**Introduction: **

These are activities for students to introduce and practise furniture & fixture idioms. Students complete the sentences with the missing words, decide if the definitions of the idioms are correct and do a *Find someone who* activity with their classmates.

**Level: **C1

**Time:** 60 minutes

**Objectives:**

- To introduce furniture & fixture idioms.
- To complete the sentences with the missing words.
- To decide if the definitions of the idioms are correct or incorrect.
- To interview other students and try to get answers to as many questions as possible.

**Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):**

*Can_t stop dishing out idioms Worksheet,* one per student.

**Procedure:**

- Write down the missing words from Exercise 1 on the board and in pairs ask students to tell each other if they know any idioms containing those words.
- Elicit some answers from the students.
- Hand the students
*Can’t stop dishing out idioms* Worksheet.
- Individually, students try to complete the sentences in Exercise 1 with the missing words.
- When the students have finished, they compare their answers with a partner.
- Check the answers as a class.
- Now, individually again, the students decide if the definitions of the idioms in Exercise 1 are correct or incorrect (
**T** = true, **F**= false).
- When they have finished, ask them to compare with their partner.
- Check the answers as a class.
- Next, using the bottom half of the worksheet (Exercise 2), students mingle asking questions and trying to get affirmative answers from their classmates, e.g.
*Is your sister a couch potato?* If the other student says ‘yes’ they have to justify their answer to the interviewer and give an example or two, e.g. *She spends 23 hours out of 24 on the sofa. She never does any exercise. *Allow no more than 3 minutes for each interview. When the time is up ask students to switch partners.
- When the students have had a chance to ask everyone’s opinion, ask them how many affirmative answers they managed to get and which answers surprised them the most.

**Fast finishers:**

- Ask students to describe their ideal partner using at least 5 of the idioms studied, e.g.
*My ideal partner would have a memory like a sieve and quickly forget if I did or said something he didn’t like.*

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