Today’s idiomatic expression is ‘it goes without saying’, and here’s a typical way of using this phrase:
It goes without saying that you can function so much more effectively in an English speaking society if you use various idiomatic expressions in your daily conversations!
Basically you can use this phrase whenever you want to EMPHASIZE the fact that you’re going to mention something you consider a known fact, something that cannot be disputed.
If you’ve been following my online activities for a while, you’ll know that I feel strongly about English idiomatic expressions, collocations, other informal means of expression and their importance when it comes to developing a foreigner’s ability to speak fluently. That’s why ‘it goes without saying’ is the ideal phrase to use whenever I’m touching upon the subject of English fluency development.
Application of this phrase isn’t limited to a person’s personal beliefs and convictions however; you can also use it pretty much in all situations when you mention something that is a proven fact.
For example – “It goes without saying that your money is relatively safer in a bank account than hidden in your home safe.”
Everyone knows it’s a fact, so it’s not something that you just believe in, it’s something that doesn’t even require any further proof, so you may also use this phrase in similar situations.
But now it’s your turn to come up with some sample sentences and do some spoken English practice.
Not sure how?
Read these articles on how self-practice is done best:
- Speaking With Yourself Isn’t As Different From Speaking With Others As You Might Have Thought!
- No-one to Talk to? Practice English With Yourself!
- Spoken English Topics and Technical Aspects of Spoken English Exercising