How To Get Away With Murder: Idioms

How To Get Away With Murder (2014 – present)

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Creator: Peter Nowalk

Source

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Level: Intermediate

Age: Adults

The segment was extracted from an episode of How To Get Away With Murder. Since it shows many young adults speaking before a class in college, it is a contextualized example of the use of idioms.

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Suggested procedures:

Before you watch: do task 1 together with students. Have them share their opinions and experiences.

While you watch: invite students to watch the video segment and do tasks 2 and 3.

After you watch: challenge students to do task 4 in pairs. Have them report their findings.

Time: 15 minutes.

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3 thoughts on “How To Get Away With Murder: Idioms

    1. Ronaldo

      Hi Luisa,
      The guys says “you don’t want to be a sitting duck when the shooter gets here”. A “sitting duck” is like a toy duck at an amusement park stand for people to shoot at (see this image: https://goo.gl/mCeBnu). In the scene, the images are used metaphorically, with the “sitting duck” being the student and the “shooter” the professor who is about to enter the class.
      Best,
      Ronaldo

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