I recently started working with an American friend. I’ve noticed that he’s got some strong opinions about English idioms, and he would definitely benefit from learning them. So, I thought I’d write a quick post about some of the most common ones. Here are five ways to learn English idioms:
1. Watch movies
There are many great movies with lots of good English idioms in them. This is the easiest way to learn.
2. Read English books
Reading is always a good way to improve your English. If you’re looking for an easy book to start with, you can’t go wrong with the great list of the 100 best English books.
3. Listen to podcasts
This is a great way to learn English idioms if you’re learning English on your own. You’ll hear idioms over and over again, and it’ll help you pick up on their meanings.
4. Talk to native speakers
When you speak to people who have been living in the US for a long time, you’re bound to hear a lot of good English idioms. Ask them to tell you about them.
5. Read online forums
One of the best things about using the Internet is that you can access many forums with different audiences. You can read them to find out about new idioms or just to have fun. If you learn any other ways that are more effective than these, let me know! I’d love to hear them.