Idioms: The Real Guts of English

Idioms, my new iPhone app is out today. Its much polished and really interesting. It will help you master English idioms.

Here is the app store description of the app.

700 English Idioms Questions with Explanation.

Idioms are the real guts of English.  Idioms app provides learners with an opportunity to improve strategies for successfully utilising native level expressions
Idioms is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides 700 common idiomatic questions across different topic & categories with explanations.
Idioms was designed to provide a method of acquiring idiomatic expressions and a context for using them in everyday English conversation.
Idioms can help learners to improve their understanding and usage of idioms. Custom timer setting can assist learners to improve response times under exam time constraints.
Research suggests that kids and adults learn most quickly when playing learning games with real-time error-feedback.

You can study the idioms by topic. All questions are sorted by topic. It also tells you the areas that each topic covers.

✓ Top 100 Idioms
✓ Animals
✓ Business
✓ Clothes and Colour
✓ Food
✓ Legal

✓ Negotiations

In mixed test questions are presented randomly from all the topics.

A summary of the practice test is presented at the end of each test. It shows you the time you took, the score, which questions you answered correctly and where you were wrong. And yes, you can E-MAIL the results.

The app records your progress as you start giving practice tests.
It shows you a beautiful bar chart so that you can track your weak areas and give more focus on them.

The slick user interface allows you to choose from possible answers.

You don’t need to press too many buttons or encounter any alert messages.

The app is very interactive and needs minimum user input. Innovative use of  iPhone’s small screen real estate.

Shake your iPhone/iPod to skip a question.


•   Over 700 multiple-choice questions.
•   Choose number of questions you would like in each test.
•   Shows test results in HTML format with explanation for each question.
•   E-mail yourself the test results and track your progress.
•   A new module, “Progress Meter” keeps track of how you are performing in a particular topic or mock test.
•   Choose your own timer settings.
•   Shake your iPhone/iPod to skip a question.
•   Cool sound effects. (You can turn them off if desired.)
•   Choose your own zoom factor for your question graphics.
•   Special algorithm that randomizes questions every time you take a test.

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