Teaching idioms

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Teaching idioms

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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?

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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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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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Also checkout https://www.englishclub.com/ref/Idioms/ which has over 1,000 idioms plus sample sentences, notes and quizzes
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Idioms and verbal phrases that are often idioms are very common in English. There are a lot of books and online lists that purport to list the most common ones or most useful ones or the best ones or . . . .; however, there is one list that is based on solid research. The list by Martinez and Schmitt was compiled by an analysis of the British National Corpus. It is at https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... 0/download .
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