shoot the breeze,
talk a mile a minute,
spill the beans, and more. I’ll explain the meaning of these commonly used idioms and also teach you when NOT to use them! Knowing idioms always takes your communication skills to a higher level. Remember, idioms are useful for IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC test-takers, too.
Thanks a lot! It’s an useful lesson indeed. I scored 10 out of 10. By the way, one of the idioms you explained about (to speak the same language) is also used in my native language.
We also use this idiom in Portuguese!
That’s interesting and nice at the same time. So do we in Italy ;-) We all speak the same language!
Also we use to say: “we’re in tune” like a radio. In Italian: “Siamo sintonizzati”
100 % tks a log
Hi Rececca a small reqest could you please write about your last example about ideoms.
I tried to replay again and again but you talked a mile a minute so i could not understand the last example.
you can take from the quiz.
“My girlfriends talked me out of staying at home crying over my old boyfriend and they talked me into going out with them to the party”
In this case “girlfriends” refers to “female friends”.
thanks so much !
Rebecca,you are a #1 teacher ,always teaching a useful lesson.
Dear Rebecca, It was fantastic lesson. Please make more videos like this. They are so useful.
You always choose the best topics and explain them clearly and understandable. Thanks a million.
Very interesting these idioms.
Great! I got 10 out of 10! We speak the same language, Reb! Thanks c:
Thanks a lot for all your help i´m really grateful to all of you, my English skills are increasing each day because of you and I just want to say THANKS :)
Yes!! I got 10 out of 10 Thank you Rebecca, you are a great teacher…:)
I GOT 8 TO 10 , YOU’RE A GREAT TEACHER >
I only got 90%, :(, I made a little mistake on “spill the beans”, I hope I’ll be lucky next time :)
Hello, I wonder why my comment of yesterday is still waiting to be approved till now, or maybe I wrote something which is not allowed :(
Don’t worry, it was just waiting to be approved! I pretty much only delete a comment if you’re proposing to the teacher :)
thank you Rebecca i got 10 out of 10 , i spend interesting time here with you and other teachers .
Thanks Rebecca , It wa
Thanks Rebecca , It was a great lesson ,and I’ve got 100%.
:) THANK YOU
:) شكــرا لـك
Hi Rebecca. Thank you for the useful lesson. I like your quizzes because you give a lot of examples.
Glad to hear the quizzes help you. It’s always good to check whether you have understood a new point. All the best to you.
Hi Rebecca, that help me so much, thank you for that lesson.
Thank you Rebecca. You make things simple, I like it a lot.
Do these phrasers work for BRITISH English?
I mean, Cambridge Exams.
Yes, they do. All the best to you.
Thank you Rebecca! Nice lesson
Thanks Rebecca ,just want to know if these are useful in UK
Sure, yes, they are used worldwide. All the best to you.
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Very useful lesson!
amazing lesson )) we want more idioms in English plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Thanks so much, Rebecca! In Brazil, we also use “to speak the same language” with the same meaning explained in this lesson! Teach us more idioms, please!
Glad you enjoyed the lesson. We will certainly be recording more lessons on idioms. My best wishes to you, Janilza.
Great video. Thanks for the very useful content.
Thanx it’s very useful :)
Thanks Rebecca. I have a new questions. Would you like to explain to us when is good to use the question: “Wat’s up?” and what is exact the meaning for it. If someone is using it which are the best possible answers? Thank you very much for answering to us. Cata
This means the same as:
What’s going on?
It can also mean:
The answers depend on the situation, and range from saying “Nothing special” to actually describing what’s going on.
All the best to you.
Thanks Rebecca, I like your teaching.
thnx so much . you are excellent forever
i like it, it’s very useful for me about english idioms one of my problem in learning english
Yes, you are not alone. Everyone finds idioms challenging, but you can make progress one idiom at a time! My best to you.
