American Idioms 5 with Dana

Summer quarter is done soon, but it’s not too late to start learning new things. Here are some idioms about new beginnings you can try. Dana explains what they mean in her video lesson below.

Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+). You can also review Dana’s previous idiom lessons:

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 5 – New Beginning

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American Idioms 4 with Dana

Spring quarter is almost over. Of course, it means final exams. But once school is over, it also feels like the holidays have come! You can enjoy break time. With that on your mind, try out these holiday-related idioms that Dana shares in her fourth video lesson.

Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+). You can also review Dana’s previous idiom lessons:

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 4 – Holidays

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American Idioms 3 with Dana

We’re well into the first week of Spring quarter, so let’s continue English learning with all five of your senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing. You may use these five senses to understand the world, but you can also use them to communicate. In other words, speak with your senses! Many English idioms use the senses to express different ideas. That’s the topic of the third video lesson with Dana. Watch the video and the next time you have a conversation, use your senses in a creative way! Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+).

You can also review Dana’s previous Idioms Lessons 1 (Body Parts) and 2 (Food)

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 3 – Senses

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American Idioms 2 with Dana

You’ve probably heard many English speakers say, “Piece of cake!” Or maybe you hear that someone is a “couch potato.” So where’s the cake? How is the couch a potato? These creative expressions are idioms, and you can continue learning them with Dana. In this second video lesson, Dana teaches idioms related to food. So the next time the topic of food comes up, don’t just think of eating–start speaking them! Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+).

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 2 – Food


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American Idioms 1 with Dana

English has many creative and interesting expressions that relate different ideas together. These expressions are known as idioms. At first, idioms may not seem to make any sense. But as you listen and learn the situations these expressions are used in, you’ll see that they’re a lot of fun. Show your creativity and cultural sense by using idioms with your friends!

Start learning them now with Dana. She introduces several idioms related to body parts in her first video lesson. Recommended for intermediate and advanced learners (Levels 400+). Watch it below–learn idioms and practice your listening and pronunciation skills!

Dana’s American Idioms, Lesson 1 – Body Parts

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