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Sara can hold her breath for over a minute.  She's ___________________.

If Jill doesn't ____________, she's going to lose her job!

Our team won in extra time?  That's _________________!

My teacher's lesson was _________________.  I understood it perfectly!

What kind of movies does my sister like?  Well, she's really into action, __________________.

Mom, I can't lie to you anymore.  I stole a cookie and I'm ready to __________________.

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166 Comments on “English Idioms – ‘Music’”

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Thank you a lot, Alex.
It was clear as a bell)

I think knowing idioms is one of the most important thinks for speaking part on exams.

Wednesday, September 9th 2009

    Idioms always make our talking more colorful, natural, and interesting; no doubt about it.

    They are useful learning tools that help us see to some good extent how the English language is used in informal contexts.

    As usual Alex, it was a concise and interesting video-lesson.

    Have a great week !!!

    P.S. I didn’t quite get your last name Alex, is it Mackarthur? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

    Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thanks a million Alex, This idioms was clear as a bell.

Thursday, September 10th 2009

    Hi donia,

    Allow me to correct your sentence.

    “These idioms were clear as a bell.”

    Thank you for commenting.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009


      he must change her tone :)

      Tuesday, October 6th 2009

        Hi, Eeng,

        I think you must correct something in your sentence…. It is tUne and not tOne..

        and you must change your icon for other nicer..


        Friday, October 30th 2009

      What is the differents beetween “this” ans “these”? is it plural and single?

      Friday, January 29th 2016

that a lot teacher that was so amazing

sultanslife.1990@ Hotmail.com

Thursday, September 10th 2009

These are practical English idioms.

I like it.

Thanks a lot, Alex.

Friday, September 11th 2009

Hi how are you ? for me , I’m fit as a fiddle. I would like to say “thank you so much” for this lesson , I am learning English and want to improve about all that juzz . It’s just like music to my hears , and it ‘s clear as a bell. thank you again :)

Saturday, September 12th 2009

Thanks Alex
Can i say
I am into the reading and all that juzz

Tuesday, September 15th 2009

    Yes, you can. It means you are into reading, and everything associated with reading.

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

      Hello Alex….I’m from Moldova and I’m studimg english philology….I want to do a Course Paper: English Idioms! I need your help!Please!!!

      Wednesday, May 19th 2010

Hey Alex,

Thank you very much, your explanation was clear as a bell. I really liked this lesson and all that jazz.
Take care

Thursday, September 17th 2009

These idioms were clear as a bell. very good explanation and wonder to see your interest to correcting student comments.

Great work.


Sunday, September 20th 2009

thanks you! Alex. I liked lesson music to my ears.

Thursday, September 24th 2009

yes, thank you very much , and your explaination is music to my ears , so i am saying to you all the best be on you.

Saturday, September 26th 2009

This was a very helpful explanation I would like to see more of this kinds of topics. Thanks

Sunday, September 27th 2009

Hey teacher….

First of all, thank’s for this awesome class…..It’s really clear as a bell.

I’d like to say that you should go to the gym for one week more or less to be fit as a fiddle….I’m just kidding….anyway !
I actually have to tell you this class and all the others has been music to our ears, you’re very good teaching and I think all that jazz as well.
Make sure you’ll never change your tune and if one day you changed and had some problem I’m sure that you’d face the music….


Wander (Brazilian written from London)

Monday, September 28th 2009

Dear Alex:

Let me introduce myself to you. My name
is Roberta Gallant. I have a learning disability.
I reside in Concord, New Hampshire, within
the United States of America.

Sometimes I have trouble knowing when to state
new paragraphs. The way I write paragraphs
they are off topic! Have you any solution for me
to improve my paragraph writing? If yes, would
you please email me it? Thank you.

Roberta Gallant

Monday, September 28th 2009


    Tuesday, October 6th 2009

Thanks Alex
Can i say
I am into the reading and all that juzz

Monday, October 5th 2009

Great job Alex (two thumbs up)

Tuesday, October 6th 2009

Thanks it was very helpful

Sunday, October 11th 2009

All this is really amazing. Congrats!!! You gays are doing a wonderful work here.

Tuesday, October 13th 2009

Dear Alex.
In order not to face the music, I think one has to learn more Idiom phrases, Thank you for the lesson

Monday, October 19th 2009

Thank alot teacher, your pronunciation is clear so I can hear more, all that jazz!

Thursday, October 22nd 2009

Great thanks! It was a pleasure to listen to the explanations!

Thursday, October 22nd 2009

dear Alex,

thank you so much for your lesson!!!

I clear the lesson as a bell!

wishing your lesson get much more the cheer from students, that it’s music to my ears. ^O^


Monday, November 2nd 2009

hey Alex,

I must say your way of teaching is outstanding .. Keep up the good work ..

