Underdog by Alicia Keys
Cry me a river by Justin Timberlake
Beat it by Michael Jackson
Thinking out loud by Ed Sheeran
Wildest dreams by Taylor Swift
Fight fire with fire by Metallica
Heads will roll by Jenny Lewis
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This lesson contains 30 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

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Underdog by Alicia Keys
Cry me a river by Justin Timberlake
Beat it by Michael Jackson
Thinking out loud by Ed Sheeran
Wildest dreams by Taylor Swift
Fight fire with fire by Metallica
Heads will roll by Jenny Lewis

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What do the song titles have in common?

Slide 2 - Open question


"uitdrukkingen / gezegdes"

"an Idiom is an common expression used informally that cannot be understood by the literal meaning of its words, but only by common knowledge of what the expression means."
It describes situations we come across. 

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Getting yourself familiar with everyday language commonly used by natives. 
Introduction to firgurative speech. 

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Slide 5 - Video

Raining heavily
Extremely easy
pretend not to notice
in a tough spot
pleased and content
expressing a strong dislike
well behaved person
very happy or amused
deteriorate, worsen
raining cats and dogs
turn a blind eye
eat your heart out
in a pickle
going downhill
tickled pink
be caught or seen dead
goody two-shoes
piece of cake
happy as a clam

Slide 6 - Drag question

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Turn over a new leaf

Slide 8 - Open question

Turn over a new leaf
Definition: to change your behavior in a positive way

E.g. = She turned over a new leaf and began getting                        to work on time.

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Roll up one's sleeves

Slide 10 - Open question

Roll up one's sleeve
Definition: to prepare to work hard. 

E.g. It's time to roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

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Kid in a candy store

Slide 12 - Open question

Kid in a candy store
Definition:to be very happy and excited about the things around you, and often react to them in a way that is silly and not controlled.

E.g. I'm like a kid in a candy store when I go into abookshop.

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As warm as toast

Slide 14 - Open question

As warm as toast
Definition: comfortably or pleasantly warm.

E.g. The weather is as warm as toast. 
They sat near the fire, warm as toast.

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Add insult to an injury

Slide 16 - Open question

Add insult to an injury
Definition: used in a situation when something happened or was said that upset you, after you've already been upset about something else.

E.g. My car broke down in the middle of nowhere, then, to add insult to injury, it started to rain.

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Small bump in the road

Slide 18 - Open question

Small bump in the road
Definition: something, usually something not very serious, that delays a process or prevents it from developing.

E.g. As with any new programme, there are going to be bumps in the road. 

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Throw a curveball

Slide 20 - Open question

Throw a curveball
Definition: to surprise someone with something that is difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

E.g. Just when you think you have life figured out, it throws you a curveball.
He threw his boss a curve when he told her that he was resigning.

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Play the game

Slide 22 - Open question

Play the game
Definition: behave in a fair or honourable way; abide by the rules.

E.g. You should have told them - it wasn't playing the game to keep it secret. 

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Silver lining

Slide 24 - Open question

Silver lining
Definition: to emphasize the hopeful side of a situation that might seem gloomy on the surface.

E.g. Every cloud has a silver lining. 
When things look black, there's always a silver lining.

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Exercise 1: Read the text
Using a highlighter of colored pencil (if you have any), identify the idioms in the following story. There are 20 idiomatic expressions in the story. Can you find them all?

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Exercise 2: What do the idioms mean? 
Write down what the 20 idioms truly mean on the back.

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Exercise 3: Discuss a time when...
Pick  the phrases and discuss with your classmates when and how it occured. 

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Exercise 4: Write about...
Pick one of the 20 idioms from the lesson. Write a 150 word story in which you explain what the idioms means and a time in which this happened to you.

Guiding questions:
When did it happen?
How did it happen?
Who were involved?


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What did you learn today?

What was difficult?

What was easy?


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