Unit 3 Lesson 1
Idioms with Body Parts
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hit the nail on the head
see eye to eye with you have got a sweet tooth
be all ears
have got a green thumb hit the nail on the head
? A: We can not only download useful information but also chat with Net-pals all over the world. The Internet is really helpful.
? B: I see eye to eye with you.
I agree with you.
? A: I know you have got a sweet tooth, so I’ve bought you a box of chocolate.
? B: Thank you very much.
be fond of something sweet
? A: Where are the twin brothers? They are not playing in the yard. ? B: They’re in the sitting-room. Mum is telling them an interesting story and they are all ears.
? A: Who grows the most beautiful roses your neighbourhood?
? B: Mrs. Jones. She has got a green thumb.
be good at gardening
? A: English is widely used in the world ? B: Therefore, we should learn English well. ? A: You just hit the nail on the head.
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common idiom body part lip arm thumb attentively as soon as with the help of
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meaning listener express vividly have got a sweet tooth see eye to eye with have got a green thumb be all ears hit the nail on the head
A: … B: … …
have a green thumb have a sweet tooth see eye to eye with hit the nail on the head be all ears
discussion The Class One students had a _______ about English _______ with _____ _____. They talked about the idioms body parts following idioms in class.
He’s all ears. You’ve got a sweet tooth.
He’s listening attentively. You like eating food with sugar in it.
You’ve just hit the nail on the head.
I see eye to eye with you. I have a green thumb.
You are right I agree with you. I am good at gardening
After the discussion, the students found that English interesting idioms are both ________ and useful. They can help express vividly people to ______ themselves more _________
Wang: Dad, I’ve learned some English idioms with _____________ today. body parts Dad: Have you? What are they? all ears Wang: “He’s _________”. It means he’s listening attentively. Another idiom is with “tooth”. a sweet tooth That’s “You’ve got ________________.” Dad: What does it ___________? mean Wang: It means the listener likes ____________________________. eating food with sugar in it Dad: Interesting. Tell me more idioms, please.
Wang: All right. When someone’s good at gardening, he’ll say “I’ve got a green ____________ thumb.” Dad: That’s vivid. Are there any idioms with “eyes”, Wang Qiang? see eye to eye Wang: Here’s one. “I _______________with you”. agree with Dad: Does it mean ”I _________ you” ? Wang: You’ve just ____________________. hit the nail on the head Dad: Thanks
A: What did the students do as soon as the bell rang? will rings?
l start the discussion about idioms with body They started the discussion about idioms with
body as soon soon as the bell parts parts as as the bell rings.rang.
as soon as 时间状语从句 1.当主句是一般将来时时，as soon as引导的 状语从句应用一般现在时； （主将从现） 2.当主句是一般过去时时，as soon as引导的 状语从句应用一般过去时。
? 1) The boy came home. He began to do his homework. The boy began to do his homework as soon as he came home. As soon as the boy came home, he began to do his homework. ? 2) Betty got a present. She opened it. Betty opened the present as soon as she got it. As soon as Betty got a present, she opened it. ? 3) Zhang Jun arrived in London. He telephoned home. Zhang Jun telephoned home as soon as he arrived in London. As soon as Zhang Jun arrived in London , he telephoned home. ? 4) The girl heard the news. She began to shout with joy.
The girl began to shout with joy as soon as she heard the news.
As soon as the girl heard the news, she began to shout with joy.
5) It will begin to rain. I will shut the windows.
I will shut the windows as soon as it begins to rain. As soon as it begins to rain, I will shut the windows.
6) He will finish his homework. He will help his mother with the housework.
He will help his mother with the house work as soon as he finishes his homework. As soon as he finishes his homework, he will help his mother with the housework
7) I will get the tickets. I will tell you.
I will tell you as soon as I get the tickets. As soon as I get the tickets, I will tell you.
More idioms with body parts
stand on one’s own feet pull one’s leg
cost an arm and a leg
have two left feet
On the way to school …
Bill: Why are you so upset, John? John: Well, my father won’t give me any more pocket money. He says I’m already 18 years old and I should stand on my own feet. feet be independent
Dialogue 2 Today is April 1st . In the classroom …
Betty: Tomorrow morning we’ll have an English examination. Peter: Oh, I’ll have to stay up late to go over all the lessons. Hey! Tomorrow is Saturday. We don’t have any classes. Are you pulling my leg leg?
At the shopping mall …
Carol: Excuse me, how much is the violin?
Shop assistant: It’s 5,000 dollars.
Carol: My goodness! It will cost an arm cost a lot and a leg leg.
At a party …
Helen: Why don’t you invite Linda to dance with you? She is so lovely. Every boy wants to dance with her.
Jack: I’m a terrible dancer. I have two left
feet feet. Helen: What a pity! be clumsy with one’s body
Idioms 1) ___ You should stand on your b own feet 2) ___ You should learn it by heart f 3) ___ He’s pulling your leg. a 4) ___ It will cost an arm and a leg. c 5) ___ I’m all thumbs d e 6) ___She’s got him under her thumb.
Meanings a. He’s kidding b. You should be independent. c. It will cost
a lot. d. I’m clumsy e. She controls him. f. You should memorize it.
? stand on one’s feet ? learn sth. by heart ? be independent ? memorize sth.
? pull one’s leg ? all thumbs
? get sb. under one’s
? be kidding ? be clumsy
? control sb.
? cost an arm and a leg ? cost a lot
Gesture 1) nodding heads shaking heads 2) ____________ 3) putting one’s finger up to the lips Joining the thumb and the index finger in a circle
in 1) ______ Yes ________________ most parts of the world 2) No 3) Be quiet ______
1) in most countries 1) OK 2) in France 2) _____ Zero 3) in South American 3) an insult ________ countries
True or False
T ? Body language helps people communicate with each other. T ? Some gestures are common in many parts of the world. F ? When somebody puts his index finger up to his lips, he is asking others for help. to be quiet T ? Some gestures carry different meanings to different people. F ? Joining the thumb and index finger in a circle is a popular way of saying “Sorry”. OK