Being taught by a native speaker will give you the opportunity to learn the language as it is really spoken. An example of this is learning the idioms of English.

There are a huge number of idioms which are used in everyday conversation, as well as writing to a lesser degree.

There is a small selection of these below:


 feeling under the weather    -    when someone is feeling a little unwell, or a little bit depressed

 I need a few days off TO RECHARGE MY BATTERIES -   when you feel tired and overworked, and you need a break.

 He's fit as a fiddle    -   said when someone is feeling very well, and in excellent health

 I feel off-colour  -      said when you feel a little bit unwell


 I'm 'thrilled to bits'  ---   said when you are really excited/pleased about something

 I'm on cloud nine  -    again, this is said when you are very happy about something.

  'You shouldn't judge a book by its cover'  -----


   anyone, someone -     anything, something.

  -  interesting/ interested.  -  boring/ bored.