Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.
ENGLISH STUDIES – STRUCTURE
TOPIC: IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
1. recognize the difference between the literal use and the idiomatic use of language.
2. use some idiomatic expressions, and
3. list some idiomatic expressions.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
1. Flash cards containing the idioms as well as their meanings.
2. Course book.
3. List of idiomatic expressions.
METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.
Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
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CONTENT OF THE LESSON
Idioms expressed by phrasal verbs i.e. idiomatic use of languages as opposed to the literal use, e.g. my friend came round ten minutes after he had fainted. This means my friend came round to see me.
ACCEPTED IDIOMATIC EXPRESSIONS
1. To let the cat out of the bag (to reveal a secret).
2. To give a person the cold shoulder (to ignore him).
3. He has a heart of stone (he has no feeling at all).
4. It’s his funeral (he is responsible for what has happened).
6. Step off on the wrong foot (make an initial mistake).
MATCH THE IDIOMS WITH THEIR MEANINGS
Note: Proverbs are not idioms.
To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:
1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;
2. Puts idioms in one basket, and their meanings in another. Let’s pupils then match them. (There shouldn’t be more than five cards at a time).
Pupil’s Activities – Pupils match idioms and their meanings as guided by the teacher.
3. Uses these idiomatic expressions in sentences that will bring out their meanings.
Pupil’s Activities – Use idiomatic expressions in sentences that bring out their meanings.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.
Pupils to bring out the differences between literal use and idiomatic use of language.