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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.
You really admire and respect your uncle. You could say that ____________.

Your friend just won $18,000,000 in the lottery. She's probably ____________.

John just became director of our Sales division. He's really ____________.

To "have the world at your feet" means ____________.

At that time, Justin Bieber was very successful. He probably felt like ____________.

To "be on top of the world" means ____________.

If you're sitting around watching things happening around you without participating actively in them, you are ____________.

To be very happy is to be ____________.

If you are popular and admired, you probably ____________.

I really admire my grandma. In fact, ____________.


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184 Comments on “Learn English: 5 ‘WORLD’ Idioms”


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Yes!! I got 10 out of 10. Thanks Rebecca for your valuable time. I really appreciate itl

Monday, April 13th 2015

    Just one question dear Rebecca:

    Is it possible to say . . .

    “I’m just sitting here watching the world GOING by”?

    Thanks very much for your precious time and one hundred percent commitment Rebecca.

    Thursday, April 23rd 2015

      Yes, Regino, it would be correct to say that. Thanks again, and take care!

      Sunday, June 14th 2015

    Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate it, too. All the best, Verin.

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

thak you Rebecca, your exponation is excelent. 10 of 10

Monday, April 13th 2015

100o/o, fine….

Monday, April 13th 2015

I got 9/10. I mistook No.2. I couldn’t image “on top of the world,” because maybe I have never won so much money in the lottery…hahaha ^^;  

Thank you for your interesting lesson, Rebecca :)

Monday, April 13th 2015

I got 100% thanks Rebecca

Monday, April 13th 2015

I appreciate all your lessons, as a online-teacher I think the world of Rebecca!

Monday, April 13th 2015

    Thank you, Carlos, and congratulations on using the new expression so effectively. All the best.

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

Rebecca you are a good teacher!
Good lesson on idioms!VERY GOOD!
I think the world of you!
Thanks so much.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I got 10 out of 10. Cool. :))) Thanks Rebecca.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I got 100%. I am on top of the world. I think the world of you.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    Wow and wow! You used both expressions so powerfully. Congratulations, Abdul, and all the best to you.

    Sunday, June 14th 2015

thank you teacher so much it,s a new words for me, it was very useful i had a fun time with you it.s very useful :) best regards :) love you

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

i think the world of you :)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

thank you so much for sharing . it is very useful video , believe me i was on the top of the world when i was watching it , i find you very admire and successful person and i am sure that you feel that the whole world at your feet and i think the world of you

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    nice to use the adioms for her :)

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

      Nada it is always nice to squeez out your mind to get some of what you learned and use them right away . wla eh :D

      Sunday, April 19th 2015

10 of 10 – good )

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Got 10/10 ..Brovo!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

i got 7 ;)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Hi Rebecca. Another great lesson. May I ask you for some explanation on the tenses usage in your example no 1?

1. Present simple + “since” seems to be unorthodox. Is it, in general, allowed? Would present perfect work in your example as well?

2. In the second clause, could present simple or present perfect be used instead of simple past “had”? Is it correct to say “I’ve been so happy since I knew you” ?

Regards

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thanks Rebecca as always clear and perfect.we think the world of Rebecca!
Merci beaucoup

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

i’m on top of the world ,because i learned new idioms.
thank you Rebecca, i think the world of you.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

thanks “

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank you very much Rebecca, i got 10

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10; thaks; REBECCA YOU ARE THE BEST

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Hi, I don’t know whether that five indioms are popular,and can i use it in USA or all of countries use English?

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank you Rebecca for this great and useful lesson! Indeed, I realized that idioms are very important in English language. Could you tell me how many idioms exist in English language?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,

Wellington

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank you Rebecca!!! I won 10 of 10! I feel that whole world at my feet :)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I got 10 out of 10!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    10 of 10

    Tuesday, April 14th 2015

great lesson, thanks Rebecca. I am on top of world since I have seen your lessons.:)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

it was perfect Rebbecca, thank you.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

thank’s

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Great Tools. Thanks

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I got 10. thanks Rebeca. I like all lessons so much and I wait all the new lessons of you . really thanks Rebeca.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    Thanks for your kind words, Maryam. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

I wathed lesson, I am on top of the world)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

the ways you teach is very skillful im a fan of your lessons , about this lesson it was as clear as a bell
but i just ask you a question , can we use idioms in exams and tests , writing etc , or we have to use them only in oral speech , thank you so much in advance :) :) :)

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    You can certainly use idioms in your exams and tests. Most of them are not considered slang. Thanks for your feedback and all the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Hi Rebecca I think the world of your calmness and teaching skills. Until I have listened your lessons, my English have moved up in the world.Thanks.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    Keep on improving! My best to you!