Your student
Asad Qizilbash

Wednesday, November 11th 2009

Your lesson was clear as a bell!

Friday, November 20th 2009

Dear Alax;
I really love your voice and your lesson. It is clear as a bell

Monday, November 23rd 2009

thats clear
thanks very much

Sunday, November 29th 2009

hi Alex this is Faheem kargel from Canada
English is not my native language i like to speak and understand good english i am still learning english specially this website is best way to correct my mistakes i have a problem making negative of this sentence
> lets go.


Sunday, December 6th 2009

this lesson was clear as a bell I anderstood it perfectly

Thursday, December 10th 2009

woooow !!
i really liked it.
this lesson is clear as a bell and it’s really music to my ears .
thanks Mr. Alex for ur great effort :)

Friday, January 22nd 2010

This is a wonderful lesson! I enjoyed not only all the explanation you mentioned during the lecture, but also the rationalization of the correct answers in the quiz. Thank you so much!

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

thanks a lot , but it was difficult to remember. thank you

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

This lesson and the Body Parts one were clear as a bell. You are a really good teacher, I’m trying to teache and I realized it’s very difficult so congratulation for so wonderful work.

Sunday, February 7th 2010

thanks . NICE LESSON

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

thank you very much for this site, is great and is helping me to learn english, thanks

Monday, March 1st 2010

Thank you so much Alex. I liked lesson music to my ears :)

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

Thanks Alex for be a good teacher.

Thursday, March 4th 2010

your lesson was clear as a bell

Wednesday, March 24th 2010

the lesson on idioms was as clear as a bell. Thank you

Tuesday, March 30th 2010

Excellent expression. It really easy to understand. Good work. It is to be clear as bell.

Friday, April 2nd 2010

Let see If I understood the lesson.

Can I say:

If you don´t change your tune, you´ll face the music.

Was it clear as a bell?

Is it correct Alex?


Saturday, April 10th 2010

Excellent lesson, Alex!
But… “You received my letter?” is a tad informal.
How about adding “Ring a bell” as in “Does this ring a bell to you?”?
I hope not to “play hell” here! ;-)

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

hi Alex thnx so much, your lessons are as clear as bell

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

Thanks a lot for your lessons, Alex.
Regards from Spain

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

Hi Alex

I like your lessons. they are very useful. I am interested in learning idioms and all the jazz. The videoclip about idioms was clear as a bell.

Monday, May 17th 2010

Thank you for teaching us,Mr Alex.
Your talking speed is fit for me,so I could catch almost all.These idioms are clear as a bell.

Tuesday, May 25th 2010

Thank you so much and your teaching is realy very useful. These idioms are clear as a bell.

Friday, May 28th 2010

Thank you so much….

Monday, May 31st 2010

HI…ALEX this lecture brings feel good factor to me..because we used to hear these idioms and all that jazz frequently in the movies and serials now their conversation will be clear as a bell to me….thanx
I’ve a question too, use of …and all that jazz is slightly informal..
can i use it in front of interviewer ..in this way SIR,I LIKE MUSIC AND ALL THAT JAZZ IS IT CORRECT??

Friday, June 4th 2010

thanks a lot for this lesson.

see you next class.

Saturday, June 12th 2010

Hi Alex. Thanks!

Saturday, June 19th 2010


Saturday, July 10th 2010

Thanks a lot, it was clear as a bell and music to my ears. Please, don’t change your tune!

Sunday, July 11th 2010

hi alex…
thank you very much …
I want you to change your tune…
you should change your tune…
plz creat some fun in your video like Rani.

Wednesday, July 14th 2010

hi,alex.I feel interested in listening to your lesson.I really wanna learn well english. Although I often learn English everyday but my speaking,listening skills is very poor. Can you help me give any suggestions about learning method? That ‘s music to my ears from you soon .Thank you very much

Thursday, August 5th 2010

Thank you very much for your perfect lesson, Alex!!!!!!! It was really music to my ears!!!! By the way I’m from Kazakhstan!!!! :)))))

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

thank you for helping people to learn english!!!

Saturday, September 11th 2010

Hi, Alex your lessons are great, was as clear as a bell. awesome video alex.

Thursday, October 21st 2010

Hi,Alex your lessons are great,was clear as a bell.myself sana how are you i can’t speak good english but i want to improve my english will you to improving my english give me a sujjest.

Monday, October 25th 2010

Thank you, Alex! You’re a great teacher! :)

Sunday, November 7th 2010

a million of thanks it’s because everything is clear as a bell!!! keep up the good work!

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

thanks Alex your explanation is definitely Clear as a Bell. I hope it sounds music to your ear.from now on i will change my tune to become better in English language!! again thanks!!

