(to) cut to the chase
-to only focus on doing or saying what is important
-not waste time saying or doing other things
We don't have time to chat...please just cut to the chase. What do you want?
(to) blow off steam
-to participate in activities that relieve stress
I like to go to the gym to blow off steam.
- Discuss the meaning of each idiom.
- Read the examples together.
- In what situation would you use this idiom?
- Use these expressions in some other examples that you create with your partner.
Are there any other expressions that are similar to these?
Share Your Opinion 10 minutes
Read the following and share your opinions with each other:
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of studying from home at an online school (university) compared to actually physically going to school (university).
Which would you prefer? Use reasons and specific details to explain your choice.
Pay attention to and talk about the introductory phrases that you use when sharing your opinions and reflections.
"Studying _____ is fine, but I would rather..."
“I would prefer to study ______ because...”
Come up with more useful phrases.
Explain any words and/or expressions that your partner does not understand.
Final Free Chat 15 minutes
Have a free conversation with your partner...and have fun!