Blue Idioms

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PART A. INTRODUCTION
1. Rationale

The English language is full of idioms. Native speakers of English use idioms all the time, often without realising that they are doing so. This means that communication with native speakers of English can be quite a confusing experience. We use idioms to express something that other words do not express as clearly or as cleverly. We often use an image or symbol to describe something as clearly as possible and thus make our point as effectively as possible. Sometimes idioms are very easy for learners to understand because there are similar expressions in the speakers' mother tongue. However, idioms can often be very difficult to understand. You may be able to guess the meaning from context but if not, it is not easy to know the meaning. We tend to think of colors as ideas which all humans agree on – grass is green, flames are orange, the sky is light blue – even if different languages have different names for these colors. As English speakers, we also tend to think of color names in terms of the "basic" ones and the more specific, secondary ones. Many people are surprised to learn, therefore, that different languages do not consider the basic colors to be the same. This research has inevitably led some linguists to surmise that the experience of seeing color may be relative for a person and may be influenced by his or her language. It follows, then, that colors are used in very different ways in different color idioms across languages.

2. Aims of report

The report help students of English as a foreign language increase their knowledge of English idiomatic expressions about color “Blue” and have fun while doing it with lively definition and examples of each idioms.

3. Objects of the report

- Object of the report: English idioms.

- Entidy of the report: The expression of color “Blue”…...

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