English Idioms 2: Sports–Hit a Home Run
Improve your English vocabulary and comprehension with a quick, fun lesson in idioms. Idioms: Sports—Hit a Home Run teaches common and colorful idioms that come from talking about sports and games, from baseball, to running, to playing cards.
People become emotional when talking about sports. Picture parents watching their kids play youth sports, like Little League baseball, or fans watching a pro baseball game. With all that emotion, many colorful idioms from sports have become common.
What does it mean if an office worker hits a home run? Will he or she break a window? What does it mean if people have something up their sleeves? Does it mean they don’t have pockets?
Learn these and other essential phrases in Idioms: Sports—Hit a Home Run.
Quick Targets in English E-Books
The Quick Targets Idioms series provides bite-size lessons that are fast and entertaining.
The problem with learning English idioms is that there are thousands to cover. Quick Targets solves this problem by teaching a handful of idioms at a time, arranged by topic, such as money, sports, foods, and study. By studying idiom groups this way, students can more easily learn and remember the material.
The Quick Targets Idioms series features:
• Idiom Groups: Teaching idioms by topic.
• Comics: Idioms introduced with fun illustrations showing phrases in use.
• Definitions & Notes: Simple English definitions, with grammar explanations and notes on idioms’ origins.
• Numerous Examples: Sentences showing idioms used with different verb tenses, objects, etc.
• Lively Dialogues: Fun conversations showing further examples of the idioms in use.
• Quizzes and Puzzles: Review and test your knowledge.