Top 10 Idioms for PSLE English Syllabus, Singapore-eduKate Teaching Materials.
Idioms can add spice onto the canvas of your composition writing and when appropriately used, gives a dramatic effect and shows the mastery that you have attained. The idea here, while attempting PSLE, is to have a list of go-to tools that would cover almost every situation that you can come across. This helps pepper your composition, adding flavour and widen the spectrum of colour to your writing.
-a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (dictionary.com) Here’s 10 most useful idioms that you can use to almost every composition that you will see in PSLE.
- A penny for your thoughts: asking someone’s thoughts
- Best of both worlds: All advantages are in effect.
- Can’t judge a book by its cover: Cannot judge something/someone on appearance alone.
- Curiosity killed the cat: Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
- Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: Do not put all your resources in one possibility.
- Every cloud has a silver lining: Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
- In the heat of the moment: Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
- Kill two birds with one stone: To accomplish two different things at the same time.
- Let the cat out of the bag: To share information that was previously concealed
- Piece of cake: A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple.