My name is Daniel Shepherd and I was an English teacher in Japan from 1995 to 2009 where I ran three language schools and taught students of all ages and from a wide variety of backgrounds. 

During my time in Japan, I realised that learners of English often find it difficult to use idioms and phrasal verbs. When I searched for a textbook to help my students, I found reference books on idioms and phrasal verbs, but I couldn’t find any books showing how to use them in everyday conversation.

In the end, I decided to write a book and create a website to give examples of idioms & phrasal verbs in conversation to help students learn how to use them in daily life.


In my blog, I write conversations containing idioms and phrasal verbs, similar to those in my book

I also teach live online seminars on idioms and phrasal verbs.  


I hope you find my book and this website useful. Thanks for visiting!

Daniel Shepherd BSc. MSc.

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