Hi guys! Did you know you don’t need to learn MASSIVE amount of specific vocabulary in order to be able to discuss various subjects with ease?
You need to focus on acquiring idiomatic expressions and phrases instead, and they will enable you to talk about a wide variety of topics!
As far as specific vocab is concerned – well, sure enough, you can’t do without it! But the thing is – you can get by using only a handful of industry terms while letting the idiomatic expressions make up most of your speech.
Now, I’m going to pick a random subject – Forex trading – and let’s see what the specific vocab vs idiomatic expression ratio is in the written piece I’m going to create! 😉
Random Topic: Making money with FOREX
There’s one thing I can say for sure – making money on price fluctuations in any market – be it currency, financial or sports – is easier said than done, and it’s not to be taken lightly due to the risks involved.
You can lose all your hard earned money within a matter of hours if you start trading without having sufficient information regarding the currency you’re trading on. And, of course, it goes without saying that first of all you have to carry out an in-depth research into different Forex trading strategies!
So, if you’re anything serious about making money on Forex currency markets, you better make sure to learn a lot of currency related information first, follow the currency markets for a good while and only then start executing careful, well thought through trades.
Specific industry terminology (5 phrases):
- Making money on price fluctuations
- All your hard earned money
- Execute trades
- Trading strategies
- Currency markets
General English idiomatic expressions (16 phrases):
- To be honest with you
- I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that
- Not so dissimilar from
- There’s one thing I can say for sure
- Easier said than done
- It’s not to be taken lightly
- Due to the risks involved
- Within a matter of
- Sufficient information
- It goes without saying
- Carry out
- In-depth research
- If you’re anything serious about
- You better make sure to
- For a good while
- Well thought through
Now, the logical conclusion is:
Even a limited amount of English idiomatic expressions will allow you to talk about highly specific subjects such as Forex trading!
The simple truth behind it is the following: our speech is mostly made up from such and similar speech patterns. We’re using pretty much the same means of expression on a regular basis and specific vocab acquisition doesn’t play as big of a role in enabling foreign English speakers to speak fluent English as you might have thought!
Thanks for reading,