# 8: Comparison of Expressions

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## Purpose/Goal: to compare idioms or expressions in two languages

### Procedure:

1. Prepare a list of English idioms that have meanings similar to idioms or expressions in the students’ L1.
2. Variation: Ask students to think of an expression in their own language that has a meaning similar to an English idiom.
3. Ask students to write the phrase in their L1 and to translate it into English.
4. Discuss and compare the similarities and differences between the two languages.

### Sample

 English Head over heels in love Under the weather In hot water Shoot the breeze Beat around the bush Your Language _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________

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