Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Idioms - year 8 - task for the lesson on Thursday

Today I am staying home with my little son who has a fever (I think another tooth is on its way) so you will have to follow the following instructions:

We will work with idioms, proverbs, metaphors and similes for a few lessons, starting today.  I want you to start working on your own with the following:

1. Take a look at this: Idioms and try to explain what the following four words mean: idiom, proverb, metaphor, simile. Write down the explanations. Try to understand what the differences between them are, if there are any...

2. Watch the following two videos to understand some common sayings in English.

"Don't judge a book by the cover" 

What are proverbs? 7 common sayings in English · engVid

3. Have a look at this site: and take a few minutes to look around and read some idioms.

4. After Easter I will give you exercises to work with and then you will also get the chance to illustrate an idiom/proverb/metaphor/simile while working with Kate in Arts. You can now try to decide on which idiom to illustrate.

Best of luck!

(P.S. If you have time over, take a look at the games under "vocab/games" and challenge yourself) 

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