Jessica Stockwell Jessica Stockwell

Metaphors Money & Food
Upper Intermediate level


This Lesson topic is MONEY, Unit 3. In follow up to the introductory historical text that includes a few metaphors, this session will introduce metaphors of money and food, and what a metaphor is. Students will also practice listening and reading for gist and specific information (money and food metaphors and popular expressions.)


Main Aims

  • To introduce students to the use of metaphors and expressions related to money and food found in this Lesson on MONEY, Unit 3

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide listening and reading for gist through eliciting the meaning of expressions through controlled activities


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

_1_ Picture & Speak: Post a picture illustration in three parts of a flowing river and water falls and discuss it using the words in the box 2 a-c. Talk about nature, water, the flow of life...

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • Provide students with comparative movement and water

_2_ 1. INSTRUCTION: I will hand out words, you will place them above the image where they have meaning. ICQ: with your word, will you place it above the image or below the image? ABOVE 2. PW with new layer of images of people during the Gold Rush to place over first images and discuss. - INSTRUCTION: For all of you. I'll hold up images an you tell me where to place them. ICQ: Who placed the 4 images? ME or you? ME (you call out/tell me which word to go to. 2a)b)c) Fill in Gap and turn page over. INSTRUCTIONS: fill in words in box and turn page over. ICQ when you finish to you turn page over or fold it? Turn Over

Productive Task(s) (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

_3_ Listening & New Expression Prep Before we listen we will have a matching words/these expression game. 2 groups. INSTRUCTION: Get in 2 groups, You each have 5 expressions to match. once they are all matched, put them with the matching Time is Money image or Food for Thought Image. ICQ - When you come to the board will you put the expression anywhere or under the correct image? Image 4 - LISTEN CD-TRACK 21 HO - fill in gaps

Feedback and Error Correction (8-10 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

_5_ -Metaphor 5 - Activity - Word Scramble in pairs and class feedback and discussion. INSTRUCTION: PW - In each envelop is a jumbled up sentence. Unjumble the sentence with one of the expressions we have learned today. Put sentences in correct sentence form with partner and then we will Check as a class for correct sentence form and meaning. ICQ: will you work in pairs or individually? pairs Will you throw what's in the envelope up in the air like confetti or put it in correct sentence form? Sentence form

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