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Horse Idioms English Lesson Ep 366

September 21, 2020

English Lesson About Horse Idioms

You will find the full article, lesson audio file and transcript here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lesson-4/

A recent comment on YouTube, which suggested that idioms make English interesting, got me thinking about English idioms. It has been a while since I last did an English idiom lesson, so today we are going to talk about a horse idiom I heard being used on BBC Radio 4.

As always, we focus on everyday English, English that is useful because it’s being used in everyday conversations here in 2020. There is nothing more annoying that being taught a lot of words you are unlikely to use in an English conversation today. Your learning time is precious, make sure your learning vocabulary that’s useful. Other animal idiom lessons

A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!
⭐ Shakespeare

It’s important that you listen to this lesson’s audio multiple times, repeated listening until you can comprehend 80% or more of what you hear without having to look up words, is the key to our listen and learn approach to learning to speak English fluently.

You are training your brain to store your new English language learning in your longer term memory, ready for automatic recall. The automatic recall gives you the speed to speak fluently in conversations. Without needing to think about translation, you can focus on the conversation and take part.

If you just listen to the lesson once, your brain won’t know that the sounds it is listening to are important. You need to listen many times, 20+ using spaced repetition, even if you don’t understand everything you are hearing, your brain is being told that what it’s hearing is important, and it will being storing the new and important sounds in longer term memory. You can find out more about the science behind our approach here