CUNY - College of Staten Island - English Language Institute



CUNY - College of Staten Island: The English Language Institute (ELI) of the Center for Global Engagement has offered innovative academic programs for students learning English as a Second Language since the late 1970’s. Our course of study is designed to challenge and engage students. Students are immersed in the language, culture, and ethnicity of New York City. Classes range from beginner to the advanced level.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Jump Ship

When you “jump ship,” you abandon something.
Example: Once he realized the company was failing, Jackson jumped ship and found a new job.



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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Pull Yourself Together

When you “pull yourself together,” you calm down.
Example: After crying for 3 hours, Lola realized it was time to pull herself together.



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Friday, March 30, 2018

Leaps and bounds

When something is happening by “leaps and bounds,” it is progressing rapidly.
Example: Their relationship is growing by leaps and bounds.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Listen Up

When someone tells you to “listen up,” they are telling you to pay attention.
Example: “Okay everyone, listen up! We’re going to divide the class into teams,” said the gym teacher.
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Friday, March 16, 2018

To Get a Fresh Start

When you “get a fresh start,” you start something over again.
Example: Lucas moved to a new city to get a fresh start.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Steal a Glance

When you “steal a glance,” you look at someone or something secretly and quickly.
Example: Caroline stole a glance at the boy she likes during class.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Puppy Love

“Puppy love” is the type of love experienced by children or teens. It’s innocent but not very deep.
Example: Lana is twelve and says Jackson is her boyfriend but it’s just puppy love.

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