Idioms are fun, funny and challenging. Each week in the idioms unit you could...
- Read and listen to a dialog
- Record yourself with a dialog or exercise
- Learn pronunciation and intonation patterns of idioms
- Understand and use expressiveness to help feel and remember the idioms
- Make and discuss conversation questions using the idioms
- Do exercises in groups
- Review idioms and exercises for homework
- Check your homework with a classmate or in groups
- Plan to use one or two idioms in your life
Common and Uncommon Use Conversation Questions
After reading through the idioms, discuss the common usage of some of the idioms.
- Have you used any of these idioms before? When?
- Have you read or heard someone else use any of these idioms before?
- When? In what context?
- Do you have something similar in your language?
- Why or why not? Is there a cultural reason? Can you explain the reason?
- Is there a new idiom you like? Or find useful?
- Give a personal experience or context example of when you might use an idiom.
- Is there an idiom you are still not sure you understand?
- Do you like the idiom or not?
- Is the idiom still difficult to understand? Or is there another reason?
- Would you ever use the idiom? Why or why not?
A few Idiom Resources: