Language awareness / Talking point

Sonido

 

 

A cliché is a popular phrase or expression that can not be translated literally.

They are expressions commonly used in speech, newspapers and advertisements. However, they are avoided in creative writing.

 

A. Match the cliché with its meaning.

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match

 

B. What do you think the following Clichés mean?

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following B

 

Talking Point

 

The Desert Survival Problem

It is approximately 12:00am in mid August and you have just crash-landed in the desert. None of you have been injured. The pilot was unable to notify anyone of your position before you crashed. The immediate area is quite flat and appears to be rather barren. You are dressed in light clothes. You have to decide which objects to salvage from the plane. You may only choose 5 of the following 10. Explain why you have chosen your five.

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Talking point

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