The idiom “To have common ground” helps us to explain how we made new
friends in summer holidays.
These idioms help us to show which activities we like doing.
But the idiom “To beat a dead horse” shows which activities we don’t like to
Some of them show which summer activities are useful.
Teacher: Well-done, all these idioms can be used for the explanation of our
attitude towards one or another summer activities.
Now let’s recall some summer activities.
Look at the pictures and much them with the activities the teenagers are doing.
1. Ride a scooter 6. sunbathe
2. Go roller-skating 7. Go scuba diving
3. Do jigsaw puzzles 8. Go on roller coasters
4. Watch a show at a water park 9. Go camping
5. Go on an activity holiday 10. Play team games
Students do this work in pairs.
Teacher: Now make up short dialogues using the names of these activities and
suitable idioms. In your dialogues ask each other about the activities which you did
in summer, which of them were new for you, if it was easy or difficult to do these
activities, which of them you would like to try and why. You have 5 minutes for
Teacher: Your time is up. Listen to each other very carefully and say, what
summer activities were done by the students of our group.
The first pair:
- Hello, Sergey.
- How did you spend your summer holiday?
- Great! And what about you?
- I liked my summer holiday very much.
- What activities did you do in summer?
- I sunbathed, went roller-skating, played team games with my friends and
- Which of them were new to you?