The challenges of teaching and learning idiomatic expressions (idioms) – Ricardo Madureira

the challenges

Idiomatic expressions pose an exciting challenge to students because their individual words take on a new meaning when the expression is considered as a whole and what is more, some expressions are completely opaque (that is, obscure in meaning), even when the students know every word the idiom is made up of. Taken from http://www.aperfectworld.org/metaphors.html …

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