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Idioms: art and creativity

Worksheet overview

In this lesson students will learn 12 idioms to use when talking about art and creativity. They will practise reading and speaking.

2 short dialogues introduce the idioms. The first one is about a writer lacking new ideas (creative block, get your creative juices flowing, lose yourself in something). Students practise the 6 idioms from the dialogue by completing a few sentences with their own ideas and then discussing their sentences in pairs. The second dialogue is about art in schools (blank canvas, dying art, creative spark). After matching the idioms to their definitions, students speak to each other, using the questions given.

Next, students rephrase 5 sentences using a suitable idiom. The last 2 activities are speaking activities. First, students are given a few questions to discuss. Then they are asked to role-play the situation given.

The set of conversation cards can be used for additional speaking practice, to replace an exercise from the worksheet or to revise the target vocabulary. This worksheet works well in combination with lessons about art, creativity, focus, innovation, emotional well-being, education.


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