In the Know
In the Know: Understanding and Using Idioms is based on extensive research in the Cambridge International Corpus. The book has 40 four-page units that deal with idioms in contexts such as communicating, money, and relationships; idioms that describe concepts such as danger, honesty, and success; and idioms based on keywords such as colors and parts of the body. Idioms in each unit are usually presented in a short dialogue or story. The practice pages that follow are divided into three sections—Focus on Meaning, Focus on Form, and Focus on Use—that provide dozens of different exercise types to help students master the phrases. An Audio CD features recordings of the presentation section from each unit. A reference section gives definitions and examples from the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms to give students a resource for checking the idioms they've learned. An answer key is also included.