5 English Idioms to Talk About Problems

Everybody has problems. 

Problems at work, problems at school, challenges to be faced in relationships you’re in and in the projects you are working on. But problems and challenges are often opportunities to grow! And it’s good to have the help of others in overcoming the challenges you face.

But of course, as with many other things, English has developed many idioms to help communicate about the problems we face in life.

Practicing these five idioms will help you get your message across clearly as you share about your own problems or help others with theirs:

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Tricky Prepositions

Prepositions are important. You can use all the right ingredients for your cake, but if you put your cake on the oven instead of into the oven, no one will want to eat your cake when the timer goes off. You can sit down to enjoy a milkshake, but if you are drinking the straw instead of drinking through the straw, you won’t enjoy your milkshake very much.

Using English prepositions like a native speaker may seem daunting, but we know you can do it, and we’re here to help. Check out these five helpful comparisons of tricky English prepositions to take your next step towards English fluency today.

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Business Expressions

Idioms and figures of speech are a key part of every language.  We all know several in our native tongues, and we probably just know them instinctively.  It isn’t until you have to explain them to a non-native speaker, or until you learn a new language yourself, that you realize how many they are and how odd they can be.  

For example, one phrase that is used in English to communicate that an action you are doing won’t produce results for a long time, if ever, is “until the cows come home.”  

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See – Look – Watch… What’s the difference?

When talking about different ways to take in information and observe the world, we can’t escape some of the confusion that comes from verbs that are similar. For example, verbs that all have something to do with actions done with our eyes: ‘to see,’ ‘to look’ and ‘to watch.’

In this digital information age, we are flooded with new information to see, look at, or watch every minute of every day. Using these verbs correctly will set your English apart. Here’s how…

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5 Ways to Express an Opinion

We all have an opinion. Whether you’re deciding what to eat for dinner or who your best friend should marry (or not marry!), you have an opinion.

Ready to sound as confident as a native speaker expressing those opinions? Learn these common phrases that native English speakers use to share their opinions or beliefs.

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