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EngelsMBOStudiejaar 1

This lesson contains 20 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 1 video.

time-iconLesson duration is: 50 min

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"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."

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cost an ... and a ...
missed the ...
kill two ... with one ...
give it a ...
birds, stone
arm, leg

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"cost an arm and a leg"

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"give it a shot"

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"kill two birds with one stone"

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"Don't look a gift horse 
in the mouth."

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"Een gegeven paard niet in de bek kijken."

"Wees niet te kritisch bij iets wat je cadeau hebt gekregen."

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What do you think the idiom
"Read between the lines."
to try to understand someone's real feelings or intentions from what they say or write
to read someone's writing very closely as someone's handwriting is badly written

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What do you think the idiom
"A Fish Out Of Water"
feel uncomfortable, like you don’t belong in a particular situation
in a difficult situation – especially one that is beyond the level of your abilities – or in trouble

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Don't take them literally!

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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: New idioms
A. In a group of 2 or 3, you will get a "new" idiom.
B. Find 1 TRUE English definition & come up with 1 FALSE English definition.
C. Put the idiom in an English example sentence (voorbeeldzin).
D. Write it down on paper / on the back of your idiom / on your laptop.. as long as it gets to your teacher by the end of class.

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