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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.
Professor Jenkins likes things _____________. He won't even let the university change his chalkboard to a dustless whiteboard.

This job may seem stressful, but after you _______, things will be much simpler and easier.

Members of team A secured the most new contracts and will be given the promotions. The members of Team B __________. Trying hard isn't as good as achieving, so you can try again next year.

After getting caught cheating on a test and being asked to leave the university, Larry begged the administration to let him stay, promising that he had ____________ and would never cheat again.

The summer intensive course is only two weeks but contains the same material as a full-semester course. Students are warned that each class will _________, so missing even one class can jeopardize one's chances of getting a good grade.

Jane's grandmother still sends her letters via post. She says that you _______________, so Jane shouldn't bother even trying to teach her to use email.

Some drivers are easily angered by other drivers on the road. They always want to ________________, not realizing that they themselves are the dangerous ones.

Jake used to constantly tell everyone he was a better basketball player than Alex, until one day, they played one-on-one and Alex really _________ him in front of all their friends.

The president has publicly called for a change to the country's foreign policy. He is now listening to the suggestions of experts from all the different political ________.

Tim's bike is really _______. It's got a banana seat and even a baseball card in the spokes of the back wheel to make noise.


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77 Comments on “10 Common English Idioms & Expressions From Education”


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hello Adam! thanks for these useful expression. I got 10. I have a question and I am so appreciated if you answer me. that is : how we read 1900s? nineteen hundreds?

Saturday, July 28th 2018

    good question +1

    Monday, July 30th 2018

      I found its answer you should read that nineteen hundreds

      Monday, July 30th 2018

        Hi Reza,

        Yes, anytime you see an ‘s’ added to a number, jut say the number as usual and add the plural s or es, etc.

        e.g.1970s = nineteen seventies.
        2000s – two thousands.

        Glad you found it out on your own though ;)

        Thursday, August 23rd 2018

and I think I’m the FIRST! wow :P

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Thx Adam, great lesson! :)

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Great lessons!
In your opinion, what’s the best online English dictionary?

Saturday, July 28th 2018

    Hi Banana Joe,

    I personally prefer the Oxford (if writing in Canada or UK)or the Merriam-Webste (US), but dictionary.com is very convenient.

    Hope this helps.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thank you Adam. I appreciate very much the way you teaching us, clear and understandable.

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Great lesson.Thank you!

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Thank you Adam. We have covered a lot of ground in learning idioms.

Saturday, July 28th 2018

got a 60 before watching the lesson, wasn’t that bad

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Got 100% :) Thank you Adam. You are great! <3 you!

Saturday, July 28th 2018

thank u so much mr.adam
i really liked these idioms specially
to school someone in something lol

Saturday, July 28th 2018

your lesson is fantastic, thank you so much

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Thanks Adam. I really like your lesson. I always repeat your video and remember these meaning

Saturday, July 28th 2018

Tks a lot.

Sunday, July 29th 2018

Always a pleasure to follow your lessons, Adam. Thank you.

Sunday, July 29th 2018

thank u so much mr.adam

Sunday, July 29th 2018

Thanks a lot Adam!!!Interesting lesson ;)

Sunday, July 29th 2018

I like this lesson.Thanks,Adam

Sunday, July 29th 2018

Hi Adam, I left a comment before this one, added some idioms to your list. Now I don’t see it. I really want to know what was the wrong with it,so not be approved. thank you

Sunday, July 29th 2018

    If it had a lot of links in it or was very long, it may have been marked as spam.

    Sunday, July 29th 2018

      Thank you for clarifying. I’m sure it wasn’t spam but I agree with you, it was very long indeed.

      Monday, July 30th 2018

    Thanks Hassan.

    Keep in mind a full list would be very long indeed. Better to absorb a few at a time ;)

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

10 of 10! Thank you!

Monday, July 30th 2018

This is a superb lesson! Thank you Adam for your best job.
Keep on……….

Monday, July 30th 2018

The most difficult part of this lesson, for me, was to well understand the questions of the quiz. I think that if I could understand all those sentences I had no need to study English.

Monday, July 30th 2018

    It’s just a matter of time, Byte :) Keep at it.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

i’m not trying to brag but as always 10/10

Monday, July 30th 2018

Thank you, Adam.

Monday, July 30th 2018

I thought that “ You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” meant you can’t teach him new tricks because he is more smarter than you and he already know how smth is done/ how to resolve the problem in a better way. Actually you are saying that this old dog is simply used with his old way of doing things. (Maybe an outdated way ;) ) Thank you… Hopefully you will make more videos about body language and business English

Monday, July 30th 2018

thank you, Adam you are a professional teacher keep up with the good jobe

Monday, July 30th 2018

Hi! Adam I’m a new student who wants to learn so let me know are you American or British ?

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

    Welcome Rammakorn. I’m neither… I’m Canadian ;)

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

      I think he is asking about pronunciation. You sound to me as an american guy:))

      Monday, September 3rd 2018

        Canadian and American accents can be very similar :)

        Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

A lot of ground to cover means what, Mr.Adam. I take the words from your explanation. I am a newbie

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

    I get it now, I was asking without listening to all the explanation.

    Tuesday, July 31st 2018

      Glad to hear it La Ode :)

      Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thank you very much for your excellent performance.

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

Hi Adam, I got 8/10….tried my best, A for effort! :) Thank you so much! appreciate this so much!

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

Thanks so much .you are a great teacher

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

I like it!!

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

    Good for you;)

    Monday, September 3rd 2018

Thank you Adam, i’m going to include all this new idioms to my language, it was really interesting listening you !!!

Thursday, August 2nd 2018

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Saturday, August 4th 2018

Guru,tell me the word that you did not tell in the video of phrasal verbs(come across) is it the swear word?

Monday, August 6th 2018

    Not sure what you mean Srija :)

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

hey Adam sir. a ques pls tell”I think I know the truth” in this the noun clause is the object of which verb?

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

    Hi Kshitij,

    I – subject
    think – verb
    (that)I know the truth – noun clause as object to the verb think.

    Is this what you meant?

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

I got 100 in this quiz!
Adam, I have a question, about idioms…I have read the idiom “learn something by heart”. What does it really mean?

Friday, August 10th 2018

    Hi Daloro,

    It means to memorize something. For example, if you have to give a speech, you will learn it by heart so you don’t need to reed it out.

    Hope this helps.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

      It definitely helps! Thanks a lot! I like so much Engvid and your lessons Adam :)

      Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thank you Adam. You are a nice teacher.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018

Thanks, Professor!
Any example with: Make the grade?
Thanks

Tuesday, August 14th 2018

    Hi Tapicero,

    To make the grade means to reach the right standard or level.

    Jim tried out for the swim team, but he ddn’t make the grade because all the others had many more years experience.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, August 23rd 2018

      Hi Adam,
      Yes, it does!
      Thanks for your response and for all your great videos.

      Thursday, August 23rd 2018

100 out of 100

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

80%

Monday, August 20th 2018

100%. I got it. I’m thankful of a good explanation, Adam.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

Hi Adam?
What is the meaning of the phrase “come from education”?
In Russian it does not sound quite correct
Give some synonyms of this phrase, please.

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thanks everyone :)

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Hello sir Adam can you please suggest ways about how can I master all the 12 tenses?

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

    Hi Alison,

    You should get a good grammar book with exercises and an answer key. I’m afraid that when it comes to grammar, it’s all about good explanations and practice. After that, practice reading every day. You will see the tenses in action and learn their uses in context.

    Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

      Thanks a lot Adam.

      Thursday, October 4th 2018

Thanks for idioms ,, but excuse me I have a problem with the expression “can’t teach an old dog new tricks”,, I think it’s not suitable way to speak with old people?

Tuesday, August 28th 2018

    It’s just an idiom. There is nothing insulting in it.

    Monday, September 3rd 2018

    Hi Ghydaa,

    It’s not about the person’s age as much as it is about his or her established ways. Generally, older people have habits that are hard to change because they have been repeated for a long time. However, a young person who has done one job for 10 years would be stubborn to change as well, and this expression would apply as well.

    Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

Some of phrase I heard early but most is new for me. Very usefull lesson. I hope I will cover a lot of ground with Adam.

Thursday, August 30th 2018

Actually I got 100 in quiz.

Thursday, August 30th 2018

Thanks 👍🏼

Tuesday, September 4th 2018

thank you teacher for this amazing video and for the effort you put on it .. you’re the best + i’ve got 10 out of 10 in the Exam :D !

Wednesday, September 5th 2018

Great, 10 of 10. I thought I can answer only 7 or 8
Alex, you’re the best teacher, thanks.

Saturday, September 8th 2018

10/10!
Thank you Teacher

Thursday, September 13th 2018

9/10 Thanks Adam. These lesson is helpful.

Sunday, October 7th 2018
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