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How was your vacation?
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Slide 2 - Poll

Tell me what did you do!

Slide 3 - Open question

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

Slide 4 - Slide

What do the song titles have in common?

Slide 5 - Open question

Idioms
"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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Slide 8 - Video

Raining heavily
Extremely easy
pretend not to notice
in a tough spot
pleased and content
jealousy
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 9 - Drag question

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missed the boat
A
lost your chance
B
lost your money
C
lost your ticket
D
lost your time

Slide 11 - Quiz

My new car costs an arm and a leg
A
cheap
B
expensive

Slide 12 - Quiz

give (something) a shot
A
drink alcohol
B
shoot something
C
try
D
stop

Slide 13 - Quiz

kill two birds
with one stone
A
you don't like animals
B
achieve 1 goal in 2 actions
C
eat 2 birds in 1 meal
D
achieve 2 goals in 1 action

Slide 14 - Quiz

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

Slide 15 - Drag question

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"Once in a blue moon" do I eat at a restaurant.
A
An sacrificial event carried out in night
B
An event that happens only in moonlight
C
An event which happens very rarely

Slide 17 - Quiz

Alright everyone! "Hold your horses", we're going to start in a minute.
A
Wait, slow down
B
Hold your horses, so they won't go anywhere
C
Carefully consider and think about a decision
D
eat a horse

Slide 18 - Quiz

My girlfriend is "the apple of my eye."
A
A pain to look at, very ugly
B
Someone who you love most
C
Something really sweet

Slide 19 - Quiz

Buying an expensive car is something I can't "wrap my head around."
A
Trying to get used to an idea
B
find a way to understand the idea
C
To put something as a goal in your life

Slide 20 - Quiz

Please stop "beating around the bush" and tell me the full story.
A
To tell a lot of stories
B
lie about something
C
To avoid giving a final answer

Slide 21 - Quiz

Let's not cry over spilled milk. There's nothing we can do about it."
A
Feel sorry about something that already happened
B
Feel sad about something you did to yourself
C
To spend a lot of money and feel sad about it

Slide 22 - Quiz

I am "cutting corners", because I am in a hurry!
A
Doing something quickly, but not as well as you should
B
Cutting of the corners of a piece of paper
C
Taking the quickest way home

Slide 23 - Quiz

My dad said we can get a dog "when pigs fly."
A
When you have enough money in your piggy bank
B
After a new invention that can make pigs fly
C
Never

Slide 24 - Quiz

"Out of the blue", he started screaming at me!
A
When we are at sea
B
Suddenly
C
during the night
D
after that

Slide 25 - Quiz

Let's talk about the elephant in the room. We have no money!
A
Elephant is the best animal
B
Someone is very fat
C
Let's go to the zoo
D
Big problem that everyone ignores

Slide 26 - Quiz

He "turned over a new leaf" and began getting to work on time.
A
Change your behavior in a positive way
B
Change the tree in your garden
C
Start a new job

Slide 27 - Quiz

It's time to "roll up our sleeves" and get the job done.
A
To put on a new shirt
B
Get ready
C
We cannot do it!
D
To prepare to work hard

Slide 28 - Quiz

I'm like "a kid in a candy store" when I ride my bike.
A
to be very hungry
B
to be thirsty
C
to love riding bikes
D
to be very happy and excited

Slide 29 - Quiz

My car broke down in the middle of nowhere, then, "to add insult to injury", it started to rain
A
Make bad situation better
B
Make bad situation worse
C
Fight with someone
D
Hurt someone

Slide 30 - Quiz

As with any new thing, there is "a small bump in the road".
A
a small problem
B
something that delays the work
C
take a different road
D
let's stop working

Slide 31 - Quiz

If you want to undertand his meaning, you must "read between the lines"
A
to read someone's writing very closely
B
to check the grammar
C
to try to understand someone's real feelings
D
read with your eyes closed

Slide 32 - Quiz

The weather is "as warm as toast".
A
very very hot
B
comfortably or pleasantly warm
C
it is summer timer
D
raining

Slide 33 - Quiz

I saw him eating my food and I just "saw red!"
A
Became hungry
B
became dizzy
C
became angry
D
became happy

Slide 34 - Quiz

He is such an "early bird!"
A
he gets up early
B
he arrives early
C
he likes birds
D
he watches birds

Slide 35 - Quiz

couch potatoe

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I am having cold feet!
A
I lost my shoes
B
It is very cold!
C
It is freezing!
D
Maybe I will change my mind

Slide 37 - Quiz

We are gonna have a blast!
A
there is an explosion
B
to have a great time

Slide 38 - Quiz

I am "over the moon"
A
flying to the moon
B
see the moon in your eyes
C
very sad about something
D
very happy about something.

Slide 39 - Quiz

the cat is out of the bag
A
talk about pets
B
talk about animals
C
talk about the secrets
D
to talk about fashion

Slide 40 - Quiz

I got bigger fish to fry
A
to have something more important to do
B
to prepare something to eat
C
to go to KFC
D
to go to your favourite restaurant

Slide 41 - Quiz

we are in the same boat
A
we are sailing together
B
we are going to the same place
C
In a similar situation, in the same position
D
we both like swimming

Slide 42 - Quiz

bull in a china shop
A
a person who breaks things
B
a person in a zoo
C
a person who is Chinese
D
a person who often makes mistakes

Slide 43 - Quiz

crocodile tears
A
a sad animal
B
a sad person
C
a man who is crying
D
not true tears

Slide 44 - Quiz

Don't take them literally!

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barking up the wrong tree
A
B
C
Following the wrong way to get your goal

Slide 46 - Quiz

we gotta break the ice
A
B
C
D
say or do something to make people feel relaxed

Slide 47 - Quiz

you hit the nail on the head
A
to do or say something that is exactly right

Slide 48 - Quiz

Slide 49 - Video

I am drawing a blank
A
B
C
D
you do not succeed in finding them

Slide 50 - Quiz