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English Idioms

“Piece of Cake”

A Piece of Cake


  • Something that is easy to do
  • A simple task or job

Frequency of Use: High

Sample Sentences

  1. For some students, learning a new language is a piece of cake.
  2. Living in a new country isn’t going to be a piece of cake for my brother.
  3. The test should be a piece of cake for you. You have worked so hard these past few weeks.

Conversation Questions

  1. Has learning English been a piece of cake for you, or have you really struggled to learn it?
  2. Name a skill that you want to learn, but you don’t think it will be a piece of cake to do so.

Speaking Situation

Topic 1

Your best friend wants to study in the United States, but she is afraid that she won’t be able to make friends because she isn’t a very outgoing person. You feel that making friends in a new country often isn’t a piece of cake, but it is possible. Give her three suggestions on how to find new friends.

Possible Answer:

“Some people say that meeting new people is a piece of cake, but I don’t think it’s that easy. I think you could make some food friend our country and share some of it with other students are your new school. This can give you a chance to talk about yourself.”

Topic 2

Your brother has a job interview next week with a computer company, and he is a little worried that he won’t be prepared to answers all of the possible questions. What are several things that he can do to prepare so the interview will be a piece of cake for him?

Possible Answer

“Your brother could search for information on the company so he sounds informed about the business.”

Language Activity

Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it. 

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