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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
My last boyfriend was a dreamer. I need someone who is more ____________________.

I can't believe you lost $250 at the casino. That's $250 ____________________!

You should give Rick a call. He's been ____________________ since Laurie died.

Did you watch the football game last night? It came ____________________.

She's beautiful. I just wish she was more _______________.

Sorry that I haven't been that fun lately. I've been ____________________ since my breakup.

I still have a lot of work to do on my project before handing it in tomorrow. I think it's going to be ____________________.

If you are ____________________, government agencies may be able to help you.

She's the most ____________________ person I know. She's easy to talk to.

I can't believe I was in that relationship for three years! That's three years of my life ____________________!


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144 Comments on “Learn English – 5 “DOWN” Idioms”


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I can’t thank you enough for yours videos and tips… thx Alex u R an amazing teacher.

Saturday, June 14th 2014

    I agree with your comments. Alex is an excellent teacher, I always understand his lessons with ease; apart from being a down-to-earth person.

    Sunday, June 15th 2014

      Hi Alex, let me share some thoughts on the way I look at idioms:

      Idioms always make our talking more colorful and natural.

      They are useful tools that help us see to some good extent how the English language works.

      It was a concise and interesting video-lesson.

      Have a great weekend Alex!!!

      Sunday, June 15th 2014

      i agree with you..Alex is a great teacher..=)
      Thank you Alex…

      Sunday, June 15th 2014

    Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

    it’s very surprisingly to see here a person from the USA, hello)

    Saturday, May 21st 2016

amazing lesson i get new idioms just because of you. thanks

Saturday, June 14th 2014

    No problem! That was my goal.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

I got 6 correct out of 10. I was confused. But later I understood No. 8. BTW when my friends died I was down in the dumps. They passed away when they were twenties and thirties they were too young :( Anyway, thank you for your lesson, Alex. Helpful :)

Saturday, June 14th 2014

    I’m sorry to hear that. :(

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

      No problem! I just remembered them a little and tried to make a sentence with “down in the dumps.” Thank you for your sympathy :)

      Thursday, June 19th 2014

I finished my assignment down to the wire. :)

Saturday, June 14th 2014

great i got 10 correct out of 10

Saturday, June 14th 2014

very useful lesson i learned some new idioms i think i am not down and out thanks a lot alex

Saturday, June 14th 2014

    No problem!

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

thanks Alex , you are a nice teacher i enjoyed by the lesson and you wasn’t down my time the drain :) and i got 10 correct

Saturday, June 14th 2014

100% thanks alex for this great lesson

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Great! All corect. Thanks Alex! <3

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Hi Alex
I’m seven-month newcomer to Toronto.my vacabulary extend is good,but I need to learn some more smart adjectives or nouns or slangs, that i can use them in my daily conversation and writing essay.
I got 10/10

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thank you! It’s alwaysa pleasure to learn when all is clear

Sunday, June 15th 2014

hii… thank a lot alex. all your lessons are clear as a bell. i’ve scored 100% . thanks for your help. wish you long life ahead

Sunday, June 15th 2014

    That’s very kind. Thank you.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

thanks alex ,,, that was really clear and helpful , thanks again

Sunday, June 15th 2014

I got 10 out of 10. thanks Alex!!!

Sunday, June 15th 2014

I got 9 out of 10. Thanks for the lesson Alex !!!

Sunday, June 15th 2014

hi .I love you .you are the best
and wonder do you classes on skype
id like to have private classes with alex
thanks

Sunday, June 15th 2014

I got 9out of 10. Thanks Alex for useful lesson. Take care and have a nice day.

Sunday, June 15th 2014

thank u Alex. i got 100

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thank you so much…. Would you please teach us to be advanced speakers?
Best Regards.

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thanks Alex,I liked the expression “come/go down to the wires”,it was new one for me.

Sunday, June 15th 2014

videos like this kind are what make us speak a fluent english.thank u sir.

Sunday, June 15th 2014

    Not a problem. Thanks for your support.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

I’am can’t understand thx for lessen ….

Sunday, June 15th 2014

10/10… merci beaucoup!!!

All the best

Sunday, June 15th 2014

very nice exercise. thanks

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thanks a lot!

Sunday, June 15th 2014

100 percent…Thank you so much Sir Alex

Monday, June 16th 2014

Thank you. Alex! :)

Monday, June 16th 2014

Thank you Alex for this useful lesson.
Now,I’m down in the dump. So I decided to quit this job. I think the last three month working here is just down the drain.

