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5: Idiom-a-week

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    46201
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    Purpose/Goal: to notice selected idioms

    Number of Participants: any number

    Materials: none

    Procedure

    1. Choose an idiom to be the idiom of the week.
    2. Post the idiom somewhere in your classroom for all students to see—for example, at the top of your blackboard.
    3. Students must find the meaning of the idiom in this book, in their dictionaries, on the internet, or in other resources.
    4. Ask students to compare their findings with each other to see how many different ways the idiom is used.
    5. Have students keep track of how many times they hear or read that idiom during the week.

    5: Idiom-a-week is shared under a Public Domain license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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