Irregular Nouns

All ESL students should know irregular nouns.
The most important irregular nouns are:

e.g. She is a nice woman (singular). There are five women (plural) in my class.

Click here to read about irregular nouns.

Complete List and quiz for Advanced Level Students.

Another List for your reading pleasure.

Exercise 1 for Intermediate Level Students
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

28+ ESL videos onto Youtube from Marissa

Wake Tech’s Instructor Marissa uploaded 28+ ESL videos onto Youtube.
You can watch them on a big screen by clicking on the big screen button right under the video.
Anyone interested can download these videos using the YouTube Downloader software.
This is a free and safe software from the following website:

If you want to access all of Marissa’s videos, just type “maschiffm” into the search box on YouTube.


Compare the cats

Comparison with ‘as …. as’

Flash Quiz

Idioms with Comparisons

As blind as a bat: to have very bad eyesight. You can’t read this? You’re as blind as a bat!

As cool as a cucumber: calm and not at all nervous. The result of the negotiation depended on this meeting, but Bob was as cool as a cucumber.

As easy as pie: very easy. I’m sure I did well on the test; it was as easy as pie!

As fit as a fiddle: in good physical condition. She goes to Pilates classes and runs for an hour every day. She’s as fit as a fiddle.

As free as a bird: feeling free, with no cares or worries. I remember how I felt the first day of summer vacation. I was as free as a bird.

As happy as a clam: very happy and content. I was as happy as a clam living in Hawaii; the beaches were beautiful, I played lots of outdoor sports, and the people were so nice.

As hard as nails: very tough and cruel. As a supervisor, Tom was as hard as nails; nobody wanted to work with him.

As pleased as punch: to be very happy with something. The design she had worked on for a week was finished and looking great. She was as pleased as punch.

As quiet as a mouse: very quiet. Sarah got home at 3 am and didn’t want to wake up her parents, so naturally, she was as quiet as a mouse going up the stairs.

As sick as a dog: very sick. Alice went home early from school because she felt as sick as a dog. She had a fever and felt very, very weak.

As sly as a fox: very clever and smart. She was able to take advantage of a very negative situation. That’s because she’s as sly as a fox.

As stubborn as a mule: to be very determined not to change an opinion or decision. She’s as stubborn as a mule, particularly when she’s sick. There is no way to convince her to consult a doctor.

Do you know more “as…as” idioms? Please post them in comments.

WOW! Check out some of our ESL sites!!!

I am so excited that some of our ESL sites have student work on them!!!  Take the time to look at Athens Dr., 401 North Campus, SSC….there may be more so check them all out!  Great work students!

While you’re at it, here is a new website where you can play and learn ENGLISH, www.cambridge.ort/venturesarcade

Let me know how you like it!!!!  TAKE SOME TIME TO PRACTICE ENGLISH!!!