an activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors

here is a short pre-int activity on happy/ unhappy metaphors I wrote to accompany a unit (unit 6, part 1, to be precise) from Global pre-int. I used it to make my student recall all the metaphors from our previous lesson, and with some effort she did! Pictures and a choice of words really help, even if the homework wasn’t really done well;-)

Can also be used to start a lesson on happy/ unhappy phrases.

The list of phrases includes: to lift smb;s spirits, my heart sank, to feel (pretty) low, to be on top of the world, to walk on air, to feel (a bit) down.

happy unhappy metaphors

and after the task is done, it would be just logical to turn to your students’ personal experiences when they were feeling a bit down, walking on air, etc.

As the material appeals to students’ feelings and personal experiences (mostly positive), it’s probably a good way to start a Monday morning lesson 🙂


About Svetlana Urisman

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for a couple of years and a teacher for about 10 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to lose them. You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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