Class theme/topics discussed:
Phraseology to describe people

How did you pick this theme or topic? n/a
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion.

How did students react?
They were surprised by some of the idioms that we discussed, which helped them memorize the new expressions.
Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy.
Lesson 4_January 27_Phraseology
Lesson 4_January 27_Stories

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It introduces the students to the basic idiomatic expressions.

Intermediate Russian
Lesson 4
January 27, 2011

1. News.

2. Warm-up: retelling anecdotes from the Internet — Lesson 4_January 27_Stories

3. Vocabulary Practice: Phraseology — Lesson 4_January 27_Phraseology

– students first look only at the pictures and try to guess in which context these expressions are used and what meaning they imply.
– Then they look at the explanations on top of the page and match them with the pictures.

Discussion: are there any similar English expressions?