Today's activity will help you discover how and where new idioms are used.
- Go to the IdiomSite at: http://www.idiomsite.com/. Here you will see an index of idioms. You can either scroll down the idioms or select a letter from the alphabet.
- The idiom site tells you what each idiom means, but it is really useful to find out how these are used in context.
- Go to: http://www.americancorpus.org/ and click enter. Type in your idiom to the 'Words' field then click on 'Search' You will then see the idiom appear on the right.
- Click on the idiom and you will get a list of example sentences that use the idiom.
- If you click on the source of the sentence, you will be able to see it in a complete paragraph.
- This is a great way to find examples of idioms in use that you can copy and add to your vocabulary notes. Try to find 4 new idioms each day along with an example for each one.
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