(to) go the extra mile
-to work harder than most people
In order to get top marks in this class, you have to go the extra mile.
(to) take something with a grain of salt
-to be skeptical about the belief of something
Be careful when you talk to that guy. Take everything he says with a grain of salt!
- 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:
Some people believe that keeping animals in zoos is inhumane, but others say that zoos are educational and actually protect animals.
Discuss your opinion on this issue. How do you feel about keeping wild animals in zoos?
Pay attention to and talk about the introductory phrases that you use when sharing your opinions and reflections.
“Well, I like zoos, but (we / zoos / zookeepers) have to...(treat the animals humanely, treat the animals with care and respect)”
“I think that all zoos should...(close down, only be used for research, etc.)”
Final Free Chat 10 minutes
Have a free conversation with your partner...and have fun!