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thanks, Rebecca.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Got 100%. Thanks madam. really it makes me happy to learn via internet more than learning in the classes.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

i think the word of you Ms rebecca. :D

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

10/10 ..Thanks Rebecca for the new idoms

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Good exercise and good practice , good teacher and I feel moving upon the world

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Very interesting lesson, I think that these idioms were very useful

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank You REBECCA

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

I’m on top of the world since I know your interesting siteweb.Thank you

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

    Glad you are enjoying our website. All the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Lovely lesson, 8/10 thanks very much

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Cool, Got 90……

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Married me Rebeca !! S2 really good teacher

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

oppps! im sorry i did not click the choices of answers, instead i click the next and it did not allowed me to go back.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thank´s!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

100% Ok!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

wow i got the 10 points. am on top of the world now!!

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

He had the whole world on his feet, but instead of being in the top of the world, he was only watching the world go by. So he lost is opportunity to moving up in the world. Oh poor boy.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    oh…it is wonderful ^_^

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

      Thank you, the truth is, I’m only playing with the idioms, only for practice the writing. About the meaning of the Idiom “the world at his feet” means be admired by everyone.

      Wednesday, April 15th 2015

“he had the world at his feet “…i can not understand this idiom …may you explain it to me again ?

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    For example – Imagine two boxer fighers. When a fighter KO his partner. The partner on the winner feet.
    That mean you get success in something.

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

      Thanks a lot

      Wednesday, April 15th 2015

I think the world of English yours in EngVid. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

I get 100

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

thanks for the lesson. hello everyone am new here i hope we could get along.
can i say i don’t think the world of him is that correct.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    Hi, Mckeown! Be welcome to EngVid group! I don’t know if saying “I don’t think the world of him” is grammarly correct, but I am sure it wouldn’t be very polite… ha ha.

    Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Жакшы жакшы ))

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Thanks so much

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

very good lesson and explanation.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

100 points))

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

First time here. I got 10 of 10 I might on top of the world. Hhhh

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Dear Rebecca,

That is a nice lesson again! I regard you a very didatic teacher. So I would like to suggest you a lesson about the differences between “thou” x “you” and “ye” x “you”. I know it is archaik English, but it is quite used in classic books like “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, by Harriet Beecher Stowe, or “Moby Dick”, by Herman Melville, especially among the Quaker characters. Of course I can understand them, because “thou” is very similar to the “tu” used in latin tongues. However, I have doubts in pronunciation and conjugation. It is not easy job to find that in books! If you may attend my request, I will be rather glad and grateful. As a Brazilian proverb says: “knowing does not occupy space”!

Best wishes,

Eduardo

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

wowwww I am on top of the world since I watched lessons engvid. I am truly moving up in the world and I realy Think the world of my teaches Engvid. Many thanks Rebecca god bless you

my best wishes to you

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    Well, thank you very much for all your kind compliments. So glad to know the lessons are helping you to improve your English. My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

100 points.Thank you!))))

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

You are a very good english teacher, your classes are very useful. thanks a lot.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    My pleasure, Pedro. Thanks and all the best to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thank you

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

thanks a lot. succeed…..

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

thank Rabeca I got 10

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Thanks you so much :)

Thursday, April 16th 2015

I get 90 but I hate idioms :(

Thursday, April 16th 2015

    I know learning idioms can be frustrating, but I hope you learned these idioms well in any case. Learning a little every day can get you far! All the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Hurray, got 10. This lesson reminds me of Ariel (…part of your world) and Aladdin (I can show the world…). Thanks Rebecca.

