Native speakers use idioms effortlessly without a second-thought. They’ve become part of mainstream conversation for English speakers. Using an idiom can illustrate an idea or message in a short and direct recognizable way.
One of the challenges to learning idioms is their nonlogical nature. Even textbooks that attempt to teach them fall short in their approach. After many months of working on this problem I believe I have found the most effective way of teaching idioms.
My approach includes, a small, but crucial detail of illustrating the idiom within the context of a typical English conversation between two people. But there is little need for me to explain in further detail. Instead, you can click the one of the links below and play one of my idiom games: