September ’15 Idiom Review

It’s always a good idea to review your vocabulary. This week we will be reviewing idioms from recent past weeks.

Step 1

Take a look at the list of idioms that we are reviewing this week. Do you recognize all of them? If you’re not sure, look them up in a dictionary or online.

  • piece of cake
  • just around the corner
  • heart of gold
  • to feel a little rough
  • to keep one’s eyes open
  • to recharge one’s batteries
  • second wind
  • sounds like a plan
  • to hit the spot
  • to get together

Step 2

Now take a moment to listen to a dialog. Can you identify any of our past idioms in this conversation? Listen to the conversation more than once if you need.

Step 3

Now, look at the script of the dialog. Listen to the dialog again. This will help you build your listening skills.

Natalia:Wow! I can’t believe we were able to finish so quickly! We really made building a
deck look like a piece of cake, didn’t we?
Johanna:I know! I’m so glad we were able to get it done today. It’s getting cold out
Natalia:No kidding. I think winter is definitely just around the corner. Johanna, thanks for
helping me so much. You really do have a heart of gold.
Johanna:It was a pleasure, Natalia. By the way, how is your leg feeling?
Natalia:It is healing. I still feel a little rough, though, and a little tired. I can’t
keep my eyes open!
Johanna:Maybe you should go inside now and rest a little while. I think you need to recharge
your batteries.
Natalia:No way Johanna! I prepared a special lunch for us today to celebrate the
completion of our fall tasks. This meal will give both of us a second wind!
Johanna:Ok, sounds like a plan! What’s for lunch, anyway?
Natalia:Spaghetti with garlic bread, and I made a cake for desert!
Johanna:That will really hit the spot!
glad you have time for this. It’s been a long time since our last get together.


Check out this idiom review quiz!

Join the Discussion

Please login to view the Discussion Forums. If you are not yet a registered learner, find out how to register.

To "Mark Complete" you must login and complete all the lesson topics.


Please login to view e-facilitator contact information.

CC BY-NC-SAText of this page is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA, unless otherwise marked. Please attribute to English Online Inc. and link back to this page where possible. For images and videos, check the source for licensing information.