Adventures in English Comics: It’s a Piece of Cake (Part 1)

One of the best ways to learn English is to have fun and use your imagination. One of the most creative ways to do this is with the imagery of comic books!

Today we’re going to share with you a special visual adventure story from Kaplan International, created by renowned graphic designer, Pablo Stanley.

Not only will you have fun with this story, but you’ll also see and learn a lot of awesome new expressions. Go to Kaplan’s web site to find more comics like this one.

Before we begin, let’s review some useful vocab:

Useful Vocabulary

  • Cupcake (n): a mini-sized cake
  • Beast (n): wild animal or monster

Adventures Comic 1

More Useful Vocabulary

  • Wounded (adj): injured (e.g. like a broken leg)
  • Massacre (n): when a lot of innocent people are killed
  • Saccharine (n): a substance that is similar to sugar
  • Sight for sore eyes (idiom): you’re happy to see someone
  • Retrieve (vb): to go and get/acquire
  • To Fool Somebody (vb): to trick, deceive
  • Surrender (vb): to agree to stop fighting, give yourself in
  • Squash (vb): to crush, to break with force
  • Thrills (n): intense excitement

Adventure Comic
What does the idiom “A Piece of Cake” mean?

On Kaplan’s site there’s an illustration post about food idioms and a written post that just focuses on cake idioms!

The idiom “a piece of cake” means something something that is very easy.

Here are some examples of how to use “a piece of cake“.

  • “Our English homework was a piece of cake. It only took a few minutes to complete!”
  • “Manchester United made playing Barcelona look like a piece of cake after they beat them 10-0!”

Can you think of way to use the idiom “a piece of cake” or do you know any other idioms that mean something is very easy? Let us know by leaving a comment below!


  • Fahmi Samer says:

    well, this nice story is look like a peice of cake to advanced english learner

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