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Learn English idioms with cool street photos: Fun Friday #4

Students love to learn English idioms, I think, because it is an advanced form of the language and if you can use an idiom correctly then it can make you feel like 'an insider' and more like a native English speaker.   So, for this Fun Friday, have a look at some amazing street art photos below (there are more photos here). I have added an idiomatic phrase to each picture for you 'to learn English without really studying' (which is the aim of Fun Friday posts).    

Learn English idioms with Fun Friday

It's like learning to ride a bike

 

Something that is easy to learn and you will never forget how to do it. Ever! Something that is easy to learn and you will never forget how to do it. Ever!

 

 

It's not my cup of tea

 

Something that I don't like very much Something that I don't like very much

 

 

I'll love you and leave you

 

"I have to go now" "I have to go now"

 

 

You can thank your lucky stars

 

You should be very thankful because you were VERY lucky with something You should be very thankful because you were VERY lucky with something

 

 

Sweep it under the carpet

 

Try to forget something bad that happened (usually by not talking about it) Try to forget something bad that happened (usually by not talking about it)

 

 

Use the force

  This is not a classic idiom that you will find in an English textbook, but a LOT of people say it. It is the famous line from the Star Wars films. When people say this to each other in real life, it kind of means "Use some different kind of magic power (that does not exist) to be able to do something that is difficult"

This picture is a play on words, because in the UK the full name for the police is 'the police force' This picture is a play on words, because in the UK the full name for the police is 'the police force'

 

    YOU MAY ALSO LIKE our other Fun Friday posts, where learning English is super easy   Fun Friday 1 Fun Friday 2 Fun Friday 3      

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