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Title: Idioms Author: Daviess County Public Schools Last modified by: Jeanette Created Date: 3/7/2010 12:16:20 AM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Idioms


1
Idioms
  • Cut to the chase!

2
What is an idiom?
  • IDIOM In its loosest sense, the word idiom is
    often used as a synonym for dialect. In its more
    scholarly and narrow sense, an idiom or idiomatic
    expression refers to a construction or expression
    in one language that cannot be matched or
    directly translated word-for-word in another
    language. For instance, the English expression,
    "She has a bee in her bonnet," meaning "she is
    obsessed," cannot be literally translated into
    another language word for word. It's a
    non-literal idiomatic expression.

3
A picture is worth a thousand words
  • What idiom is literally illustrated here?
  • What does it means figuratively or
    metaphorically?

4
Against the clock
  • List as many idioms as you can think of in 30
    seconds.

5
Lend me your ear
  • Idioms areEverywhere!
  • You will find them in
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Movies
  • Songs
  • Everyday speech

6
Im not pulling your leg
  • Idioms come from many sources. Some of the
    stories have historical roots. For example You
    have a chip on your shoulder.
  • Shakespeare gave us hundreds of words and idioms.
    For example dead as a doornail (from King
    Henry VI)
  • Many come from the Bible. For example bite the
    dust (Psalms 72)
  • Many come from the sea. For example know the
    ropes

7
Practice makes perfect
  • http//library.thinkquest.org/4382/idiom.htmlswee
    p

8
Rome was not built in a day
  • Go to my website www2.dcps.org/teachers/sthurman
  • Click on Idiom practice
  • For each of the seven idioms you will be given a
    picture showing a literal interpretation. On
    your own paper, write down
  • the correct idiom (you will select it from the
    list in the drop box)
  • What the idiom means figuratively or
    metaphorically
  • Write your own sentence with the idiom. Extra
    credit can be earned if you add three other
    idioms with a literal picture.
  • If you finish before the end of class, you may
    click on the idiom game link to play a game.

9
Last, but not least
  • Knock on wood, next time you see an idiom in a
    book or hear someone use an idiom when speaking,
    youll know the ropes because you can bet your
    bottom dollar youll hear idioms until the cows
    come home.
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