Thursday, April 16th 2015

Thanks, Rebecca.
I would like to ask a question.
I know the phrasal verb ‘save up’ money.
But can I say ‘save up’ water?

Friday, April 17th 2015

    Yes, you could say “save up water” if you know the water is going to be switched off, for example. In other words, you are going to save up some water so it is available later. All the best!

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thank!Beautiful lesson!

Friday, April 17th 2015

yess 10/10 love this quiz

Friday, April 17th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Here is an idiom for all students:
STUDY LANGUAGE IS OPEN TO THE WORLD.
Best regards.

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Thanks !

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Thanks 100%

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Thanks so much Rebeca. I really love this site.

Saturday, April 18th 2015

Any advice for studying the academic poetry ??

Saturday, April 18th 2015

    I suppose you mean serious poetry. A lot of poetry uses words and expressions in unusual and creative ways so a good book or teacher will help you understand what the poet was trying to convey. I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thank you.
if someone would like to practice speaking can add me on Skype

Sunday, April 19th 2015

Hi Rebecca, i’ve whatched your lessons and i shared it with my boss, so, he loves your classes also and he doesn’t stop saying many thanks Robson. The way you use to explain is out of the blue. Thanks.

Monday, April 20th 2015

    Hey, Robson, thanks for sharing the site with your boss and even happier to know he enjoyed it. I wish you both all the best with your English.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

cool I got 10/10 :D Thanks so much Rebecca

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Hi there, how you guys download the lesson? I just can see the “Not Found” message when I select a lesson to see.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

thank you

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Thank you!

Saturday, April 25th 2015

90% thanks Rebecca

Saturday, April 25th 2015

I got 10 out of 10. I am on the top of the world. :D

Sunday, April 26th 2015

splendid lesson:-) Thank you very much!

Monday, April 27th 2015

I got 100.

Thank you, Rebecca! I really think the world of you, you’re a great teacher.

Hugs from Brazil! \o/

Monday, April 27th 2015

    Thanks, Renata! Great use of the idiom, too. All the best.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thank you so much

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

I got 10 of 10 thank u :)

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thx,u have very good voice

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

I got 100.

Thank you Rebecca” You’re excellent teacher.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Good evening, Rebecca.
I am Haridan.
I have been studying with your lesson on Youtube channel but today I would like to bother you about my worrying. Why can’t I listen English clearly ? Even if I can translate while I am reading the subtitle. But when I don’t read the subtitle I am confused and can’t understand what they are speaking. In one topic or lesson (if I read the subtitle) I know almost all of words, there are just 1 or 2 words that I don’t know.
This is my big problem when I talk with a native speaker or other.
How can I improve ? I have been trying to listen such as BBC radio, engvid lesson, Introvert by Jade ect. But my listening skill is still not good. Are there tricks or techniques for that, Could you please please recommend for me ? Thank you.

Thursday, April 30th 2015

    You could work through some special books for ESL / EFL learners that focus on listening skills. You could also use the guidebooks for the TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC exams and follow the transcripts while listening to the CD for the listening sections of those exams. In addition, listen to the same passage more than once till you can understand without the subtitles or transcript. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

OK that was fine , I felt I’m on top of the world :)

Thursday, April 30th 2015

Thanks Rebecca for your explanation, I feel I’m ontop of the world.

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

    Great! Try to find many opportunities to use the idioms to remember them well and easily. All the best!

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thank you Rebecca

Monday, May 4th 2015

Thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Amazing!From 40% to 90%!This is incredible.

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

    So glad to hear your joy at improving! Isn’t it a great feeling to make real progress? My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

yes! I get 100 :)

Thursday, May 7th 2015

Oh….yes! I got 10. Thank you teacher.

Sunday, May 17th 2015

I got 9, but it’s ok.I improvethe next time. thank you Teacher.

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Thank you very much for your courses and your time teacher!!

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

very good

Thursday, May 21st 2015

I got 100!! I think you are a very good teacher !! it was so easy did it , your explanation it´s so clear.

