Recursos para estudiantes de inglés de todos los niveles, profesores y traductores. Para aprender o mejorar tu inglés en forma divertida a través de Internet.
English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
IDIOMS WITH PARTS OF THE BODY
¿Qué es un idiom?
Un "idiom" o "idiomatic expression" es una frase idiomática utilizada en lenguaje coloquial informal. En general, el significado de la frase en sí es diferente al significado normal de cada palabra por separado. Por ejemplo, "to let the cat out of the bag" significa "revelar un secreto". Si traducimos palabra por palabra, sería "dejar salir al gato de la bolsa", lo cual es incorrecto.

La dificultad para los estudiantes de inglés radica en que no pueden traducirse literalmente y deben aprenderse de memoria, aunque en algunos casos existen equivalentes muy similares en el idioma español.

Lee las explicaciones de cada idiom y luego realiza el ejercicio.

Idioms with BRAIN

  • to pick somebody's brain = find out what somebody knows/thinks by asking questions.
    The interviewer will pick your brain to discover how much you know.
  • to have a brainwave = have a sudden good idea.
    I've just had a brainwave! I know how to solve this!
  • to rack one's brain about something = think hard to remember something or to find a solution.
    I've been racking my brain all day and still can't remember her name.
  • to have somebody/something on the brain = think repeatedly about someone or something.
  • to be the brains behind/of something = be the person who thought of something (a plan, system, organization).
    Martin is definitely the brains behind this project.
  • to beat your brains out = think about something very hard and for a long time.
    He's been beating his brains out all afternoon trying to finish his homework.

 

Exercise
Choose the right answer.

1. Wow! How did you get to this idea? It's perfect! You really !

2. The students have been trying to understand what they were reading.

3. After the students had finished reading the story, the teacher decided to to see if they had understood everything.

4. She tried to forget her boyfriend, but she still  .

5. Ron has been about learning the new trick, but he still couldn't make it.

6. I'm sure that Thomas is  this plan. That's why it's so successful!

Score:
   
Aprender inglés¿Conoces más? Envía tu colaboración junto con tu nombre, ciudad y país, y será agregada! Share your knowledge!

Volver

Listening
Practica comprensión auditiva o listening comprehension con noticias de la actualidad. Listening