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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.
She's a woman of her word.

If he's a confirmed bachelor, ____________.

If your colleague Josh does not speak much, you could describe him as ____________.

The Korean skater was the woman of the hour at the Olympics.
This means:

A man of the people is:

Which two idioms are almost always only used to refer to men?

"She's a woman of few words."
Even though it normally refers to a man, is it possible to use this idiom to refer to a woman?

A man ____________ expresses the opinions of ordinary folk.

The winner of the Daytona 500 car race was ____________.


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131 Comments on “6 Idioms about People”


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I’ve got all correct! Thank you engvid for another interesting class.

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, September 29th 2014

    Human language is sexist and it has become a way of living for most of us whether we like it or not.

    For instance , the Mexican government has done practically nothing to legislate discrimination in the workplace. In other words there are few serious attempts to combat sexism in the workplace.

    Unless I am very much mistaken, I am quite sure that the same happens in most English speaking countries.

    Thanks for this great lesson Rebecca,you are a woman of the people.

    Tuesday, September 30th 2014

      Wow, thanks, Regino, for your compliments and also your observations in excellent English.

      Thursday, November 13th 2014

    EXelente sir WoW

    Tuesday, July 12th 2016

I like very much this kind of lessons!

Monday, September 29th 2014

Nine out of nine. Nice lesson, and it was pretty easy to understand. Thank you, Rebecca.

I’m a man of few words by the way. :)

Monday, September 29th 2014

    You’re welcome. You’re also a man who speaks English well! My best wishes to you.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

      could we change with Bachelorette for woman

      Thursday, March 26th 2015

So. Good , we need more and more lessons

Monday, September 29th 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9 , thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I got 100… hurrah
hhehehe
thaak you teacher

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

    Good for you! All the best!

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

I got 8/9
Thank you Rebecca
I have a Friend who is a ladies’ man

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thank you so much Rebecca , it was useful for me
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Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I got 9/9

Thankss Rebe

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Dear Rebecca,this lesson is quite useful for me.I have learned not only these 6 idioms,but also the way how to explain meaning with a completed sentence.This is very important for my English improvement.Thank you very much for this lesson!
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BTW, I appreciate someone can practice English with me via Skype ( ID:jarods).

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

    So glad to hear the lesson helped you. All the best!

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

great lesson

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

It was an excellent lesson.Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

thanks once again rebecca. I feel, you are a woman of your Word. aren’t you ?

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

    That’s very kind of you. Thank you. Our word is everything, is it not? You must also be a person of your word to care about such matters. All the best.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

it was good new thing for me

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Hi Ms Ronnie
I want to learn eng lang from you.
i need to know the pricing please.
please do reply me asap.
regards
Riaz

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

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Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Seems like most of young men are confirmed bachelors, recently :)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

    Well, I am not :D

    Thursday, October 2nd 2014

    Do not worry Pauletta, there are plenty more fish in the sea.

    Have a great day!!!

    Saturday, October 11th 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9. Thank you for your interesting and useful lesson, Rebecca :)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks Rebecca … idioms are interesting in english .. keep your job up and give us more and more useful lessons :)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I got 100 :), Thank you Rebecca

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

What a great lesson! Thank you teacher :)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thank you it was great ! 10/10

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I’ve got 9 correct out of 9, thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks Rebecca:)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Hello Rebecca, I’d never heard some of this idioms before, but I have just seen,In Spanish we have some very similar expressions.
Regards from Barcelona (Spain)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Nice!!!

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks ,very much

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

thnx alot teacher, it was a very useful lesson

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

yeppee! 9 out of 8

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

thank you ,I got 8 correct out of 9.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks rebecca, i like the way you deliver the information

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks Rebecca, it is a useful lesson and it is helping me a lot!

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

thank you rebecca .i’m so bad in english

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

    Well, now, stay positive, my friend. You certainly said that correctly and that’s a good start! All the best to you.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

Great lesson , very good explained, thanks.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thank you

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Very useful. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thank you Rebecca! I got 10! I want to be a man of my word!

