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Idioms 1 Book, Revised Edition SC103-12/2005E $10.95 Add to Cart
Idioms 1 Cassette SC83-99-5000-5071 $13.95 No longer available
Idioms 2 Book SC83-99/5000-1072E $18.95 Add to Cart
Idioms 2 Cassette SC83-99-5000-5072 $13.95 No longer available

Produced by the Public Service Commission of Canada's Language Training Canada and the Canada School of Public Service.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1991 and 2005.


The Idioms series introduces useful, everyday, idiomatic expressions, all in appropriate situations. Learn the most common idioms and understand this essential part of learning everyday language. Idioms are expressions that do not have the same meaning as the individual words used in them. The books and cassettes are designed to be self-instructional.

Idioms 1 includes idioms on time, failure, success, money, compromise, contradiction, disagreement, bureaucracy, winning... and more. At this time, the book for Idioms 1 is the only publication in this series to have been revised in 2005.

Idioms 2 complements and completes Idioms 1 with idioms on criticism, encouragement, choice, difficulty, comparison, socializing, sports in the boardroom... and more. The series consists of:
  • 15 topics, 150 expressions per book
  • Exercises and tests with answer keys
  • Cassettes for listening, pronunciation, rhythm and stress practice
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