Phrases & chunks

IB English B: Phrases & chunks

What is the significance or value of teaching idiomatic phrases? At a superficial level, using idiomatic phrases can help you sound like a native speaker - if you use them appropriately. I remember once marking a very large entry from a school where the teachers had obviously given out long lists of idioms for the students to learn, with the instruction to "use as many as possible in the exam". Unfortunately, the idioms...

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