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Good for you! I mean, for your English and also for your character. You have my respect. All the best.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

9/9 This quiz is for you Rebecca. He’s a ladies man although a confirmed bachelor. A man of his word, and a man of few words at the same time. He is man of the people, Who is he????
If you said George Clooney you wrong.
The right answer is CRISTIANO RONALDO the man of the hour.
yeah…..hihihihihihihi

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Glad you’re enjoying playing with the idioms. That’s the way! My best wishes.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

I got 100% .. Thanks Rebecca for your exercises

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thank you Ms. Rebecca very much, I got 89%.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

I got 9/9 ..thank you Rebecca

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

thanks a lot to k

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

hello! i am men of few words and i see Rebeca is woman of people. thank you!

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thank you só much. I got 100%

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

100% awesome!
Thank you. It was nice to learn from you ^_^

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Great lesson! Thank you!

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

I’m a man of few words; nevertheless, Rebecca I am quite sure you are the best teacher on this web site; your knowledge, charisma and experience, make you to be an amazing teacher.
Hey everybody, I think it’s important to be grateful and show it up with actions. There’s an old proverb : “Actions speak louder than words”.Our best way to help and say thanks, is supporting engVid.com and its professional team.
Thanks so much, Rebecca and all the engVid Team for your time and your enthusiasm. All the best!

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Wow, thank you kindly for your generous compliments and your wise advice to our viewers / readers. Your few words have gone a long way! My best wishes to you, my friend.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

Wow…super me!!
I had 100 over 100. Thank you very much Ms.Rebecca!

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Very nice class Rebecca, you can’t imagine how much you are helping us.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thanks Rebecca.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

I am looking for THALINHO the Brazilian teacher..
email me when you get my message
javad_mie2009@yahoo.com

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

so cool,than you.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Hello Rebecca !
I have nothing to add to the comments above
except some notions concerning “politically correct”. They say:
instead of we should say

businessman businessperson
fireman fireperson
policeman policeperson

and so on

Do you really use feminist’s terms ?
Regards !

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

    Thanks for your comments. Yes, we should use the politically correct terms such as businessperson, chairperson, etc. We also need to understand other terms when used by different people. That is why we teach what is commonly heard as well as what you should ideally use. My best wishes to you.

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

Rebecca thanks alot u are awesome

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Thank you! It is always good to learn!

Friday, October 3rd 2014

thank you Rebecca ,very intersting

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Thank you Rebecca, I got 100 and I’m james Bond too

Saturday, October 4th 2014

it is a good lesson.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

i got 7 correct answer.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

I think it’s a little bit confusing when we have to use infinitives or (to + infinitives) after verbs. Could you help us by giving some tricks you probably know? Either you could make a lesson about this, or not; we all appreciate your time teaching us.
All the best to you!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Rebecca, could you explain what the phrase “Kick it up a notch” means?
Thanks in advance.
All the best!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

very great lesson for me, an indonesian

Monday, October 6th 2014

thank you so much

Monday, October 6th 2014

Thank you, I’ll try to use this idioms in everyday life.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Thanks for the nice lesson.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

thanks a lot rebecca!
I am a woman of few words…only english speaking!

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

I enjoyed this lesson

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Rebecca, you are so amazing! Thanks a lot for your lessons.

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Rebecca is the woman of the hour.

Thursday, October 9th 2014

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

9/9. Thank you very much, Rebecca! Your lessons are quite clear. Keep up the good work!

Sunday, October 12th 2014

9/9 Rebecca thank your every much you the best teacher

Monday, October 13th 2014

great, was useful, thanks!!!!

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Thank you.

Friday, October 31st 2014

thanks

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

I did it! Thanks for a lesson, Rebecca :)

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Thanks to all of you for your comments. I am glad that you enjoyed the lesson and that many of you tried to use the idioms right away in your comments. That’s the best way to learn. My best wishes to all of you.

Thursday, November 13th 2014

    Thank you Ma’m from your teaching

    Monday, January 5th 2015

Hello Rebecca. The lesson was excellent. I have a suggestion. I wish our nice teachers in engVid could make some videos explaining about a short part of movie or a piece of news. I mean in the video, a clip is shown and a teacher pause it and explain about some idioms or words or the structure. Specially the very causal structure which are used in the movies. Or showing a piece of news and talking about that. I think this way is very fun and also practical.

