⭕ Idiomatic Expressions ⭕
⭕ Every culture and language has its own collection of wise sayings ⭕ Idioms are one of those useful tools in any language that you may want to learn. You must learn some idioms, proverbs, expressions and even English slang. Even if you don’t end up using them much, they will help you recognize and understand those expressions when you hear or read them.
⭕ An idiom is a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of any language not only English language. Bellow you will find 10 Idiomatic Expressions where you are invited to choose the correct meaning of each phrase.
⭕ For example, “it’s raining cats and dogs.” is an idiom: it means “when it is raining heavily,” and of course it has nothing to do with cats, dogs or any other animal falling from the sky. When it rains cats and dogs, you tend to get very wet. The saying presents an interesting image, of animals falling from the sky, that doesn’t seem to have much to do with torrential rain, and experts aren’t certain about its origin. The most likely — and least appealing — theory is that rain storms in 17th century England would carry the bodies of dead animals through the dirty city streets, inspiring people to say, “it’s raining cats and dogs.”
⭕ English speakers use idioms every day, often without even realizing it, and non-native speakers must learn at least the most common ones in order to understand conversational English.
⭕ To practice them further, try to make your own sentences using each of them and read them aloud. Gradually, you will find that you are absolutely comfortable in using them in your day to day talks and writings. And remember an Idiomatic Expression is an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up so, it has a figurative meaning. ⭕ Good luck dear friends! ⭕
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