Monday, June 16th 2014

thx Alex for this helpful lesson u r great :)

Monday, June 16th 2014

Thanks alex , I wanna practice English with anybody by chatting

Monday, June 16th 2014

    you’re so beautifull emyyyyy, if you wish i can give you my Skype adress.
    what do you think?

    Friday, June 27th 2014

    hi,emyyyy are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what do you think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Friday, June 27th 2014

Thanks very much

Monday, June 16th 2014

10/10 this five idioms are very common used

Monday, June 16th 2014

thanks for the lesson. What does the “larger than life” mean?

Monday, June 16th 2014

It will be not easy to remember all!
Thanks, Alex. :)

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thanks Alex always, Can I ask a question?
I thought ‘Down to the wire’ is an adverb but on the quiz it looks like an adjective.
My example sentence is that “I’ll do my best down to the wire.”
However, on the quiz I saw the sentence “It’s going to be down to the wire”
So, is my sentence wrong?

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thanks Alex, great lesson

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

cảm on nhiều Alex

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thank you Alex :)

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Alex really thank u before watching that videos I thought I m down to the wire for learning eng.after watching I learn a lot of things . I believe now English like a ocean :-)

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Hi Alex…
Do u mind if u prepare some lessons about passive verb in all different tenses and teach me how can use them in my speaking and writing? I always have a problem with them and I am using them in a wrong way.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

    Good idea. :) I’ll keep that in mind for a future lesson.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

      Tnx ALex…

      you are the best teacher in engvid that I always understand your all lessons.

      Thursday, June 19th 2014

great lesson

Thursday, June 19th 2014

    hi, erta are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what dou think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Friday, June 27th 2014

Thank you, Alex!!!!Nice lesson!!!!

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thank you so much Alex, you are the most down to earth person I have met.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Hi Alex, thank you very much for your support !

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Very good lesson for unerstanding this material! Thank you!

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thanks Alex! This lesson was pretty helpful.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thanks Alex!
I’ve got a good score!
You’re an excellent teacher!

Friday, June 20th 2014

very good lesson, i’ve got 10 of 10, understood everything, Thaks a lot!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

    sorry, forgot the “n” :P, Thanks alex!

    Saturday, June 21st 2014

Hi Alex, thank you so much for this interesting lesson!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Wow! I got 10/10 correct! Thank’s for the this good lesson Alex!

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Thanks you very much!!

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Hi Alex, thanks for all your great lessons.
I remember a title of a song by Bruce Springsteen: Downbound Train.
Does it correlate with the expressions in your lesson?
Thank you
Gianni

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Sir, Could you make a video about the differences between Maybe, Perhaps and probably, please? thank you…

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Very interesting lesson.
Thank you Alex.
You are a great teacher
All the best

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Thanks a lot.. those lessons were extremely useful… great work!!

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

What a lesson! Very useful. Hope you will make these kinds of video more in the future, 5 OUT Idioms, 5 KEEP Idioms.
Thank you a lot, Alex! :)

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

very nice lesson. thanks

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

its was very important lesson alex! I apreciate it…thank you for your help

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Hi Alex,
I have a question for you: what is the difference between speak and talk?.

Thanks for all your lessons. You’re a great teacher.

Greetings from Chile :)

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    hi, are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what do you think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Friday, June 27th 2014

It was an excellent lesson.Thank you.

Friday, June 27th 2014

for me, is the best teacher that i’ve ever seen,congratulations Alex.

Friday, June 27th 2014

All your lessons are very very helpful, I can easily understand your teaching. I hope you will have more lessons about “idioms” because as you know, “idioms” is always a problem with many English learner. Thank you very much

Saturday, June 28th 2014

wow! Theses teachers on Engvid.com are the best ones.

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Alex is a good teacher…
Thank you Alex…
God bless you.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Thank you.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

wow….very good tks Alex, i think your explanations are very clear….can I suggest some lessons teaching about clear differences between use of “do ,does /// is are ,present and past….sometimes, not often I have some doubt to form correct sentences with them tks

Friday, July 4th 2014

i got 10/10 in quiz.
thanks Alex

Sunday, July 6th 2014

thanks!!!

Monday, July 7th 2014

You got 8 correct out of 10 .lol. i can do this, so thanks Alex

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

first at all Alex, say Thank you for this great lesson, those “Idioms” are Great!! I’ll watch all your other lessons because you are Great, is nice to learn from teachers like You.
Regards from Colombia.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

I can’t believe I was in that relationship for three years! That’s three years of my life ____________________!

