All Ears - English Idioms


The idiom "all ears" means that someone is very keen to hear what you have to say and you have his/her full attention. For example: Why are you crying? Tell me, I'm all ears. In this case, the person asking really wants to know the reason for the other person to be upset and crying.

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I have learned about the various past verb tenses and how they are used in everyday English, as well as how to teach them. I learned about the past simple, past perfect, and past perfect continuous verbs, as well as the past participle. They each have their own unique situations that they describe and its important to know the distinctions between them.This unit was helpful in that it presented suggestions for teaching the different aspect of language: vocabulary, grammar, and function. I had never really considered the idea of teaching language function before, so to me, this information was especially interesting. The practical ideas for how to plan lessons covering these topics was helpful as well.

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