Idiomania Podcast

Beatlemania was a portmanteau, or blend, word coined in the 1960s to describe the state of excitement (mania) felt by a group of hardcore fans about their favourite band (The Beatles). Here at LOS we are so enthusiastic about teaching English idioms that we have created our own blend word, based on the one inspired by The Fab Four, to headline our new audio programme; Idiomania. Each week or so, we will record an episode which highlights an everyday concept or setting, and then explore some of the common idioms and proverbs (and antonyms) surrounding that scenario. So don't be frightened to try us out. Or should I say 'fortune favours the brave'; or 'nothing ventured, nothing gained'; or...I'll stop now, before my idiomania gets out of control! Or 'out of hand'; or 'runs riot'... Help me!

Contact us to get all PDF worksheets, teacher notes as well as online support from the language consultants that created the following materials. 

Episode 7: Routine Check

Nip something in the bud, turn over a new leaf, get one's act together, pull one's socks up

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Episode 6: Lifelong Learning & CPD

Be a little rusty, behind the times, brush up on something, learn/know the ropes 

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Episode 5: Happiness

Be on cloud nine, a whale of a time, as sick as a parrot, gutted 

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Episode 4: What's Your Version?

Wouldn't say boo to a goose, a wallflower, be the life and soul of the party, not backward in coming forward 

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Episode 3: Travel

a globetrotter, broaden one's mind, baggage, emotional heavy-lifting 

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Episode 2: Talent

a natural, first-rate, second-rate, second to none, not to be cut out for something

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Episode 1: Procrastination

Drag one's heels, dilly-dally, a stitch in time saves nine, kick the can down the road

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