SORRY!!!I don’t know why this answer is “down-to-drain”??

Thursday, July 10th 2014

what”s the deferent betwen ever and before

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

thanks for this lesson)

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thank You!

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

It’s so much easier to learn with a teacher like you!
10/10 correct! Thank you! :D

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thanks got 70%.

Friday, July 18th 2014

Great lesson!I love studying idioms.

Friday, July 18th 2014

first quiz I got 60% and I felt down in the dumps but then I listened again to the lesson and I got 100%
Thank You Alex

Friday, July 25th 2014

thanks for all the videos, I learned a lot.

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Great lesson

Monday, July 28th 2014

why the quiz doesn’t work?

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Thank you Alex, It is quite useful.

100%

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Thank you.

Sunday, August 10th 2014

It was very useful! I got 10 :)
Thank you Alex!
But i have something not clear.
It’s about the sentences from the quiz no. 2 and 10.
“That’s $250 down the drain.”, “That’s three years of my life down the drain!”
From here, ‘down the drain’ is noun?
Or what part is it grammatically?

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Many thanks!

Monday, August 18th 2014

Alex is a great teacher!!!!

Monday, August 18th 2014

Thank you,Alex,for your lessons.You’re a very good teacher,you’ve helped me :)

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

thank you alex.

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

thank u. quiz are adequate and nice too as always!

Sunday, August 24th 2014

I can’t thank you enough

Saturday, August 30th 2014

I love your classes, thank you!!

Sunday, August 31st 2014

Thanks alex. You are the best

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Great lesson Alex, thanks a lot. I learnt these useful idioms down to the wire before bed!

Monday, September 15th 2014

Thank you Alex for useful and good lesson!
Keep on moving buddy, you are doing helpful business!

Thursday, September 18th 2014

its more similar and very confusing, thanks for the lesson

Friday, September 19th 2014

I cant download leassons, how is it possible???????? plz help me

Sunday, September 21st 2014

    Sorry, our lessons are only on Youtube!

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

ı did it thanx to much

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

great lecture sir…thank you so much.. :-)

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Thanks Alex. U r best teacher
Hey everybody. Im 33. Im teacher. Add me on Skype (Soyadina25) I really want to have someone to practice my English.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

I got 10/10. but not good enough speaking. AnyoNe please. …

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Alex, your idioms are down the earth :)

Monday, December 1st 2014

I am so happy. Have 10/10. Thanks Alex :)

Sunday, February 1st 2015

Alex good lesson as always. Congratulations you r an awesome teacher.
thanks a lot.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

I got 10 out of 10.
I want to use these idioms.

Monday, February 9th 2015

I got 100%! It is very useful lecture. The most pleasant part that your speech is printed! It makes it more understandable. I can see the words you use visually and look in the dictionary unknown or forgotten words. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

thank you.

Friday, February 20th 2015

Dear Alex, In the famous Tina Turner’s song (I don’t remember the name)there is a line ” I am down but not out? Does it mean I am without support but with money or I am without support and money but it is not so bad that I am down in the dumps.

Saturday, March 7th 2015

you are amazing!

Monday, March 9th 2015

I got 8

thank yo so much

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

hi teacher you are a very talented teacher and your manner is very easy , thank you very much for your effort !!!

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

I want to thanke a helpful person alex

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

GREAT!

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

Hi, Alex! You’re an excellent teacher! Thanks for this very useful lesson.I’m a down-to-earth person. Greetings from Brazil! Júlio César.

Monday, August 3rd 2015

perfect.. thank you, Teacher Alex :)

Friday, August 14th 2015

to tell the true you are the best teacher ^^

Tuesday, August 18th 2015

very useful lesson and clear explanation. thank you.

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Thank You Again Great Teacher Alex. I Actually Learn Allot about your topics.

Thursday, October 1st 2015

I got ten correct out of ten, thanks a lot/

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Thanks, Alex. It was a useful lesson.

Friday, February 12th 2016

I got 9 out of 10… only got a mistake at queztion #7… thanks alex very useful lesson as always…

Friday, February 19th 2016

I love your lessons. Thank you, i really do appreciate it.

Saturday, February 20th 2016

thank for this lesson alex,. it was very helpful. i always learn something new at engvid.com

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016
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