Business Idioms 1: Negotiation
Students discuss business idioms for negotiations. Includes matching, fill in the blank, and creating original sentences.
Time: 30 minutes
- Make one copy of the Handout for each student in the class.
- Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.
Explain that Idioms are a group of words put together to have a special meaning and are commonly used in English.
Piece of cake: If something is a piece of cake, it means it is easy. It doesn't mean an actual piece of a cake.
Write an idiom from the Handout on the board, and ask the students to discuss with their partners what they think the idiom means. After a few minutes, continue with the next idiom, and so on.
Then, pass out the Handout. Have students try Task 1 and Task 2. They may discuss their answers with their partner.
Check the answers as a whole class.
Assign each student one idiom to make an original sentence. Have students write their sentences on the board. Check them together as a whole class.
Students try Task 3 and write their own original sentences for each of the idioms.
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