In the Know Students Book and Audio CD: Understanding and Using Idioms
In the Know teaches over 800 colorful idioms in English. The book groups the idioms into units depending on whether the idioms relate to such concepts as danger or honesty, or whether they contain colors or parts of the body, etc. Each unit has a clear four-page format that presents the idioms, explores their meaning, and practices their use.
Idiomatic English is fun, interesting, and colorful. Your English will sound more natural when you can use idioms successfully. You will be able to understand more of what you read and hear too. This book is designed to help you feel more confident using idioms and to give you more control over them by understanding their meaning, their grammar, how they look and sound, and when and where to use them.
How does this book work?
In the Know units are grouped into three parts: Contexts, Concepts, and Key words.
The Context units contain idioms that are used in topics or situations like travel, work, or eating and drinking.
The idioms in the Concept units are linked by a common theme, such as danger, ability, or success.
Idioms in the Key word units are grouped by similar words in the idioms themselves, rather than their meaning, for example, colors or parts of the body.
Each unit has a presentation section of idioms and their meanings. Listen to the presentation section on the audio CD when you start a new unit.
The presentation section is followed by an activities section, which practices the meaning, form (grammar, spelling, pronunciation), and use (register and appropriacy, personalization) of the idioms.
The Reference section is based on the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms and includes full definitions of all the idioms in the book with example sentences and usage notes.