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.


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?



Answer key:

6, 4, 2, 3, 1, 5

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


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,

Claudio Azevedo said...

Thanks, Carina, for the feedback. See you.