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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



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.




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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Hello, world!

This blog was created for English as a Foreign/Second Language teachers. It will feature short activities based on snippets of TV Series in English. The snippets and the hand-outs will be downloadable so that teachers can use them offline.

The blog was created by English Teaching Undergraduates from the Federal University of Ceará, Brazil, as part of the course English Teaching Material Design. Each undergraduate will create two short activities based on a snippet of a TV Series of their own interest. The activities will be aimed at various age and proficiency levels, as well as in skill practiced (listening, reading, writing, speaking, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.).

The blog was highly inspired by the successful blog Movie Segments to Assess Grammar goals, managed and written by Brazilian EFL teacher and blogger Cláudio Azevedo.

The first activities will be published in January 2016.