17th March 2020 If you do something from scratch, it means from the start of the process without anything which already exists. Jane: “This ravioli is delicious! Where did you buy it?”Gordon: “I didn’t! I made it myself from scratch.” #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstonephraseoftheweek
11 February 2020 If you are too slow to decide to do something and therefore miss the opportunity, you can say you have ‘missed the boat’. “Why are you so sad, Rachel?”“I’m going to be 47 this year. I want to have a romantic relationship with someone but I think I’ve missed the boat.” #HilderstoneExperience […]
Throw (or Put) a spanner in the works Do something, or something happens, that makes a plan or activity fail. Example: “We were going to move to a smaller place, but my son lost his job and moved back home.” “That must have thrown a spanner in the works.” #hilderstonephraseoftheweek FREE PHOTO
Practise your tenses! These sentences all have a mistake with tense/form usage. Can you correct them? 1) He sat down, exhausted. He had a terrible day at work. 2) Do you need anything? I will go to the shops. 3) This time next week, I will lie on the beach in Spain. I can’t wait […]
floods of tears emphasising that somebody is crying with great intensity because they were very upset.
These are all anagrams for words that describe books.Can you work out what they are and put the letters in the correct order? 1) RLTIHERL2) VELNO3) KONHBOAD4) BKPAERPAC5) NCITRAODIY6) OODKBUIGE7) KTXBOETO8) GIABRAPOUHTOY
A large ditch attempt/effort A final try, after many failures, to achieve something difficult
25th March 2019 Say something tongue in cheek / Make a tongue in cheek remark or comment Say something that you want people to understand is a joke, even though you seem to be serious.
Work your socks off Work very hard
Can you unscramble the letters to name the city?Example: DNOLND = London1) BRHIENDUG2) GMMAIBRNHI3) CSETNARMHE4) EDSLE5) OGLWASG6) FLSBEAT7) FICRADF8) DOFXRO Here are the names of the UK cities: 1) EDINBURGH2) BIRMINGHAM3) MANCHESTER4) LEEDS5) GLASGOW6) BELFAST7) CARDIFF8) OXFORD How did you do?