An idiom a day?
Thread poster: Jacek Krankowski
Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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Nov 14, 2002

You can learn English idioms by consulting websites like these:



http://titania.cobuild.collins.co.uk/Idiom.html

http://www.world-english.org/idioms.htm



Is anyone aware of a service you could subscribe to and be actually sent an idiom a day just like they do for a word a day?


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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:21
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One to try Nov 14, 2002

Hi Jacek



I don\'t know if it actually works, but that\'s what the first link here offers:



http://www.iusb.edu/~abridger/links.htm



Let me know how it turns out if you subscribe



Andrea


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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just a few Nov 14, 2002

I know of:



http://www.buzzwhack.com/buzzcomp/dict.htm you can subscribe to receive a buzzword a day



But the best ever is Wordspy at http://www.wordspy.com/ - you can subscribe to receive a set of newly coined words everyday.



I have collected some interesting links to websites devoted to English language here. Check the category For Language Lovers.



Best,

Magda


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Alison Schwitzgebel
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Investor words... Nov 14, 2002

Particularly interesting for financial translators - www.investorwords.com offers a word a day e-mail service.



Alison


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Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Hi Andrea, Nov 14, 2002

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On 2002-11-14 12:39, AIM wrote:

http://www.iusb.edu/~abridger/links.htm



Let me know how it turns out if you subscribe



Andrea





I have checked this link and found out that this is a paid service ($20/year)designed for English language students rather, for additional fee you can also receive \"interactive exercises that allow you to check your understanding of the idioms\". And the messages are once a week.



Best,

Magda

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Nikita Kobrin  Identity Verified
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Two more to try Nov 14, 2002

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On 2002-11-14 12:12, jacek wrote:



Is anyone aware of a service you could subscribe to and be actually sent an idiom a day just like they do for a word a day?







Jacek, you can also try the following services:



http://www.testden.com/students/idiom.htm



http://www.owad.de/index.html

(Every weekday you receive an important word or idiom selected from the international press)



Nikita









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Peter Bagney  Identity Verified
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Yes, Wordspy is very instructive Nov 14, 2002

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On 2002-11-14 12:50, Magda-KMM wrote:



But the best ever is Wordspy at http://www.wordspy.com/ - you can subscribe to receive a set of newly coined words everyday.





I agree. I signed up during the summer, and enjoy the Mon-Friday mails.

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Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:21
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Thanks, Magda Nov 14, 2002

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I have checked this link and found out that this is a paid service ($20/year)designed for English language students rather, for additional fee you can also receive \"interactive exercises that allow you to check your understanding of the idioms\". And the messages are once a week.



Best,

Magda





I guess that\'s one place where I won\'t be learning any idioms!



Thanks for the research and the warning



Andrea

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María Alejandra Funes
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Very interesting & useful Nov 14, 2002

All the links are very interesting... Thanks a lot for sharing them with us!



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