Saturday, November 20th 2010

i love the way you explain the lessons tnx

Sunday, November 28th 2010

Thank you very much! Your explanation clear as a bell..:)

Wednesday, December 8th 2010

i loved it and i am staisfied i know everythin
great job guyz

Sunday, January 16th 2011

alex we don’t say EXTREMELY GOOD :p chack that out

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

u guys are doing very well,im student preparing for ielts exam i wish to write some some idioms in it and i find it here.u guys help us.
Thank a lot to ur whole team rebecca,james and all guys

once again thankyou.

yours sincerely

Saturday, February 19th 2011


Thursday, March 24th 2011

i love music and i love this lesson!

Friday, April 1st 2011

Thanks a lot for introducing such interesting and useful idioms. your explanations are clear as a bell.I’ve learnt English for 2 year, but this is the first time I’ve known this website. I’m so much interested in it and your lessons. thanhks again

Friday, April 8th 2011

you are awesome,your lession was music to my ears

thank you very much,sir

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Hi sir Alex, I really enjoy and learn ..watching your videos.

Friday, April 29th 2011

This lesson is music to my ear, it is clear as a bell. I like engvid.com and all that jazz. Thanks

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

Clear as a bell. Thank you Alex so much

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

i can’t do the questions!i can’t see them..is it a temporary problem?

Monday, May 9th 2011

    Please tell me what browser you are using, including version. Some problems are occurring with older versions of Firefox.

    Friday, May 13th 2011

your lesson is clear as a bell,i really enjoyed it.The explanation music my ears and from now on,i’m going to change my tune by focusing on your lesson every time. thanks again.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

The idioms were clear as a bell alex:-)
It was music to my ears as i am preparing for my TOEFL.

Friday, May 27th 2011

thanks all the expressions are new for me and wonderful to know them, thanks again

Monday, May 30th 2011

Thank u very much Alex .. and all these idioms are new for me , and I didn’t even know them .. Thank u again :)

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

thanks for your useful videos.Please pay more attention to the distractors you use in your quizzes.

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Alex, you explain quite well and it was music to my ears.Your explanation is better than other teachers in this community. I really like your videos and love to watch them as they are great help and I understand well.Your accent is also understandable and your review is the best think which I love!

Saturday, June 18th 2011

thank you that’s a very good lesson.

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

thanks Alex, ur lesson was very great and u taught us very well, i was watching ur eye to eye to clear all concept of ur lesson and yes, don’t change ur tune…. :-)
u r really nice man

Sunday, July 3rd 2011


Thursday, July 7th 2011

I have been so beliwdreed in the past but now it all makes sense!

Saturday, July 9th 2011

This lesson is clear as a bell.I want to know more about ” would” usage and all that jazz.If u give one more lesson regarding these idioms i would think that” its really music to my ears”

Saturday, July 30th 2011

hi sir Alex I,m Yasir salman frome Pakistan i love your teaching and i wanted to meet you thanx for nice videos its really helpd me

Sunday, July 31st 2011

thank MR , Alex you are excellent teacher.

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

hi aelx
Thank you a lot, Alex.that’s a very good lesson
I love you alex me brother

Monday, August 15th 2011

hi aelx
Thank you a lot, Alex.that’s a very good lesson
I love you alex my brother

Monday, August 15th 2011

Hi, I like this lesson, thanks.

Sunday, August 28th 2011

clear as a bell,thanks teacher 4 teaching us. I watched the video once. pretty easy this time.

Tuesday, August 30th 2011

thanks mr. Alex my quiz is perfect because your teaching clear as a bell

Friday, September 2nd 2011

many tnx its really useful , be safe dear teacher

Wednesday, September 21st 2011

thanks, Mr.Alex my quiz is perfect,because your teaching as abell. I like you teach idiom.

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

I think that your good lesones it will be like music to us. Because it is clear as a bell.
thank you very much engVid group.

Saturday, September 24th 2011

Very Good!

Friday, September 30th 2011

I just want to know that can I use most of the words in english as verbs?because some times back,I knew that some words like “silence”,”fear” can’t be used as verbs but I was watching an English movie last week when I heard the actor saying “I have silenced her” and also sentence like “I feared” and I got shocked as I had never heard these type of sentences..I want you to clarify these doubts of mine plzzz..

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

    you have bad dictionary

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Hi there! You are awesome! keep your job. You are the best teacher I have ever seen.

Friday, November 25th 2011

Hi Alex, this is Phuong from Vietnam. You are a really wonderful teacher, your voice is definitely music to my ears. Will you ever visit Vietnam someday? I’ll be hosting you if allowed. Would love to talk with you someday. Take care, and keep up the great work.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

thanks alex.rely we need these idioms to describe what we Feel in Small sentences. and thanks to all engvid group.

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Thank you so much for this lesson and your website

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

    Don’t thank. Just donate money.

