ESL / EFL Teaching Tip: An idea to Teach and Practice Idioms

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This is Megan, a teacher here at Rennert International, sharing a fun and inductive way to present and practice idioms.


Megan: Hi, my name is Megan and I am a teacher here at Rennert International. I am going to give you a teacher’s tip about how to bring or incorporate idiomatic expressions or phrases into your vocabulary or your themed topic with your class. I teach an Intermediate level so this is going to work for a more of an Intermediate to a higher level, but you can be flexible with it for lower levels as well. This can work for so many things. This week I am doing weather so I taught them about 10 idiomatic expressions about weather—it’s raining cats and dogs; someone’s got their head in the clouds; fair weather friend—examples. I write these things on the board and I have the students with either groups…

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