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Sports Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on sport and sports. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is a sports idioms quiz to check your understanding.
sports idioms

Geography Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on geography and weather. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is a geography idioms quiz to check your understanding.
geography idioms

Food Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on food and foods. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is a food idioms quiz to check your understanding.
food idioms

Clothing Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on clothes and clothing. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is a clothing idioms quiz to check your understanding.
clothing idioms

Colour Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on colour and colours. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. You can also try our colour idioms quiz to check your understanding, and listen to the Colour Idioms Song.
colour idioms

Body Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on the human body. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is a body idioms quiz to check your understanding.
body idioms

Animal Idioms
Here are some common idioms based on animals. Each entry includes the meaning of the idiom and shows the idiom in context in an example sentence. At the end is an animal idioms quiz to check your understanding.
animal idioms

Common Idioms
The following pages have common idioms in specific categories. Each idiom has its meaning and an example sentence. There is also a quiz for each category to check your understanding. After reading these pages, the quizzes should be a piece of cake for you!
common idioms

Minimal Pairs /f/ and /h/
As in "fat" and "hat". List with audio

Free WORD UP™ Quizzes
These quizzes are a fun way to test many aspects of your English — including vocabulary, grammar, idioms and spelling — as well as general knowledge. They’re based on the four questions categories in WORD UP™, the world’s most popular ESL board game.

Reading Exercise: Mobile Phones
Do you think mobile phones are bad for your health? Find out why some health professionals are worried about mobile phone use in the reading practice exercise below. You can find the meaning of the words in bold in the vocabulary list under the text, and you can check your understanding by doing the Mobile Phones Quiz.

Organic Foods Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of the Organic Foods reading practice text, one of a series of EnglishClub reading exercises on environmental and health issues.

Reading Exercise: Trans Fats
Do you know about the dangers of trans fats? Find out why health professionals want us to eliminate this type of fat from our diets in the reading practice exercise below. You can find the meaning of the words in bold in the vocabulary list under the text, and you can check your understanding by doing the Trans Fats Quiz.

Reading Exercise: Organic Foods
Are organic foods really more nutritious than non-organic foods? Read about this issue in the reading practice exercise below. You can find the meaning of the words in bold in the vocabulary list under the text, and you can check your understanding by doing the Organic Foods Quiz.

UN Reports Record Number of Displaced People
Listen to news in easy English. ~ UN Reports Record Number of Displaced People

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an Emperor
I’m sorry but I don’t want to be an Emperor — that’s not my business — I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by […]

Environment Vocabulary Quiz
You can do this 20-question quiz online or print it on paper. It tests your understanding of our Environment Vocabulary page.

12 Die in London Apartment Fire
Listen to news in easy English. ~ 12 Die in London Apartment Fire

Environment Vocabulary
Do you like talking about environmental issues like pollution, wildlife protection and endangered species, climate change, renewable energy, etc. Learning the following words will help you express your thoughts and concerns in English.

Trump Pulls Out of Paris Agreement
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Trump Pulls Out of Paris Accord

Minimal Pairs /æ/ and /ʌ/
Below is a list of words that vary only by one having the sound /æ/ and the other the sound /ʌ/. You can use this list to practise the sounds, or as a list of words to be careful in pronouncing.

Abbreviations Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It’s based on our Abbreviations pages.

Weather Vocabulary Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It’s based on the words and phrases listed on our Weather Vocabulary page.

Prepositions of Place Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It’s based in part on our Prepositions of Place page.

NEWS QUIZ – MAY 2017
This quiz is based on EnglishClub’s Weekly News for May 2017.

Great White Shark Jumps Onto Fishing Boat
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Great White Shark Jumps Onto Fishing Boat

Phrasal Verbs Quiz
You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It’s based on our Phrasal Verbs List.
Phrasal Verbs Quiz

8 Ways to Use the Preposition “by”
The word “by” is very common in English. It can be used in lots of different situations and contexts. It is mostly used as a preposition but it can also in fact be used as an adverb. In this article, I explain the common uses of “by” as a preposition.
by

22 Killed at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester
Listen to news in easy English. ~ 22 Killed at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

Japan’s Imperial Family Continues to Shrink
Listen to news in easy English. ~ Japan's Imperial Family Continues to Shrink