Idioms 30-Day Challenge 2

Learn 150 really useful idioms - the secret to advanced English - and remember them forever

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30 days of lessons


Get a video lesson and an exercise every day, as well as lots and lots of reviews.

Useful, modern idioms


Make your English more interesting and understand native speakers with 150 really useful, common idioms.

Scientific techniques


Remember the idioms, even if you think you have a bad memory. And learn memory techniques that will help you forever.

'How do idioms help me get to advanced level?'


Students often ask me 'how can I get past the intermediate plateau and speak and write more naturally, at a more advanced level?'

My answer?

It's all about vocabulary! Yes, (of course!) grammar is important, but deliberately learning high-level vocabulary will help you speak and write at a much more advanced level.

With advanced vocabulary, your English is more sophisticated, natural and precise.

One very important part of advanced vocabulary is idioms.

Idioms are expressions that don't make sense, even if you know all the words. For example, expressions like 'once in a blue moon' or 'steal someone's thunder' or 'make a pig's ear of something'.

Native English speakers use this kind of expression all the time.

What our students say:

Josep from Cataluyna


I liked the number of examples and the sound possibility in the Anki cards. They're really useful to train the accent and verb tenses. I feel more confident when I have to speak in English at work.

T´┐Żnde from Hungary


Exciting, I was looking forward to doing every new part, perfectly organized with easy explanations. Well-prepared exercises helped a lot. Although I wouldn't say I know all of the idioms, my self-confidence has improved enormously.

Kelly from Peru


I enjoy doing the Anki flashcards, I can do these exercises on my phone everywhere each time I have some free time. I have noticed that it's more often now that I am able to use several of the idioms learned in daily conversations in English. I say them naturally, it's very rewarding.

Natalia from Spain


Lovely useful idioms and frequent revision. I have improved my speaking skills. I feel more fluent.

Enrico from Italy


I definitely improved my understanding of movies and newspaper headlines.

Olga from Russia


I've begun to meet some of learned idioms during reading books. And I'm happy to realize that I know the proper meaning of them. Thank you!

'How can idioms improve my listening?'


When you're listening to native English speakers, or watching a film or series, do you understand everything?

Students often ask me how to improve their listening.

I think there are two answers.

The first answer is that you need to listen enough so that you can hear each word, instead of one long noise. This is just practice.

And the second answer is that you need to know enough vocabulary. It's often true that this vocabulary isn't taught in textbooks! It's natural, everyday vocabulary, which native speakers use daily in real life.

One big part of this vocabulary is idioms. If you learn some carefully-chosen, everyday idioms properly, it really helps your understanding.

What our students say:

Haward from Spain


I was able to remember the idioms I learnt while I was speaking with friends, and in my case, it was a real improvement.

Frank from Germany


I got so much new information and I got a better feeling of how the native speakers probably speak.

Adina from Romania


I learned a lot... it was extremely useful. Now I understand way better what native speakers say.

Svetlana from Russia


Extremely useful idioms, easy to practise, revise and memorize. I have applied some of the idioms learned in my conversations.

Mike who lives in the USA


The course has good explanations, helpful exercises, and reviews. These idioms help me to understand the shows on Netflix much better!

Ekaterina from Russia


Learning idioms can help improve my English. I was surprised, there're so many similar idioms in English and Russian.

'How do I know which idioms to study?'


But, how do you know which idioms to study?

There are so many! And some of them are old fashioned, or very rare, or sound strange!

One way to choose your idioms is to collect them when you're reading or listening to English.

Another way is to get some help from a teacher or native English speaker.

And another way is to join our idioms challenges! We've carefully chosen 300 really useful, everyday idioms that you'll hear and use often in real life.

What our students say:

Michael from Ukraine


I thoroughly enjoyed the course! Ten out of ten!

Ahmet from Turkey


These are very common in real life and it paid off. I have better conversation in English now.

Oleg from Russia


Well explained and structured with relevant examples.

Luis from Mexico


The explanations are simple and understable.

Belen from Spain


I liked it because you can learn a lot of idioms easily.

Ivan from Chile


The explanations were very clear and the duration of the lessons are just right.

Here's what you get:

  • 60 video lessons

    I explain 5 useful, modern idioms in each video very clearly, with examples.

  • 132 review exercises

    Practice is key! The review exercises are carefully structured and very efficient.

  • PDFs of everything

    You can download and print everything.

  • Flashcards of everything

    Flashcards really, really help you to remember the idioms. They are scientifically proven to work and they're brilliant!

  • An email every day

    We'll send you a reminder to log in, so that you don't forget to do your lesson.

  • Help from the Perfect English Grammar team

    Got questions? Ask us inside the challenge and we'll help you.

Hi, I'm Seonaid, your teacher


And together with the Perfect English Grammar team, I've helped tens of millions of students improve their grammar.

I'm a British native speaker of English. I have a Master's degree (MPhil) from Cambridge University in English and Linguistics and I've been teaching English for many years.

Languages are wonderful! I love teaching and I love thinking about languages and how we can learn them really well. I'm here to help you use the best techniques to improve your vocabulary and achieve your English goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The challenge starts whenever you like. We recommend that you spend 30 days per challenge.

No, the videos are already recorded for you, so you can watch them whenever you like.

You can keep the challenge forever and study it whenever you like. It doesn't matter if you don't finish in thirty days - you can do it later.

There's a short video and an exercise every day, plus reviews for each challenge. You'll need about fifteen or twenty minutes.

We have thousands of happy students! But if you do decide that the challenge isn't what you need, we offer a full 30-day guarantee. Just send us an email and we'll give you your money back.

The free website has written explanations and some exercises. This is a full online course, which is carefully organised and goes into a lot more detail. It has videos, flashcards, PDFs, and review exercises. We will also answer your questions and you can get a certificate when you finish the course.

Yes! You are very welcome to use this material in your classroom or with your private students. Everything can be printed and photocopied.

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