Comparison of Expressions
Purpose/Goal: to compare idioms or expressions in two languages
Number of Participants: any number
- Prepare a list of English idioms that have meanings similar to idioms or expressions in the students’ L1.
- Variation: Ask students to think of an expression in their own language that has a meaning similar to an English idiom.
- Ask students to write the phrase in their L1 and to translate it into English.
- Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the two languages.
|1. Head over heels in love|
|2. Under the weather|
|3. In hot water|
|4. Shoot the breeze|
|5. Beat around the bush|