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Shakespeare's idioms: Lesson 1

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This lesson teaches idioms which were all used or invented by Shakespeare. It uses specially created illustrations to show the connection between the individual words (e.g. night + owl) and the idiom as a whole (e.g. night owl). The lesson will give students an opportunity to use the idioms through the creation of a short skit.

Topic: Shakespeare’s Idioms: Lesson 1

Level: B2

Time: 70 minutes


• To introduce five commonly used idioms that can be found in Shakespeare’s works

• To give students practice in reading and understanding the idioms in everyday contexts

• To give students the opportunity to use the idioms in speech themselves

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