Sep 7, 2013

Oz The Great and the Powerful: Idioms


This is the first of three posts that will make students learn/practice the use of idioms and idiomatic expressions. This one is based on a movie which special effects fascinated me.  I think it is crucial to have students learn idiomatic expressions to enrich their vocabulary range.

I. Match the idioms and their definition:

1. up in the air

2. catch someone by surprise

3. be in deep water

4. be in the land of the living

5. oceans of

6. under the sun



( ) In existence

( ) be awake or to be alive

( ) surprising someone without a warning

( ) to be in serious trouble.

( ) uncertain

( ) a large amount of something.




II. Fill in the blanks with the correct idiom after watching the segment.



video



1. Oscar Diggs's future in Oz is still ________________________. Nobody knows what his future will be like.

2.Oz is probably the most beautiful place ____________________ .

3. When the balloon landed on the river, it was evident that Diggs was _____________. He almost died there.

4. There were ________________ beautiful pink butterflies on the trees of Oz.

5. Diggs was _______________ when he saw Theodora. It was totally unexpected for him.

6. When Diggs finally found himself safe, He seemed to be the only person _________________. There was nobody around.



Discuss the questions:


1. Describe the scene.


2. Think about the most beautiful place you have ever been too. It must not be a CITY. Tell your friend about it. Then compare both of your places to OZ. In which of them would you rather live?


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL


Answer key:

I.
6, 4, 2, 3, 1, 5

II.
1. up in the air
2. under the sun
3. in deep water
4. oceans of
5. caught by surprise
6. in the land of the living





2 comments:

Cadê Canadá? said...

Wonderful as always, Claudio!
I am always around checking new videos and using old ones.All my students love it!
I can never thank you enough for this!
Best wishes,
Carina

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Carina, for the feedback. See you.