Thank you for this lesson. :)
thanks. this is a beautiful and exciting lesson
i got an a in this test Miss : Rebecca i just don’t now how can i thank you i’m really thankful those were an magnificent idioms , i hope you make some lesson for conversational skills please , sending big Hi from Egyptian Nile to you ♥ ;)
I am so glad to hear you found the lesson helpful. My best wishes to you in Egypt.
thanks for this lesson.
I’m wondering if you could make a video to explain me this doubt, please:
What is the right way:
March THE 4th?
Thank you in advance!
usually we just say March 4th. Sometimes we use March the 4th, if we are trying to emphasize the date. The first way is always correct, so best to use that. All the best to you.
I could perfectly understand what these 6 idioms mean, but I’d like to know what “he works on commission” mean.
It means as much as he can sale shoes,therefore he could get more money beyond of his salary.
It is easy to understand.
When you sell goods in a small shop (in retail trade) or in a warehouse (in wholesale trade) in comission, you will get a certain percentage after “the price of a sold good” or your full sale/selling.
you can see here an example:
A customer is looking for a shirt with green colour in your shop.
You have more green shirts in his size and he likes all of them.
There are 3 products that suit to your customer and now he must decide which one he should buy.
However, He wants to buy the cheapest.
It is wrong for you because you will get less “commission” after it. So, you try to “talk him out of buying it” and “talk him into buying the most expensive one”.
the price of first product is “400$”,
the price of second product is “500$”,
the price of third product is 600$.
Which (one) will you force him to buy it? or to persuade him to buy it? The third one!
There are 2 chances in getting “commission” :
1. If you only get percentage after your sale:
for example: 6%
You get 6 per cent commission after your selling.
you will get 600$*0.06=36$ after your selling only this one product!
It is higher than the others.
2. If you get not only percentage but a basic salary too, then you will get even a bonus above your salary.
you got bonus above your salary.
Your salary is 2000$ per month.
You sold products in 1000$ value.
Your bonus will be : 1000$*0.06 = 60$.
The full money you will get after your sale: 2060$.
You will offer the third one to your customer.
So, you are motivated to sell the customers more and more products because you will get more and more money.
I hope I wrote good and it is understandable.
Wow, it was very kind of you to offer such a detailed explanation to the question posed by sunshine above. Thank you and my best wishes to each of you!
100 Thank you for your good lesson
Thanks a lot
coud you let me know if “speak the same language” likes “hit it off”???
Thanks so much!
They’re very similar! “Hit it off” is less about agreeing with each other and more about just getting along.
Thanks, engvid moderator!
thanks, i can use idiom while talking now
Thanks a lot Dear Rebecca! I appreciate your help. I would like that all the teachers could make a call center interview like a helpful learning tool to have a success impression
Thanks for your suggestion. I will pass it on. All the best to you.
you r wlcm ma’m
thnx ma’m it’s very helpfull…
this is my first comment coz i could not hold my horses to appreciate ur efforts n cause…
madam i need to know the errors in the following sentences and correct answers as well will u plz help me out in this regard?
1.The lady brought a comb for the baby with celluloid teeth
2.Between You and I he’s richer than me
3.I have great pleasure to accept your invitation
4.pushing open the bedroom door, a Jug of water fell on his head
5.I wish He was there
6.Who are you talking about?
7.Being a rainy day I did not go out
8.There is no place in the bus
9.Though he is rich but he is not proud
10.I prefer to read than to write
11.He seldom or ever make a mistake
12.He committed suicide twice before he died
13.Being a cold day I did not go out of room
14.I am hardly pressed for time
Really good examples of English errors, but sorry I cannot correct them all here. Please have a look at the resources I have written:
There are 2 parts to this resource and 100 errors there. I believe it will help you.My best wishes to you.
Hi Rebecca. I got 10 out of 10 and these are very good idioms. Thank you for your help. Good blessed you.