    Sunday, January 22nd 2012

many thanks alex you are the best i like the way that you folow to kelp us understand the lessons more easily could you please bring us more conversations lessons in order to improve our speaking skills thanks again,

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Hi. Thanks a million!

Thursday, January 26th 2012


Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks Alex for this very nice lesson

Sunday, March 4th 2012

thanks alot alex

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Hello from Georgia,
I am very glad to find this site.it’s very useful for anyone, who wants to improve speaking skills in English. thanks a lot teacher.I like your teaching styles very much. well, Alex u are a great teacher.

Sunday, April 8th 2012

That a nice idiom!!

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Alex Your lesson was clear a bell and so it was the musik to my ears

Wednesday, May 9th 2012

Thank you very much Alex!!!

Thursday, May 10th 2012

Thanks Alex this lesson was music to my ears

Friday, May 11th 2012

your lesson was clear as bell :)
Thanks Alex :)

Thursday, June 7th 2012


Saturday, June 16th 2012

Your lesson was clear as bell.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Hi Alex.
Your lecture was clear as the bell. I heard an idiom AS SURE AS GOD MADE LITTLE GREEN APPLES. I shall be grateful, if you can put some light on it.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Your score: 100.00 You got 6 correct out of 6
This was clear as a bell. :p

Monday, July 23rd 2012

this was so helpful thanks a bundle !

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

Thank you, This lesson is hard to understand.

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thanks very much, Alex.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I thought that as fit as a fiddle is a simile?

Friday, October 19th 2012

Hi, Alex,

It is music in my ears. Thanks a lot!

If there are more in details, please mail me.


Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Thanks again dudes!

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Thank you very much Alex , I understand all your lessons clear as a bell ;)
and I always score 100 in your exams.

Monday, November 26th 2012

I’am in a fit as fiddle but my score is not a music to my ears I should study it again and change my tune. I’m ready to face the music what ever happen and if I failed again it is not clear as a bell to me and all that jazz. thanks anyway!

Saturday, December 8th 2012

hi . thanc you a lot alex
please can you give us an other example of ” fit as a fiddle” cause i can not really understood it ^^

Monday, December 24th 2012

Hi..I am Faisal, I’m from Indonesia. i really love learning English very much specially English Idioms…but sometimes I get some difficulties in learning the English Idioms,so…could you tell me how to improve my English Idioms ?, thank you very much for the lessons. I like it very much

Sunday, January 20th 2013

thank you so much for your video, is really usefull

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

oh! i feel great, i did it perfectly! yeeey ! i’m realy happy about that!

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

thank you so much alex, i’m fit as a fiddle! :D

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Very helpful lesson. Thank you so much sir. I really enjoyed it.

Monday, March 4th 2013

Teacher, your classes always are clear as a bell and I know this feed back is music to his ears!

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, May 1st 2013

Thanks a lot Alex. Your lesson is clear as a bell.

Monday, September 16th 2013

Wow man! Alex, você é o cara!

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

I got 2 correct out of 6. It maybe worst score for me so far. I didn’t know about any music idioms. So I was confused. I want to challenge the quiz again later.
Thank you, Alex :) Good study for me.

Saturday, October 5th 2013

many thanks

Thursday, January 9th 2014

Hi Alex I have a small doubt in second question of QUIZ

Why can’t it be ‘face the music’? According to me if jill did something wrong then she should face the music from her boss else she will lose her job right? I find it ambiguous. can you please clarify this?

Friday, February 14th 2014

thank u so much Mr alex…all your lessons r clear as a bell..
we were lucky to have a great man like you as our teacher.. thanks

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Hi Alex,
very interesting lesson. Thanks a lot
take care

Monday, March 31st 2014

I want to ask: is it allowed (permitted) to listen to the music, which is performed by the musical instruments?

Thursday, April 10th 2014

    It is allowed. I SAY SO.

    Thursday, April 10th 2014

Hi Alex,
I have a question: Are these idioms used in U.S?
Thank you.

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Hi Alex
I’m waiting for more lesson of you about nice idioms.good luck

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thank you Alex, your lessons are always clear as a bell..;)

Saturday, January 24th 2015

MR Alex thanks for this lesson > but i cant understand the meaning of ( face the music )

Sunday, July 5th 2015

I did’ it ! 10/10 thanks alot Alex!

Friday, September 4th 2015

Wow! The lesson was as clear as a bell.

Saturday, October 3rd 2015

clear as a bell.

Thursday, November 12th 2015

many new for me, thank you

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thank you for the helpful lesson. 5|5

Friday, October 21st 2016

Thank you Alex! it was clear as a bell ;)

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Wednesday, February 7th 2018

Thats was clear as a bell thanks alexs

Sunday, May 20th 2018

Jusuf is a smoker. If he doesn’t change his tune, he’s gonna sick.

Thursday, April 18th 2019

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