Essential Idioms in English: Phrasal Verbs and Collocations / Edition 5

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Overview

From catching a cold to landing on your feet, idiomatic expressions add color and style to the English language. The latest edition of Essential Idioms in English remains the resource of choice for mastering more than 500 common English idioms, phrasal verbs, and collocations.
Organized by level for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners, Essential Idioms in English thoroughly defines and illustrates each idiom, then reinforces its meaning and usage with multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, and matching exercises.
New features include:

  • Three new sections on collocations to illustrate the frequency of certain usages.
  • An expanded Appendix of Equivalent Idioms that adds Portuguese to the French and Spanish translations of previous editions.
  • New eight-page section on dictionary skills helps students build their knowledge of vocabulary and usage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131411760
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 9/4/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 211,629
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Beginning

Lesson 1

get in/get on / get out of/get off / put on / take off / turn on / turn off / right away / pick up / sooner or later / get up / come up with / at first

Lesson 2

dress up / at last / as usual / find out / look at / look for / all right / all along / little by little / tire out / spend time / never mind

Lesson 3

pick out / take one’s time / talk over / lie down / stand up / sit down / all (day, week, month, year) long / by oneself / on purpose / get along (with) / make a difference (to) / take out

Lesson 4

take part in / at all / look up / wait on / at least / so far / take a walk, hike, etc. / take a trip / try on / think over / take place / put away

Lesson 5

look out / shake hands / get back / catch a cold / get over / make up one’s mind / change one’s mind / for the time being / for good / call off / put off / in a hurry

Lesson 6

hang out / hang up / count on / make friends / out of order / get to / look over / have (time) off / go on / put out / all of a sudden / ahead of time

Lesson 7

point out / be up / be over / on time / in time to / get better, worse, etc. / get sick, well, tired, busy, wet, etc. / had better / would rather / call it a day/night / figure out / think of

Lesson 8

be about to / turn around / take turns / pay attention (to) / brush up on / over and over (again) / wear out / throw away / fall in love / go out (with) / go out / break up (with)

Lesson 9

wake up / be in charge of / as soon as / have a good time / in no time / cut down on / crack down on / quite a few / used to / be used to / get used to / back and forth

Lesson 10

make sure / now and then / get rid of / every other (one) / go with / first-rate / come from / make good time / mix up / see about / make an impression / by heart

Lesson 11

keep out / keep away (from) / find fault with / be up to / ill at ease / do over / look into / take hold of / get through / from now on / keep track of / get carried away

Lesson 12

up to date / out of date / blow up / catch fire / burn down / burn up / burn out / stands to reason / break out / as for / for one thing / feel sorry for

Lesson 13

break down / turn out / once in a blue moon / give up / cross out / take for granted / take into account / make clear / clear cut / have on / come to / call for

Section 1 Collocations

Review: Lessons 1-13

Section 2: Intermediate

Lesson 14

eat in/eat out / cut and dried / look after / feel like / once and for all / hear from / hear of / make fun of / come true / as a matter of fact / have one’s way / look forward to

Lesson 15

inside out / upside down / fill in / fill out / take advantage of / no matter / take up / take up with / take after / in the long run / in touch / out of touch

Lesson 16

on one’s toes / watch one’s step / watch what one says/does / see eye to eye / have in mind / keep in mind / for once / go off / grow out of / make the best of / cut off / cut out

Lesson 17

blow out / become of / shut up / have got / have got to / keep up with / on the other hand / turn down / fifty-fifty / break in / a lost cause / above all

Lesson 18

do without / according to / be bound to / for sure / take for / try out / tear down / tear up / go over / run out of / at heart / on hand

Lesson 19

bite off / tell apart / all in all / pass out / go around / be in the/one’s way / put on / put up / put up with / in vain / day in and day out / catch up

Lesson 20

hold still / break the news / be the matter / bring up / get lost / hold up / run away / rule out / by far / see off / see out / no wonder

Lesson 21

go up / go up to / hand in / in case / take apart / put together / be better off / be well-off / take by surprise / stress out / name after / hold on

Lesson 22

stop by / drop (someone) a line / give (someone) a call / come across / cross one’s mind / stand for / stand a chance / look on / look up to / look down on / take off / pull off

Lesson 23

make do / give birth to / close call / get on one’s nerves / put down / go for / be into / stay up / stay in / take over / show up / clean out

Lesson 24

knock out / knock oneself out / carry out / run into / set out / set out to / draw up / give and take / drop out of / believe in / cheer up / make sense

Lesson 25

burst out / get away / get away with / serve (someone) right / keep up / keep up with / stand out / let on / go wrong / meet (someone) halfway / check up on / stick up

Lesson 26

come about / bring about / build up / die down / fade away / die out / make out / live up to / stick to / rip off / stand up for / cut corners

Lesson 27

take on / take down / fall through / fall behind / give in / give off / give out / have it in for / have it out with / hold off / hold out / hold over

Section 2 Collocations

Review: Lessons 14-27

Section 3: Advanced

Lesson 28

let up / lay off / bring out / bring back / wait up for / leave (someone or something) alone / let alone / break off / wear off / wear down / on the whole / touch and go

Lesson 29

work out / back up / back out / have one’s heart set on / buy up buy out / sell out / catch on / be cut out for / throw out / throw up / clear up

Lesson 30

slow down / dry up / dry out / be up to (something) / beat around the bush / come to an end / put an end to / get even with / fool around / look out on / stir up / take in

Lesson 31

go through / go without saying / put (someone) on / keep one’s head / lose one’s head / narrow-minded / stand up / get the better of / break loose / on edge / waste one’s breath / cut short

Lesson 32

step in / step down / step on it / a steal / play up to / more or less / screw up / goof up / go off the deep end / lose one’s touch / under control / drag one’s heels/feet

Lesson 33

kick (something) around / on the ball / make up / make up with / pull together / be looking up / kick the habit / cover up / drop off / turn over / go through channels / last straw

Lesson 34

get cold feet / trade in / face-to-face / be with (someone) / be with it / fall for / it figures / make (someone) tick / cover for / give (someone) a break / bow out / stick it out

Lesson 35

rub it in / rub the wrong way / get a rise out of / hang around / pick up the tab / by the way / let slide / search me / get off one’s chest / live it up / liven up / have a say in

Lesson 36

out of the question / have to do with / check in / check out / take one at one’s word / serve (the/one’s) purpose / cop out / line up / lose one’s cool / leave open / miss the boat / think up

Lesson 37

throw (someone) a curve / make waves / carry on / not on your life / cover ground / throw the book at / put one’s foot in / be up for grabs / show off / learn the ropes / have under one’s belt / keep (one’s) fingers crossed

Lesson 38

land on one’s feet / dish out / get through to / keep one’s word / be in over one’s head / ask for / be a far cry from / by all means / get out from under / take the bull by the horns / give (someone) a hand / give (someone) a big hand

Lesson 39

behind one’s back / talk back to / be in / be out / draw the line at / get out of line / dry run / play by ear / be in (someone’s) shoes / keep after / fix up / be had

Section 3 Collocations

Review: Lessons 28-39

Dictionary Skills

Appendix

Equivalent Idioms in Spanish, French, and Portuguese

Answer Key

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