How to learn English idioms easily – Week 4

Learn English idioms

As I already told you, 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 HAVING A HARD TIME trying to find the best English learning method.
(To have difficulty doing something)
If you go to the movies, don’t watch this film because it really SUCKS.
(It’s worthless) (Informal)
It’s not easy to SET UP a new business when you don’t have any previous experience.
(To establish or found something)
She told me that she works as an astronaut. I know that she’s PULLING MY LEG.
(To trick or fool someone)
My purse has fallen and my coins are all over the floor. Could you help me to PICK them UP?
(To collect)
It’s really hot, I FEEL LIKE drinking very cold water.
(To have a desire to do or to have something)
I started my own blog about fashion FROM SCRATCH.
(You start right at the beginning)

 

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:

  1. Check my new post with brand new idioms every week.
  2. For 7 days in a row, try to make sentences with every one of these 7 idioms once a day.
  3. Force yourself to use them as much as possible whenever you have to speak or write in English.
  4. 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…

Learn English Idioms_Week 4

It’s now time for you to learn English idioms!
Go ahead and enjoy them!!!

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George
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8 COMMENTS
  • KARTHIK
    Reply

    Dear sir,
    i have been learning English for one year. i studied my schooling tamil medium. my question is what kind of coaching i can take to speak English well?
    i should tell you i am living in village there nobody speak English so i shall learning alone so kindly advice me as per that.

    thanking you

    1. George
      Reply

      Hi Karthik,

      I recommend you to read my posts on the Planning and Motivation categories. They are going to help you to find out your PERSONAL strategy in order to improve your English in the most efficient way.
      Remember that all of us, English learners, have different backgrounds, a different English level and also different goals.
      Even if there are no English speaking people around you, you can use the Internet to be in contact as much as possible with the English language and culture.

      The very basics in your English learning strategy have to be:
      1) Read as much as possible in English. It doesn’t matter what do you read as long as it is in English.
      2) Listen as much as possible: English Radio or TV, Podcasts, Audio books…..
      3) Look for Internet friends (English native or not) and write and speak with them on a very regular basis.

      Don’t be shy or afraid to make mistakes. We ALL make mistakes.

      Don’t doubt to ask me if you have any other specific doubt.

      Thank you for your comment!

      I wish you the best!

  • Sophal
    Reply

    I will try my best to learn with you as much as i can.

    1. George
      Reply

      Hi Sophal,

      It’s nice to know that I’m helping you. Feel free to ask for help if you have any doubt or need support.

      Thank you very much for your comment!!!

      Take care

  • Maryam
    Reply

    thank u thank’s

    ..for guideline ….

    1. George
      Reply

      Thank you Maryam!

      It’s good to know that I’m helping you.

      I’m here for you if you have any doubt!!!

      Cheers!!!

  • sunil
    Reply

    hi
    sir i want learn English language but more time affarid rather than. I can’t speak English now u tell me. what i should do….
    thanku

    1. George
      Reply

      Hi Sunil,

      As a start, try to follow this basic strategy in order to improve your English:
      1)Read and listen in English as much as possible.
      •Choosing materials that you really like (Books, articles, podcasts, videos, magazines, newspapers…)
      •Choosing materials that match your current English Level. Not too difficult because it can be discouraging at the beginning.

      2)Check my posts in this blog. Most of them can be useful to you. There’s lots of advises about how to work your English. Regardless of your current English level, I think they’re easy to read.

      3) Don’t worry about making mistakes, we all make mistakes while learning!

      And last but not least:
      Let me congratulate you because you are among the English learners that are more likely going to succeed!
      Why?
      Because even if you’re fighting while trying to write in English, you took action, and wrote this comment.
      You’re an example of what English learners have to do. TO TAKE ACTION!!!

      Congratulations Sunil!
      Keep working your English!
      You’re on the right way!

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