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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