Teaching idioms

Help, tips and advice in teaching English

Moderator: Joe

User avatar
MORK
Registered Member
Posts: 5
Joined: 22 May 2007, 03:45
Location: Gold Coast
Contact:

Teaching idioms

Unread post by MORK » 20 Jul 2007, 23:16

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

User avatar
Lucy
Moderator
Posts: 661
Joined: 13 Jan 2004, 15:09
Status: Teacher Trainer
Location: France
Contact:

What resources can I use for teaching idioms?

Unread post by Lucy » 21 Jul 2007, 18:04

Mork,

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.

Lucy

User avatar
ProfPotts
Registered Member
Posts: 2
Joined: 25 Apr 2017, 12:40
Status: Other

Re: Teaching idioms

Unread post by ProfPotts » 26 Apr 2017, 10:57

Hello
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.
https://www.facebook.com/learnenglishidioms

User avatar
Joe
Admin
Posts: 130
Joined: 15 Dec 2010, 08:53
Status: Other

Re: Teaching idioms

Unread post by Joe » 26 Apr 2017, 11:05

Also checkout https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/ which has over 1,000 idioms plus sample sentences, notes and quizzes
"We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood :? " — Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood

eBooks: English Prepositions List | Essential Business Words | Learn English in Seven

Post Reply