**Introduction:**

This is an activity to introduce and practise idioms and expressions related to sleep. Students first divide the expressions into 3 categories, then complete the questions with the missing idioms and expressions and answer the questions with their classmates.

**Level:** B2

**Time:** 60 minutes

**Objectives:**

- To increase familiarity and correct use of idioms and expressions related to sleep.
- To complete the questions in Exercise 2 with the missing expressions.
- To develop fluency and answer questions containing the target language in pairs.

**Materials:**

- Zzz Worksheet, one per student.

**Procedure:**

- Write down the following questions on the board and ask students to discuss them in pairs:

*How many hours of sleep do you need per night? Are you a light sleeper or a heavy sleeper? Do you talk in your sleep? Do you remember your dreams? Do you need an alarm clock to wake up? *

- Hand out a copy of Zzz Worksheet and ask students to individually complete the table in Exercise 1.
- When the students have finished, ask them to mingle with other students and find those who can define for them the idioms they are unsure of or do not know.
- Check together as a class.
- When the students have finished, ask them to complete Exercise 2 individually.
- When they have finished, ask them to compare with a partner before checking together as a class.
- When the students have finished, put them into pairs or small groups of 3 and ask them to answer the questions in Exercise 2. Encourage the students to use the target language when they answer the questions.
- When the students have finished, ask them to share the most surprising answers they have heard.

**Fast finishers:**

- Ask students to choose 3 expressions that caught their attention and briefly answer the following question e.g.
*What would the world be like if*…everyone woke up at the crack of dawn?* What would the world be like if… *everyone suddenly became a night owl?

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