Sound Like a Native

Collocations are two or more words that usually go together and sound more natural to native speakers.  For instance, instead of saying “have a break” native speakers would say “take a break.”  Instead of saying “make a crime” native speakers would say “commit a crime.”  Instead of saying “wash the dishes” native speakers would say “do the dishes.”  It’s not necessarily that the other sentences are wrong, it’s just not how native English speakers talk.

www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/collocations.htm

http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blcollocation_1.htm

www.better-english.com/strongcoll.htm

Idioms Crossword Puzzle

crosswordDo you like English idioms?  Do you like crossword puzzles?  Well, then you’ll love this English Idioms Crossword Puzzle!  This game uses 32 common idioms that are used in everyday English and places them in a fun and easy to do crossword puzzle.  Print out the pages, but don’t look at the third page because those are where the answers are.  When you’re finished you can check your answers to see how well you know your English idioms!

www.eslmania.com/students/idioms/crossword_puzzle.pdf

Business English Practice

businessLooking for a new job?  Then you might want to brush up on your business English vocabulary in order to make the best impression possible on your next job interview.  Learning the most accurate business vocabulary, phrases, expressions, and jargon is very important if you want to find a job in the English speaking world.  At this website you’ll find exercises that will help you learn the vocabulary most commonly used in the medical field, information technology, accounting, sales and marketing, as well as general business terms.

www.businessenglishsite.com/

English Proverbs and Sayings

proverbHere you will find an alphabetical list of famous and not-so-famous proverbs and sayings that you may hear in everyday conversations with English speakers.  Each proverb or saying is listed next to an explanation of its meaning, so you can quickly and easily learn what people are really talking about!  Try out a new one each day and soon you’ll be impressing your friends with your advanced use of common proverbs and sayings.

www.learn-english-today.com/Proverbs/proverbs_A-K.html

Idioms and Phrases

idiom_homeThe Cambridge International Dictionary has over 7,000 American, British, and Australian idioms in their database for you to learn.  You can choose to learn a new idiom randomly each day or type in a word or phrase you heard in conversation to see what that really meant.  It’s fun to learn new idioms every day and it will help you understand common English phrases more fully.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/