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Fluency difference maker: versatile idioms

This episode covers fluency game changing vocabulary for English learners and teachers related to weather. Though we think of this topic as a general English intermediate level one there is actually some advanced idioms and collocations really worth looking at and adapting because of their versatility and practicality in use for many situations. Vocabulary covered: Every cloud has a silver lining, weather the storm, to be snowed under, know which way the wind is blowing, calm before the storm, not have the foggiest idea. severe reactions, conditions, damage, disadvantages, limitations, difficulty, repercussions. Strike a deal, strike a chord with, strike a balance, when the opportunity strikes. Heavy price, heavy workload, heavy emphasis, heavy atmosphere, heavy losses. Aftershock: feel the… to cope with the… Erupt: chaos erupts, debate, controversy, argument, dispute, anger, violence, audience/crowd.

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