To provide practice, clarification and review of common English idioms in the context of body parts
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation and use of English idioms in the context of body parts
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
Start the lesson with a lead-in asking if students know what an idiom is? I will then ask for some common Turkish idioms. One of my favorites being, (English translation: Where there is free stuff, stay there"). I will talk about how languages and cultures all over the world have idioms and sayings, and that in order to better understand a language it is very useful to understand the idioms.
During this part of the lesson, I will show a power point presentation in order to expose the students to the language. I want this to be cognitively challenging as I will show an image or illustration, and then after having them guess the actual idiom, try to guess its literal meaning.
During this activity, students will match the definitions with the correct target language (the idioms). Students will check their answers on their own and discuss any ones that they missed with a partner.
Students will be given a strip of paper with either 1. a statement or 2. an idiom. The students are to get up and find their "match", or the person with the corresponding idiom and/or statement to theirs. We will then have the students line up and share each set out loud, correcting any that may be need to be rearranged.
At this point in the lesson, students will sit down with new partners and look at idioms involving body parts in which they will need to use inference and context clues to come up with the real meanings of the underlined idioms. We will then share the predictions and answers as a class.