I know that ” SHOOT THe breeze ” is to shoot with no result , with no target ,, Which one is correct !!!
“To shoot the breeze” has nothing to do with guns, or shooting or anything like that. It means to talk casually and unhurriedly about light topics, like when you are sitting out on a porch on a Saturday in summer, with a cool glass of lemonade and a friend drops by…
Hope this helps you. MY best wishes to you.
I have tryied to download all your video lesson (101 qty), but no be success
please send me all of its to my mail, if possible
Thank you Rebecca about these wonderful idioms…I hope more.
Thank you for the useful lesson.
thank you very much ,it is very useful lesson for me ,something new
Thanks Rebecca you’re a great teacher :)
Good lesson, I need more of this kind of lesson, because I am in USA now, so i need them a lot.
It’s incredible! I’m done! Thank you!
Rebecca, you are really good on this matter and I like the sound of your voice too!
Thanks! All the best to you!
I did the quiz perfectly. why do we have to use: talk me into/out instead of: talk to me into/out?
To talk someone into something means to convince them to do something.
To talk someone out of something means to convince them not to do something.
This is the way the idiom is phrased. When we say I talked to him about something, it is the regular use of the word talk, not the idiomatic use. My best to you.
Thank you Rebecca. I have learned much from your lessons. Could you explain use of the word “awesome”.
The word “awesome” is often used as slang today to mean great, terrific, amazing, unbelievable, etc.
All the best!
I got to 9 out of 10. not bad.Thanks Rebecca.
Thanks Rebecca..you guys are doing a brilliant job…I can see the improvement in myself…
Thanks a lot…
Happy to hear you are making progress…all the best to you.
Thanks Rebecca… good lesson
Rebecca , you are a great teacher .. beleive
me i enjoy all of your lectures ..
Great lesson, I really understand this,
but i’ve got a question
could I say this: We don’t speak the same language or we speak different languages. ???
Yes, you could say that. Good for you to think of it, too. My best wishes to you, Jonathan.
I got 100 %, Thank You Rebbeca for your kind explanation, and I love your smile, every teacher in Engvid very friendly and nice, thanks for all of You Guys.
thank u Rebacca it is very useful when we are speaking
Such a great lesson Rebecca ! Thank you so much!
Ms Rebecca,how r u? i need ur help… is the following sentence correct? ( Does a mountain climber enjoy climbing difficult mountains? No,they___________ )…what do u think about it… thanks in advance.
Good for me!
i’ve got 80 from 100 thank you rebbaca
“spill the beans” and “speak the same language” are also in my native language. We have got any others too but we put them another way. Those sind very valuable informations,
Thanks so much!
This’s the fist I got 10 corret quiz :)))
Thank you very much, Rebecca!
It is great and very useful lesson!
I want to join Janilza and ask you
“Teach us more idioms, please!”
In Hungary, we also use “to speak the same language” with the same meaning explained in this lesson! :-)
It is not coming to here (in this subject) but I confused about it.
So I want to ask you.
I read it more this: “what happened”. I don’t understand wha not “what’s happened”. it is not a ‘passive sentence’?
So is it not correct if I say like this:
“What was happened after Cindy had called her old friend?”
(or it work as an idiom too?)
Sorry, there are a few too many questions here to answer all of them. The last sentence should be:
What happened after Cindy called her old friend?
Also, “what happened?” and “what’s happened” is almost the same, so don’t worry too much about it, except the first is used to talk about anything that happened in the past and the second is used to refer to something that happened relatively recently.
All the best to you, and yes, we will continue to have more lessons on idioms.
quite interesting m njoyin
Rebecca, you’re so professional ;-) I like the way you speak. Although, sometimes too slow for me ;). Very useful and I just can’t wait to use them at work. Thanks
Thanks Ms Rebecca
I speak the same language this is a useful lesson. is this correct?
100% :D Thanks a lot
Thanks to all for your feedback. Mastering idioms is challenging, but worth the effort. My best wishes to each of you.
