Lesson level: For intermediate students and above
- to learn well-known modern English expressions that appeared in Shakespeare's work, such as "All that glisters is not gold", "It's all Greek to me", " The world's mine oyster", etc.
- to improve your listening skills
- to practice sharing opinions in English
In this lesson, we will watch a short animated video about Shakespeare's life, language and plays. First, you will listen for gist and then for detail. You will explore the meaning, use and form of a phrase from Shakespeare which is still in common use, learn about different situations when you can use the target idioms, learn other idioms that have similar meaning and do an exercise to check your understanding. After that, we can talk about a time when you were in a similar situation.
There are 20 episodes :
As dead as a doornail
I'll send him packing
All that glisters is not gold
Though this be madness, yet there's method in't
What's done is done
The world's mine oyster
A tower of strength
The green-eyed monster
In a pickle
Forever and a day
Give no words but mum
Pound of flesh
A fool's paradise
Not budge an inch
I must be cruel, only to be kind
Wear my heart upon my sleeve
Greek to me
* Please choose a topic and I will send you the material before the lesson.