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IDIOMS para mejorar writings

Cuántos más idioms conozcas más natural y rica será tu forma de hablar o escribir en inglés. Sin embargo, para bordar un examen de nivel avanzado -nivel avanzado y C1 de la EOI o el First y el Advance de Cambridge- no necesitas aprenderte una lista interminable.

Basta con conocer media docena y usarlos hasta que te acostumbres y pasen a ser parte de tu vocabulario. Además, puedes usar los mismos para el writing y el speaking.

Idioms hay miles pero en Idiomium hemos seleccionado una lista corta de idioms que valen como comodín. Idioms que puedes utilizar con cualquier tema que te plantee el examen.

NOTA – para estos idioms ofrecemos una traducción (translación cuando es posible) al español, pero los dichos cambian mucho según donde vivas. Es mejor aprender su sentido en inglés.

 Facts speak for themselves

Something is so clear it doesn´t need further explanations

enespañol# Los hechos hablan por si mismos.

  1. We needn´t tell you that the problem is huge. Facts speak for themselves
  2. Globar warming deniers can hold any position they want to but when it comes to polluting our planet facts speak for themselves

 Speak volumes

Something that is very clear, not needing words to explain it

enespañol# Hablar por si mismo

  1. When I saw her going through my stuff I knew we had to break up. Such behaviour speaks volumes about the way you are.
  2. The way humans are polluting their planet speak volumes about the state of civilization of our species

 On paper

In theory, something that should work but hasn’t been tested for real.

enespañol# sobre el papel

  1. On paper, Tim is the perfect boyfriend material. But I don’t know, there’s something about his ways that just doesn’t feel right.
  2. Politicians still believe that we can continue polluting our planet just as we have been doing for the last century. They may be right on paper, but what will our future generations say?

 (it´s not) Rocket science

Something that is very easy to do or comprehend

enespañol# No es física cuántica

Se suele usar en negativa como comparación de algo que es extremadamente sencillo.

  1. Come on! You can pass this exam, it is not rocket science
  2. It is 2016 already! It is not rocket science that gender inequality is totally outdated

 Crystal clear

When something is transparent, easy to understand for anyone

enespañol# Cristalino

  1. But for her, it was crystal clear that her boyfriend was cheating on her
  2. It is cyrstal clear that if we continue polluting at this pace, CO2 levels in our atmosphere will skyrocket till the point of making this planet inhabitable

 Be street smart

The kind of intelligence and wisdom that comes through living, not learnt on books

enespañol# La escuela de la vida

  1. I am not that worried about my son´s future. He may be a dropout but he is street smart
  2. If politicians were a bit more street smart they would implement more eco-friendly measures instead of being just greedy

 Common knowledge

Something that everybody knows

enespañol# Ser de dominio público

  1. You didn´t know Tara is dating Jess? I thought it was common knowledge
  2. It is common knowledge that we will run out of oil pretty soon yet authorities seem reluctant to make a complete shift towards green, renewable power

 Be on the same page

To share the same ideals, ideas or thoughts about something

enespañol#  Estar en la misma onda

  1. So let´s revise this again. We need to be on the same page to succeed
  2. Until men and women are on the same page gender inequality will always take place

 


 

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