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The English words of young people

Growing up in London has made me realise that the correct English language is a bit of a myth. The only person I remember ever speaking the correct English language in my entire life was my Secondary School Head Teacher. To be fair she was about 70 something year old, it would have been very weird if she came out and greeted us with “Yo students!”

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Bounce off the walls

Once again, in the topic of birthday today of the spoken section of IELTS, I learned a new idiom, to bounce off the walls. The expression is interesting and can barely be imaged by someone who was not born in the English-speaking countries. Therefore I think I’d have to make it more clear.

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Burn the midnight oil

I learned the old idiom burn the midnight oil when I was practising the IELTS spoken section for the sleeping topic today. I googled this idiom and found it quite interesting and funny to know the long history of it, and I’d like to share them with you.

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British slang Top 10

Bloke

A bloke is a man.

Synonym: fellow, guy, man.

  1. While we were talking, a bloke came up.
  2. He’s a dodgy bloke. I wouldn’t trust him an inch.
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