(to) twist someone's arm
-to convince someone to do something or to think a certain way
At first, I didn't want to go to the party, but my friend twisted my arm.
(to) face the music
-to accept responsibility for some wrongdoing
I didn't do my homework assignment and now I have to face the music and tell the teacher.
- 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 15 minutes
Read the following and share your opinions with each other:
Some experts predict that driver-less cars are the way of the future, however, many others do not welcome the concept.
Discuss the advantages to this new mode of transportation and comment on why some people might reject it.
Pay attention to and talk about the introductory phrases that you use when sharing your opinions and reflections.
“I would never use a driver-less car because...(I would have no control over the car, someone could take over control of my car, someone could hack into my car and control it, etc.)"
"I think this idea is ______ (excellent, bad, good, etc.) because it could / would ______ (prevent car accidents, save lives, reduce traffic, etc.)"
Final Free Chat 10 minutes
Have a free conversation with your partner...and have fun!