An idiom is a group of words with a special meaning of its own that is not clear from the meanings of the individual words. Idioms such as "think out of the box" and "a long shot" are used extensively in English in e-mail, newspapers, and conversations. When you don't understand idioms, you can feel left out of a conversation or miss the point of a story. This audiobook focuses on 100 frequently used idioms.
This audiobook focuses on 100 frequently used idioms. Each chapter begins with a story or dialogue using the idioms in context. Next, listen to examples using the idiom in sentences that illustrate the meaning and demonstrate usage. Finally, listen to a pronunciation model for each idiom in a short sentence. You will hear a chime, which is your cue to repeat the sentence before you hear the model again. For information on our interactive language programs, go to www.amenglish.com.
Idioms in English - Volume 3 is desgned for non-native speakers of English at the intermediate level and above. The audiobook presents 100 new idioms,l presented in stories and dialogs by native spakers. Each idiom is then explained in context with sentence examples. The chime indicates when the listner can practice saying the idiom after the native speakers.
The audio for Animal Tales features two different speakers. Each volume of Animal Tales has one poem and 24 facts about the featured animal and its environment. First, listen to the complete poem; then, you can listen to the two rhyming lines and the matching "facts".
In The Humpback Whale, you'll hear a poem about this amazing animal followed by 24 fun facts about the humpback whale and its environment. The poem is written in anapestic tetrameter. Other well-known examples using this poetic meter are "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and many poems by Dr. Seuss.