Similes are expressions that compare two things: "as quiet as a mouse", "as deep as the ocean". Australian singer Lenka uses a lot of similes in her song "Everything at Once". Listen to the song while we give you some practice in using similes.
This week's photo shows the Hog's Breath Cafe, part of a chain of steakhouses across Australia. A hog is a pig — specifically, a male pig. Some other common animals have names for both the male and the female of the species. Click here to learn them.
Cats are fascinating creatures — and they're fascinated by us, too. They like to sit in windows or in high places and watch everything that's going on. That's why when the cat's away, the mice will play. English has lots of cat idioms. Click to practise some of them.