Thursday, May 21st 2015

    Thanks. Glad to hear the lesson helped you. My best to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thanks..i learn a lot..

Friday, May 22nd 2015

Thanks for good doing

Sunday, May 24th 2015

Thanks a lot, teacher, Rebecca.

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

Thank you very much indeed!Good lesson.

Friday, June 5th 2015

This lesson is very interesting, because teaches you useful expressions. Thanks Rebbeca!

Monday, June 15th 2015

I meant Rebecca!

Monday, June 15th 2015

It’s really userful and interesting lesson. I think the world of you, Rebecca, for it! Thank you!

Thursday, June 18th 2015

thank you for the lesson Rebecca, I am on top of the world because I got 100/100

Saturday, June 20th 2015

    Congratulations! So glad to hear it. All the best to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Thanks!..:)

Saturday, June 27th 2015

Thanks a lot Rebecca ^^

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Your easy and simple method of teaching makes me think the world of you, now more than ever., Thank you Rebecca.

Monday, July 13th 2015

    That’s very kind of you, Katerina. You express yourself very well in English. My best to you.

    Wednesday, July 15th 2015

very good

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Thank you. I Like you. ^ ^

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

you are amazing teacher

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

great teacher!!

Saturday, July 25th 2015

100% thanks

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

10/10 :) I’m on the top of the world. :P :)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Thank you!

Thursday, August 6th 2015

Horaaaaaayyyyy i get 100……..:D

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Thank you Rebecca for lesson.I am watching your video first time but you are very good online teacher.I will always watch your lessons:)

Friday, August 21st 2015

Hi Rebecca, I am Lois. I would like to improve my english skill. I wish i had understood easilly the idioms used.

Thursday, August 27th 2015

I think the world of Rebecca and Canada. Thanks my teacher!!!

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Rebecca,thank you! You’re the best! I really like your lessons! :)

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

10/10. Thank you very much)

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

good job, thank you very much.

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Wow! Dear Rebecca, thank you for lessons: they are really interesting and easy to learn!!!

Sunday, September 20th 2015

Oh I REALLY LOVE THIS IDIOMS

Monday, September 28th 2015

Dear Rebecca!
Thank for your explanation! Felling on top of the world since I know engvid and you :)

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Dear Rebecca!
Thank for your explanation! Felling on top of the world since I knew engvid and you :)

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

I hit 100% :) Thanks Rebecca!
You’re a great teacher!

Monday, October 12th 2015

would you like to tell me plz What’s these idioms mean : 1. To end in smoke
2. to get into hot waters
3.to make ends meet
4. Bolt from the blue
5.to burn the candle at both ends
6. to bury the hatchet.
7.to lead someone up the garden path
8. to spill the been
sorry for disturbing .

Tuesday, November 10th 2015

It’s awesome!!!!And i’ve introduced this to my bro ,i really appreciate it!!

Friday, November 13th 2015

thank you for your learning videos they are helping me a lot .

Friday, November 13th 2015

i got 10 correct out of the 10
biji kurdistan =)

Saturday, November 21st 2015

Thanks a lot Rebecca for such awesome lesson.

Trully I consider you one of the ever best teachers I’ve seen.

All my regards for you;

Ahmad;

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Many thanks!
I’v got 100 :)

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Thank you Rebecca ) I get 10 of 10/ I am on the top of the world after this result )))

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Thank you very much

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thank you, it is very useful for understandig. Rebecca,could you explain, please, why we use “go” but not “goes” in idiom watching the world go by.

Sunday, January 17th 2016

10/10 I am on the top of the world:)
Thank you))

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Thank you Rebecca, thank you so much.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Such an understandible lesson thanks a lot Rebecca :)

Thursday, January 28th 2016

10/10 – cool

Sunday, January 31st 2016

WOW! I got 10 out of 10!Thanks a lot, Rebecca!

Friday, February 5th 2016

thank you so much

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thank you very much!

Friday, February 26th 2016

I do not give up!

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Thank you very much !

Saturday, March 19th 2016

If you ask me what I’m doing now, nothing. I’m just watching the world go by.
Thank you Rebecca. :)

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

10 of 10, thank you!

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016
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