5 Expressions with heart

 From the world of beautiful English idioms and expressions, we thought we would focus on the good old HEART today. Mind you, some of them are fairly self-explanatory, while others – full of imagery. Here is our pick of EXSELLme Top 5. Enjoy discovering them and, most importantly, using them! Remember, practice makes perfect…

1. Your heart misses a beat

Something is telling me that the moment you see Brad Pitt at a restaurant in London, your heart will skip a beat (=your heart will suddenly beat faster because you feel excited or frightened)! Make sure you sign up for one of our EXSELLme programs in London to get a great opportunity to see celebrities out and about in London this summer.

2. Open your heart

At one point or another, we have all had a moment when we just wanted to bare it all in front of someone special. And sometimes opening your heart (=sharing your deepest innermost feelings) to someone works out for the best and they end up becoming your other half. But beware of those people who merely want to use you for information. Choose wisely who you wish to open your heart to!

3. Break someone’s heart

It always breaks my heart (=makes me really sad) to witness animal abuse. Dog owners are often openly cruel to their pets who remain loyal to their masters come what may.

4. Talk to someone heart-to-heart

Conflict management at work is often a matter of open communication. Talk to someone heart-to-heart (=have a serious conversation and express your feelings openly) – and you will be surprised to see that a little conversation can go a long way in managing that conflict and making the problem go away!

5. Put your heart and soul into something

However you decide to learn English – be it through watching your favourite TV series, listening to your favourite songs, travelling to English-speaking countries and talking to native speakers of English, or simply using the grammar book – just make sure you put your heart and soul into it (= a lot of effort + determination)!!! Remember, EXSELLme programs in London run every summer so you can always combine the grammar with sightseeing and chatting to the locals!

Be inspired.



  1. admin

    don’t forget to practise using these: writing them, saying them out loud, recording yourself saying them and then listening to the recordings – and above all ENJOY!

  2. admin

    As you can see it is not all about being romantic and writing love songs this Valentine’s week – you can learn something useful with EXSELLme. Enjoy discovering the HEART expressions.


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