Burning the candle at both ends – meaning

Meaning of Burning the candle at both ends This English idiom can mean: 1. To work (or do some other activity) from early in the morning until late at night without taking time (or very little time) to rest. 2. To try and do too much work (or an activity) in a short...

Zip your lip – Zip your mouth – Meaning

There are three ways of saying this Idiom in English. Zip your mouth! Zip your lip! Zip it! The meaning is the same no matter which you use. The meaning of Zip your Lip / Zip your Mouth This idiomatic expression can mean any of the following: Keep your mouth shut....

Parts of the House in English

We have created some new English vocabulary games about different parts of the house and what you can often find in each room or place. But before you try these game, I recommend looking through our reading passages containing much of the information and vocabulary...

Nursery Rhymes and Games

Nursery Rhymes are traditional songs and poems for children in English-speaking countries. In North America they are sometimes called Mother Goose Rhymes. In the picture above, can you name which nursery rhyme each cartoon character comes from in our list of Nursery...

Professions, Occupations and Jobs

Below is another chart we have created, this time about different Jobs, Professions and Occupations. One activity you can do using this chart is say what a person does in each profession. You can do this by asking the question What does a/an X do? For example: What...

Free time and Leisure Activities

Free time means the same as Leisure time. It’s the time when you are not at work or school and usually have no other obligations to fulfill. You can decide on how to spend that time you have free. Here is a chart of 12 things you can do in your free time: We...

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