So today we are continuing with our idioms with a dog theme! 🙂 This idiom means to be wrong in your thoughts or actions about something or someone. The meaning of this idiom comes from many years ago when hunters would go hunting with their dogs. The dogs would trace the scent of its prey from the wrong tree and would sit there barking up the tree, until the hunter would come to the conclusion that the prey was not there. You can put this idiom in a sentence like the following: 1. If you think that I took your shirt, you are barking up the wrong tree because I wasn’t here all day. 2. Officer: “Were you at the store last week when it was robbed?” John: “No Sir, I think you are barking up the wrong tree, I was out of town”.
I’ve been studying English in ACET for 6 months. In my experience, having studied English in a couple of different schools so far, I would like to say ACET is the best language school. Teachers are all very friendly and such good listeners and all staff is super nice and supportive. They set up various cultural events such as finding eggs on Easter, playing card games with tea and putting on costumes on st.patrick’s day & Halloween. All extra activities are really fun and I think all these things make students feel like home. And I met many classmates who are very satisfied with their courses here and took another course again. So I highly recommend ACET as a perfect language school to study English in Cork, Ireland.