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Down in the Dumps
It can be hard to learn new English expressions, because very often they are idiomatic, and it’s not easy to understand the meaning from the words alone.
For some time now, I have been trying to come up with a way of teaching idiomatic expressions in a way that would make them not just understandable, but also memorable and enjoyable.
The most visually stimulating way I could think of to present new expressions through the medium of comics.
I loved reading comics as a kid, and I’m sure you did.
Comics are full of pictures and pictures tell a thousand words. This way, the words of interest can be focused on in the context of an interesting story.
From the context in this comic, it’s easy to see what the expression down in the dumps means.
The lively story and illustrations all serve to help you to learn, remember and use the new vocabulary.
The comic also has definitions of each of the new expressions.
There is also a crossword puzzle to help you remember the vocabulary.
By downloading this comic, you are not only getting valuable English learning material, but you are also showing your appreciation for my hard work.
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English Material Testimonials
This is the fourth English Activation Pack I have bought and it really is the best yet. The conversation simulations are amazingly useful. I can see how different answers get different responses. I can also see how not to ask questions or make complaints. I can’t wait for the next pack.
I love science
I love science and I wanted to know how to say all the elements in the periodic table. Now I do. I also learned some interesting facts about each one. Yes, you should buy this ebook.
It took a long time to do this mystery puzzle. A lot of material and a lot of clues to think about. I recommend it.
Not able to tell you how happy I am with the inversion English Activation Pack. No sooner did I begin the quiz than I began to see a big improvement. I’m hoping to do the CPE in the Autumn, so this is just what I needed.
My pronunciation improved!
After working through the interactive ipa chart book I understand more about how English words are sounded. Before I knew nothing and struggled to say words right. This book is necessary for everyone to use if they want to better their speaking.
A good idea
It’s a very good idea. The whole pack looks nice and has a lot of information inside. I certainly learned some new vocabulary. I will buy some more packs soon. Thank you.
Just what I needed
This is a great way to learn about phrasal verbs as well as idioms. I have been studying English for 10 years, but I have never had such a funny way to learn before. Thank you for your hard work Richard.
I couldn’t have asked for more than this in the pick pack. I’m so pleased and I can’t wait for the next one. They are great!
The 5Wh activation pack is very best. Thank you much for you help me with English. Now I ask questions well.
I really like the video with Dr Death, and think he was right about Sheeple. I meet them every day. This material is okay for a couple of euro. I prefer the newer English Activation Packs, though.
Great and free!
Thanks for this free material, Richad. I like listening to your voice.
A bit short
I paid only 1€ for this little comic. The idea is interesting, but I would not recommend paying more than 1€ for it.
Funny little book
I bought this book to help show my appreciation for Richard’s hard work. It’s a bit short, but interesting nevertheless. You can tell that Richard really loves teaching us, and I learned a lot about conditionals from this little book.
I can’t say enough about the do or make pack. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for. I won’t make the same mistakes I used to.
I was born in the Year of Pig in 1995 so I was happy to see this pig got good luck and not got eaten.
Being Italian, I always have problems with the h at the beginning of words. This silent letter activation packs is exactly what I needed. I only paid one euro but it is worth much more than I paid. Next time I will pay more because it’s worth every cent. You won’t regret it.
I never knew there were so many food idioms in English, but I do now. This is a great eBook and I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary. You’ll buy it if you know what side your bread is buttered.
Best ever idioms book
I have spent a lot of money on idioms books, but this is the best I’ve seen. It’s got so many idioms that you can really get your teeth into it. Yes, you should buy this book today. Hey, I only paid 5€ for it, so it’s a bargain.