Native English speakers learn idioms naturally even without noticing it. At first they just hear or read them. Then they gradually start using these idioms in their speaking and writing.
You, as an English learner, you have to avoid memorizing idioms.
Instead, you have to use new idioms on a regular basis and as often as possible.
Doing this, you are more likely going to integrate them in your vocabulary like native English speakers do.
7 New Idioms…
|I’M INTO music since the day my father gave me a brand new guitar.
( To be into something –> To be interested in)
|It’s raining a lot. CHANCES ARE that we are going to stay at home all day.
(Chances are –> It is likely)
|I want to FIGURE OUT a way to earn money because I want to buy a car.
(To figure out –> To find an answer to a problem)
|HOLD YOUR HORSES! You can’t ask this girl for a date because she’s married!
(Hold your horses –> Wait! Hold on!)
|Before giving back your exam to the teacher you have to DOUBLE CHECK your answers to avoid errors.
(To double check –> To check more than once something)
|Stop complaining about everything! You are such a PAIN IN THE ASS.
(A pain in the ass –> An anoying thing or person)(Only used in informal language)
|I was a good Basketball player. ACTUALLY I was the best player of my college team.
(Actually –> In fact)
How To Learn English Idioms Easily?
If you want to grow your English vocabulary, I recommend you to work whith these idioms for a while until you assimilate them.
Don’t memorize them. You’re going to forget them as soon as you try to memorize new ones. The worst way to learn new vocabulary is to write down endless lists of new words and then trying to memorize them one after another.
If you really want to learn English idioms easily I recommend you to:
- Check my new post with brand new idioms every week.
- For 7 days in a row, try to make sentences with every one of these 7 idioms once a day.
- Force yourself to use them as much as possible whenever you have to speak or write in English.
- In a future come back randomly to any of these posts to review your idioms.
Doing that, instead of just memorizing these idioms, chances are that you are going to assimilate them and using them naturally whenever you speak or write in English.
And Remember These Idioms…
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