Guinea pig – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

A guinea pig is somebody or something that is used to test new ideas or products. Guinea pigs are small stout-bodied rodents. In the UK they are often kept as much-loved pets. Unfortunately, they are also often used in research labs for research and biological experiments, and this is the origin of this idiomatic expression.… Continue reading Guinea pig – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

Online English Lessons : Studying Online

In order to lean English successfully, you need lots of motivation and you have to work hard. Here are a few tips to help you learn effectively 🙂 A good English teacher is vital for your success, and a good … [Read More…]

Couch potato – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

A couch potato is someone who is lazy or not very physically active, especially someone who spends a lot of time watching television and eating junk food. This is a relatively new idiom that originated in America in the 1970s, and is now frequently used in the UK. Examples of use: 1. News headline: ‘Couch… Continue reading Couch potato – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

Call round – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To call round is to visit someone, usually for a short period of time. British and Australian English. Examples of use: 1. I think I’ll call round and see if my grandmother needs anything. 2. We called round yesterday, but you were out. 3. Mrs Green’s son calls round after work every day. She looks… Continue reading Call round – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons