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Present forms | | | We can use the present simple to talk about habits (things that we do regularly), facts (things that are always true) or states (facts that are true for a long time). We can use the present continuous to talk about an activity that's happening now, (or around now) or to talk about planned future arrangements | | |

Planned futurearrangements:Helen's studying later tonight.I'm playing football with my friends on Saturday. | | |

This'll put a smile on your face:This will make you happy.No idea (informal, short for "I have no idea"): I don't know.Anyone fancy a cuppa? (informal, short for "Does anyone fancy a cup of tea?"):Would anyone like a cup of tea? | | |

Here are some idioms related tokeeping secrets | | |

To be a dark horse: This means that someone has a mysterious past or hidden talent. It comes from horse racing, when a successful horse was disguised by changing its colour. To have a skeleton in the cupboard (US closet): This means that someone has a bad or shameful secret in their past, perhaps they were once a criminal. A closet is a small cupboard thatpeople keep their clothes in, so it is a personal space. To have a trick up your sleeve: This means that you have a secret plan or strategy that you will use at the right time in order to be successful. This hidden trick will surprise your opponent. The idiom probably comes from the world of performing magic. It is written all over your face: This means that you can easily realise that someone has asecret, simply by looking at that person's face. A little bird told me: We use this phrase when we want to keep a source of information secret, when we don't want to say who told us something. | | |

Curiosity killed the cat: We use this to stop someone from trying to find out a secret. It is a warning that looking for the secret might be dangerous Keep your nose out of it:We use this to tell someone to stop asking about a secret or about business that is private. Mind your own business: We use this to tell someone to stop asking about a secret or about business that is private. Keep your ear to the ground: We use this to tell someone to try to find out a secret or private information. If you keep your ear to the ground, you listen carefully for advance warning ofsomething. Keep it under your hat: We use this to tell someone to keep something secret To spill the beans: This means to tell someone a secret. | | |

to bend the rules (idiom): to do (or be permitted to do) something that's not normally allowed | | |

What's it called? What is the name of the film? What's it about? What is the story and who are the maincharacters? Where and when is it set? Where and in what historical time does the story take place? Who's in it? Who are the leading actors? Who's it by? Who is the director (or the screenwriter)? What's it like? What is your opinion of the film? Is it any good? Is the film good? | | |

Money burns a hole in your pocket.You spend your money too quickly. All that glitters(is not gold). Don't judge something by its appearance. It may look like it's worth a lot of money but it might actually be quite cheap. Money talks. People who are rich have more power and influence than people who are poor. Don't count your chickens (before they hatch). You shouldn't spend money (or make plans) based on what you expect to have (or happen) in the future. | | |All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy). If you take your work too seriously you won't have time to relax and have fun. You'll be a boring person if all you think about is work. Many hands (make light work).This is the opposite of "Too many cooks" and means that if we all work together we will complete the task more quickly than if we each work by ourselves. A bad workman (always blames...
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