Teaching idioms

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Teaching idioms

Unread postby MORK » 21 Jul 2007, 00:16

Hi,are there any good books or sites that students could access to study Idioms thanks :)

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What resources can I use for teaching idioms?

Unread postby Lucy » 21 Jul 2007, 19:04


You could try “English Idioms in Use” published by Cambridge University Press.

Or: http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms.htm

I’ll just add that it’s important to teach and practise idioms in context. I think care needs to be taken when teaching idioms. Foreigners can sound stilted or old-fashioned if they don’t know the connotation of idioms and can use them in unsuitable ways in formal situations.


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Re: Teaching idioms

Unread postby ProfPotts » 26 Apr 2017, 11:57

I am the author of an app called “English Idioms Illustrated” which explains the origins and meanings of over 250 english idioms, in a comic strip format. The first 30 idioms are free, so it is quite a useful resource for teachers and students. It has one million downloads, 2,000 reviews 4.5 star average.

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Re: Teaching idioms

Unread postby Josef » 26 Apr 2017, 12:05

Also checkout https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/ which has over 1,000 idioms plus sample sentences, notes and quizzes

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