Friday, November 14th 2014

I’m pleasure to meet you and your lesson.
I hope to improve my english with your help.
Than kyou

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thank you it’s useful video.

Sunday, November 16th 2014

Rebecca is one of the best teachers of engVid.com for me. Her pronunciation and the speed of speaking is impeccable :D !

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

    It is true in my opinion too. Thanks!

    Friday, December 5th 2014

Word “man” means human. For example – prime ministry of Germany is a man of a few words. Or I can say person of few words. Would be impolite to say woman, but she is. Firstly she is a minister after that mother, sister, wife etc. Other phrase. She is a woman of hour. !!! She is a man (human in this case) of hour.
Well, my sister is confirmed bachelor. Why not, ma’am?! I’m sure that is clear for everyone. Nobody say so! Let me be first. )) Language like sound of harp should be clear )
Harp is a sexist, is it?
Anyway thank you for your business!

Saturday, December 20th 2014

the best English teacher! her accent and personality is so good.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

    YES!

    Friday, December 26th 2014

Thank You Rebeca,you are very good teacher!

Friday, December 26th 2014

9/9~~~
great teacher and excellent class.

Saturday, December 27th 2014

thanks alot. It was very usefull

Monday, January 5th 2015

Hello dear Teacher. I am an Afghan Student but now in India I want to prepare for TOEFL or IELTS. I need your Email because I have some question. thanks
looking forward to hearing from you.

Monday, January 5th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.The lectures in this site are very usefull for me.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

I obtain the full marks

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

yessssssssssss I’ve got all correct

Thursday, February 12th 2015

Once again, you have thought us idioms in your

polite, sensitive and totally relaxed way!

I do like your lessons, Rebecca.

It’s very important (at least for me) to feel
that you care about us and respects the fact that we are just ordinary students and need
to learn the language.

You don’t make a fool of yourself to teach us because you are not a comedian, or an entertainer. You are a PROFESSOR.Of course you need to make jokes, it’s necessary, but NOT ALL
THE TIME!!!! You have a good sense of humour and that’s what we need.

Thank you very much, Rebecca. Again!

You smile, you show you are happy

Monday, February 16th 2015

this is the first time. I got 9/9. Yes!!! Rebecca, thank you.

Monday, February 16th 2015

…and to finish the sentence,you speak clearly,
I can undestand all the words you say.

As you can see, sometimes,or rather, scarcely ever I’m a woman of “a lot” of words!

Just kidding.Bye.

Monday, February 16th 2015

:::::Dear Rebecca
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you!
thank You and all of your colleagues at EngVid!
You are the woman of the hour
Best wishes!!!

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

You are the woman of the hour

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Dear Rebecca,
As a teacher on your website, you keep this promise : advancing students.
So I can write, you are a woman of her world.
Best regards.

Friday, February 27th 2015

thanks rebecca. you are the woman of the hour

Friday, February 27th 2015

Thank you, got 100.

Saturday, March 21st 2015

thank Rebecca :) i really wanna practice Eng. please add me. my skype is daovansone :) tks!

Thursday, March 26th 2015

my Quis rebecca:
89
You got 8 correct out of 9.
:)

Thursday, March 26th 2015

thanks! very useful lesson”

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Rebecca is one of the best teachers of engVid.com for me too. “Her pronunciation and the speed of speaking is impeccable”- I completely agree. Thank you for the lessons,Rebecca!

Friday, April 10th 2015

very good lesson. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

its a great lesson regarding the people(idioms).

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Yes I did it Thanks a lot for lesson!

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

thank you rebaceea for
the amazing, lesson
please please please
do more idioms!

Sunday, July 12th 2015

Hi Rebecca, this is my first experience with this website.I should say that I am impressed. And I understand, eventually, I will be able to improve my English with easy thanks to you. Best my wishes.

Friday, November 13th 2015

Just great lesson!!! Thanks a lot to engVID.com team you are the best!!! God Bless You All!!!

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

Thank you for this lesson.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

great video..thanks Rebbeca..you are a woman of few words ,but it is great words..and you are a woman of the people how follow your interested lecture..be safe and good

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

I like the way you teach,you catch me from the first lesson I saw , thanks a lot

Wednesday, May 18th 2016
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