“5 Ways” Learning Tips

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Everyone loves to learn idioms. Why? Because the language becomes more vivid when you learn idioms! And it’s fun to learn idioms. Remember: Having fun is part of successful learning!

Here are 5 great idioms in English:

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1. Blessing in disguise

Meaning: It’s a good thing even though it seemed bad at first.

Example: “Marcia lost her job as an accountant, but it was a blessing in disguise. She went back to school and learned painting. Now she’s a successful painter, and she’s very happy.”

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2. Better late than never

Meaning: Better to do something late than not do it at all.

Example:
Me: “Sorry to call you so late. I should have called you earlier.”
Friend: “Well, it’s good to hear from you. Better late than never.”

3. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it

Meaning: We don’t need to deal with that problem right now.

Example:
Employee: “If our new product sells well, we’ll need to hire more people.”
Boss: “That’s a good problem to have! We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

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4. Give [someone] the benefit of the doubt

Meaning: Trust that there is a positive reason for someone’s actions

Example:
Friend: “I don’t know why Brian didn’t send us his report. He wants this project to fail!”
You: “I don’t know. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt. He may just be busy.”

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5. No pain, no gain

Meaning: You have to work hard for what you want

Example:
Friend: “I’m so tired. I’ve been running 5 miles every morning. I’m losing weight but it’s so tiring.”
You: “Well, good for you. Keep it up. No pain, no gain.”

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