By the end of this lesson,
Idioms add color to language. They are used so commonly that students are unaware of how often they use them in their conversations. Idioms exist in every language. An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally, like "the cat has your tongue" has nothing to do with a feline having a organ in your mouth but simply means "to be quiet and not talk."
Powerpoint provides deifinition of an idiom and provide examples
Source: Slideshow uploaded from: http://languagearts.pppst.com/idioms.html
The following video is filled with idioms. A man dies and goes to heaven. He trys to explain how he died and landed there.
Source: Video uploaded from "alexandra1983ish" youtube page
Directions: Watch the video entitled “Symphony in Slang.” While you are watching, listen for the MANY idioms that are used in the video. Use this sheet to write down at least ten idioms that you hear.