I’d like to thank dcsk for detailed explanation. It was very helpful! I will keep up my learning English :D
oh wow, I dont know how did I catch u teacher but I cathed u. U began to speak so fast for example you were talking a mile a milion but now is different coz I understood thank a lot!”!!!! goodbye
• to speak a mile a minute
• OR to talk a mile a minute
I have got 80 marks . Thanks a lot .
tHANK YOU VERY MUCH REBECCA I AM LEARNING REAL FAST WITH YOU.
10 out of 10. I am really happy! Thank you very much, Rebecca!
In Mexico we use the same idioms.
thanks a lot i got 90
Thanks! I’ve got 100
Hi Rebecca how are you . I think fine ,I am Asif from UAE. I am a regular listener in http://www.engvid.com. I have a problem about vocabulary ,I cannot remember it long time can you help me about it how can I remember vocab long time .
I have got 100 thaxx…
100% yay!! Thank you very much.
Thank a lot
thank you very much Mrs rebecca i appreciate all your efforts > this video helped me very much ,i scored 10 out of 10 by the way :D
I loved your website. it is very educational.
Thanks a lot!
dear mrs.rebecca! I have learnt Eng for a short time. and I have much dificulty in studying Eng. Ur lesson make me understand more about it. So I am very happy! Thanks very much.
Hi Rebecca, Very nice video with the nice quiz in the end, Can we have one more lesson on some more common idioms, Please. Thanks in advance.
Hi Rebecca. We are all enchanted with your lessons. Thanks so much, and God Bless you!
I got 10/10
Thank you Rebecca.
hi si.si i wanna one to chat with and learn from him so would you like to take my Facebook address???
and thanks for the lesson its really wonderful :)
Great lesson! Thank you.
Please upload more idioms about Business English. these are really very helpful.
I am going to spill the beans about your lessons.
They are exciting, fascinating and rewarding.
Sorry for the fault.
Thanks, engvid moderator. All the best to you.
my quiz rebecca:
You got 9 correct out of 10.
тнαикѕ яєввα¢є ι gσт α 9 σf 10 ;)
i gt 8 of 10 thinks rebecca :) :)
I got 90, thanks
hi there and thanks a lot for this great idioms and greater teaching. you teach very well. I wish I had a teacher like Rebecca in my country. but i’m grateful that i can see your English training video.and best hop for you Rebecca.
Rebecca if it possible for you train us about GRE exam and GRE words. thanks a lot
i love this site to the moon and back
what are your opnion about my idiom?? :) :)
thanks for you efforts..
Nice lesson. Very useful.
uh it is so sad that i do understand 4 idioms of 6. i feel so difficult to understand about ” to talk someone into something” and then to talk someone out of something. :( anyone willing to explain me more detail ??
Thanks Rebecca for this useful idioms!
Why is no. 10 c, not a?
Thank you for useful idioms
thank you dear teacher . it’s very interesting !
nice lesson thank you
Dear Rebecca, Thank you for this lesson. I am passionate about it. It was very interesting usefull and fun as usually.
I got 100% . You dont speake a mile a munite
Thanks Ms. Rebecca this lesson was really helpful. I really like how you take you little time to help me understand these idioms.
Thank you Rebecca ! 100 again :)
Thanks Rebecca, I like your method of
Thank you very much, Rebecca! 100!
The words are here are often used as in daily life ?
You got 10 correct out of 10. thanks..
I got a perfect score. Thanks, Rebecca.
Thank you Ms. Rebecca.
thank you Rebecca.
Thanks a lot Rebecca,hugs. (Kazakhstan, 07Sept2021);
amazing way of learning.
I confused 2 questions but that mistakes make me learn more master :).
I watched this video twice on December 23, 2021, and took the quiz after watching it once. I got ten correct out of 10.
YESSSSSSS! 100% Many Thanks Rebeca !