English is highly idiomatic. A good knowledge of the language is impossible without the knowledge of its phraseology. Thus, the topic of my study is important and of present interest.
The purpose To learn the types of idioms To learn to understand idioms To use idioms in speech
Phraseology is a branch of linguistics studying the stable combinations of language.
From the Bible (библеизмы) From Shakespeares works (шекспиризмы) From the works of other British writers From the works of foreign writers From ancient Rome From Greek mythology
From the Bible (библеизмы) The apple of Sodom Can the leopard change his spots? Daily bread A fly in the ointment The prodigal son Loaves and fishes The promised land To bear ones cross
From Shakespeares works (шекспиризмы) To be or not to be? To know a hawk from a handsaw Theres the rub Sweets to the sweet The green-eyed monster To wear ones heart upon ones sleeve Midsummer madness Cakes and ale
From the works of other British writers From the works of foreign writers
From ancient Rome Bread and circuses I came, I saw, I conquered To cut the Gordian Knot To take the palm Rome was not built in a day To cross the Rubicon
From Greek mythology Pandoras box Promethean fire Achilles heel The riddles of the Sphinx A Sysyphean task The thread of Ariadne Penelopes web
Conclusion Idioms make language more expressive and emotional. Its really important to know the exact meaning of idioms in order to be good at the language.