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A Look At Idioms

A Look At Idioms

Author: Amy Johnson

By the end of this lesson,

  • Students will be able to identify idioms and determine their meanings in paragraphs and conversations.
  • Students will also be able to use them properly in their own writing.

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."

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Idioms Powerpoint

Powerpoint provides deifinition of an idiom and provide examples

Source: Slideshow uploaded from:

Symphony in Slang

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

"Symphony in Slang" Activity Sheet

Activty Sheet

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.