four-day weekend, and I found money in the street! I’m over the moon right now. I got the job! I’m over the moon! VOCABULARY Moon = the large natural satellite which orbits the earth, most commonly seen at night. […]

English Joke of the Week

Can I get a second opinion?

THE JOKE Doctor: “You are very sick.” Patient: “Can I get a second opinion?” Doctor: “Yes, you are very ugly too…”     VOCABULARY Second opinion = a diagnosis from another doctor to ensure that the first diagnosis was correct. Literally, it means two opinions. Get in this question means (to) obtain.   Why is […]

Desert the dessert in the desert

Desert the dessert in the desert

Desert the dessert in the desert! Desert can be a verb and a noun though with two completely different meanings. To Desert means to leave without intending to return. It can also mean to abandon. A Desert is a dry place which receives very little rainfall. The verb is pronounced with the stress on ‘sert’- […]

Woodward English Quote

The foolish man wonders at the unusual

The Quote “The foolish man wonders at the unusual, but the wise man at the usual.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1801-1892) American essayist, poet and philosopher VOCABULARY Foolish = a person with bad judgment and sense To wonder = to think about or question Wise = to have good judgment based on knowledge and experience […]