Idioms

by nspatz on January 20, 2013 - 11:59pm

Read the Wikipedia defintion of an idiom at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idioms. Once you understand what an idiom is, look through the dictionary of idioms at Daves ESL Café.

1. Select one idiom out of the idioms in the list at Dave's ESL café. Google the idiom surrounded with quotation marks ("idiom") as well as the words "ethics" and "business". Post a link to an article that you find and then paste a paragraph containing that idiom into the same post.

2. Write a second paragraph which is your original work using another idiom that you found in the list of idioms at Dave's ESL Café which demonstrates that you know the meaning of the idiom.

3. Grading Rubric - 3 points

Pasted a paragraph containing an idiom from Daves ESL café in an online article about business ethics - 1 point

Wrote a paragraph that demonstrated your knowledge of the idiom that you selected - 2 points

About the author

Norm Spatz entered the Cégep system in 1989 teaching Architectural Technology in French. As a result of declining enrolment in his original department and the reform which made English a core studies requirement, he became an ESL teacher in 1997 but never abandoned his technical interests.