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Title: IDIOMS


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IDIOMS
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Lets Look at Idioms
  • Definition of an idiom
  • Literal vs. figurative meaning
  • Etymology (history of words/phrases)

3
What is an Idiom?
  • A common expression in English
  • Different meaning than the words in the
    expression
  • Figurative not literal
  • Native English speakers use them

4
Literal vs. Figurative
  • Figurative
  • Is not literal
  • Provides imagery
  • Makes a statement without a lot of words
  • Is culture based
  • Use in speaking and non-formal writing
  • Literal
  • Take word for word
  • Has an exact meaning
  • Has a dictionary definition
  • Use in speaking and formal writing

5
Etymology
  • The history of a word or phrases origin
  • Another word for origin is beginning
  • Not a definition

6
Does it really rain cats and dogs?
  • Literal meaning There are cats and dogs
    falling from the sky
  • Figurative meaning It is raining very hard
  • Etymology Middle Ages, thatched roofs, rain

7
Ding Dong…whats going on?
  • Idiom Saved by the bell
  • Literal meaning Someone/something saved by a
    bell
  • Figurative meaning Saved at the last possible
    moment
  • Etymology 17th century, burial, bell

8
Can you see the idiom?
  • Idiom Apple of my eye
  • Literal meaning There is an apple in my eye
  • Figurative meaning someone who is cherished
    (very special)
  • Etymology Biological

9
More Parts
  • Book More Parts
  • Author Tedd Arnold
  • About A boy concerned about his body parts
    because of idioms he does not understand

10
Think about……
  • Idioms used by family members and friends
  • Idioms seen on television or in the movies
  • Idioms you use
  • New idioms at http//www.idiomsite.com
  • Research idioms and draw a literal picture
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