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.
Time: 60 minutes
- 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.
- Zzz Worksheet, one per student.
- 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.
- 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?