[LEARNING ENGLISH] BEGINNER — PART 1

All lessons and knowledge I write here is from free online courses engvid.com. Teachers are very funny and all lectures are very interesting. I’m very much appreciated.

EXPRESSIONS THAT USE BODY PARTS

Head in the clouds: You are a dreamer, not think about real world.

Let your hair down: Just take it easy, take a break, relax, have some fun.

Be all ears: Very focused, not thinking of anything.

Lip service: insincere promise, you just promise to have your purpose and you’re not going to do it.

Keep your chin up: Don’t be sad, be strong, like Superman with steel chin.

Be on someone back: Constantly bothering someone.

Get something off your chest: Tell someone about your feeling.

Give me right arm: Give something of value for something you want.

Put my finger on it: Something is wrong.

Pull someone’s leg: Joking.

Best foot forward: Show your best qualities.

Blood boil: Very angry.

POWER VERBS IN ENGLISH

Power verbs are action words that have positive meanings in English. When you use a power verb, you can communicate your message more strongly and confidently than when using other verbs. This is especially useful when you are writing your resume.

- DID:

  • Implemented
  • Handles
  • Executed
  • Carried out
  • Processed
  • Initiated
  • Facilitated
  • Conducted

- MADE:

  • Developed
  • Designed
  • Produced
  • Devised
  • Formulated
  • Established
  • Created
  • Fostered

- HELP:

  • Assisted
  • Aided
  • Demonstrated
  • Provided

- LED:

  • Managed
  • Coordinated
  • Supervised
  • Oversaw
  • Spearheaded
  • Directed

- RESEARCH:

  • Analyzed
  • Diagnosed
  • Measured

- ORGANIZED:

  • Maintained
  • Arranged

- COMMUNICATED:

  • Collaborated
  • Reported
  • Highlighted

- GOT RESULTS:

  • Increased
  • Generated
  • Identified
  • Strengthened
  • Improved
  • Accomplished

- USED:

  • Operated
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