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An adaptation of a podcast originally created by Culips.com. References provided. In case the audio does not work, check the links in the References section.

An adaptation of a podcast originally created by Culips.com. References provided. In case the audio does not work, check the links in the References section.

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  • 1. catch-words
    A pair of
    AnEFLlearningactivityadaptedby Víctor Lugo
  • 2. SUBJECT: Catch-words
    TOPIC:Twoidiomaticexpressionsusedtoindicateembarrassment.
    LESSONOBJECTIVES:
    Learnerswillunderstandwhattwocommonidiomaticexpressions in English mean.
    Learnerswillcreate a recording in whichthey describe anembarrassingsituationtheyhavelivedorwitnessed and share itwiththeothermembers of theforums.
  • 3. BACKGROUND
    Whatis a “catch-word”?
    Accordingtowww.dictionary.com, a CATCH-WORD (or “catch-phrase”) is
    “a memorable or effective word or phrase that is repeated so often that it becomes a slogan, as in a political campaign or in advertising a product.”
  • 4. And, “elementary” isalsothelesson Maura & Harp (2009) giveusabouttwo of these catch words:
    “Toputyourfoot in yourmouth”
    and
  • 5. “Tomake a fool of yourself”
  • 6. First: Listen toHarp and Maura
    Talkingaboutthesetwoexpressions in thenextslide.
    N.B. Do notclickontheslide, itmovesautomatically.
  • 7. stick her foot in her mouth
    Open mouth, insertfoot!
    he has his foot in his mouth
    make a fool of yourself
    to put your foot in your mouth
    to put your foot in your mouth
    to put your foot in it
    catch word
    make a fool of yourself
  • 8. Second: Createyour Avatar
    An Avatar is a virtual representation of a person. Forthenextactivity, youwillcreateyour Avatar totellus a short story.
    Tocreateit, goto: http://host-d.oddcast.com/.
    Youhavetwoalternatives:
    • Use a photoyouhaveonyourcomputer, choosethe “Uploadphoto” link ontheleftside of thewebpage and waitfor a fewsecondstoseethephotoonthescreen, adaptit and startrecording, or
    • 9. Use one of theAvatarsavailablethere, you can use one of a celebrity, ifyoulike.
  • Finally:
    Usingyour Avatar, create a recordingtotellusaboutonesituation in whichyou –or a personyouknow, have “putyourfoot in it” or “made a fooloryourselves”. Use the “ADD AUDIO” and “Use Mic” links belowyourpicture.
    Whenyoufinish, post the link ontheforum and share itwiththeotherlearners. Ifyouprefer, sendittoyorteacher’s/tutor’s e-mail address.
    Ah, themostimportantthing: havefun!
  • 10. References
    Angry face. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://saintgeorgesoyo.blogspot.com/2008_07_01_archive.html.
    Catchword.com. (n.d.). Photograph of the Catchword company name. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 2, 2009 from http://www.catchwordbranding.com/catchthis/tag/naming-firm/.
    Catchword. (n.d.). In Dictionary.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2009 from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/catchword.
    Cooke. T. (Illustrator) (1988). Oh, I’m so embarrassed book cover. [Online image]. retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/7/7b/Book.embarrassed.jpg.
    Culips.com. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Culips logo. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://culips.com/.
    Embarrassed man. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://mytwocents.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/embarrassed-2.jpg.
    Getty Images. (n.d.). Embarrassed girl. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.momlogic.com/2008/10/its_proven_youre_an_embarassme.php.
    De Goya, F. (1819-1823?). (Painter). [Online Image]. Saturn devouring his son. Retrieved on Septemer 3, 2009 from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Saturno_devorando_a_sus_hijos.jpg.
     Embarrassed woman. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://doctor2008.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/embarrassed-patient.jpg.
    Family leaving a funeral.. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://blog.beliefnet.com/pontifications/2008/06/russert-farewell-public-man-pr.html.
  • 11. References
    Guy, J. (n.d.) [Online Image]. America’s hottest husbands. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/hot-husband/hot-husbands-2008.
    Maura & Harp. (Hosts). (2009, August 31). Expression: To put your foot in your mouth. [Podcast].Culips ESL podcast. Montreal. Culips.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2009 from http://esl.culips.com/?p=859.
    Maura and Harp hugging. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://esl.culips.com/?page_id=553&lang=cn&photo=6.
    Laughing frogs. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://boards.msn.com/LatinoMujerboards/thread.aspx?threadid=883276.
    Leonard, J. (n.d.). Rude laughter. [Online Sound Effect]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.soundsnap.com/search/audio/RUDE+LAUGHTER/score.
    Man with a paper bag on his head. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://chinavillamellera.wordpress.com/2008/01/.
    Mulletgod.org. (Photographer). (2009). Putting your foot in your mouth, (literally). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://mulletgod.org/site/?p=300.
    Photo of Maura. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 fromhttp://esl.culips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/photo_maura.jpg.
    Photo of Harp. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from h
    Put your foot in your mouth. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.goenglish.com/PutYourFootInYourMouth.asp.ttp://esl.culips.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/photo_harp.jpg
  • 12. References
    Saturn devouring his son. (1 September, 2009). Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_Son.
    Sherlock Holmes. (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 2, 2009 from http://espaciolibros.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/sherlock-holmes-thomas-watson.jpg.
     Shriek Productions (n.d.). Body damage choking. [Online Sound Effect]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.soundsnap.com/node/13552.
     The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. (2002). Angry man shouting and pointing a finger. [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.businessweek.com/business_at_work/bad_bosses/archives/2008/07/bad_boss.html.
     Wenn. (Photographer). (n.d.). [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 2, 2009 from http://www.imnotobsessed.com/2008/09/04/if-a-size-one-is-fat-where-does-that-leave-the-rest-of-us.
     Wheezy wearing a T-shirt reading “I’m with stupid”. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.rightandleftbrainsolutions.com/blog/why-when-the-going-gets-tough-stupid-things-happen/.
     Woman wearing a pink T-shirt reading “I’m not pregnant, I’m just really fat”. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.mommasreview.com/2009/08/are-you-pregnant-again/.
     Woman with a tall guy. (n.d.) [Online Image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/rose_peacock/3356217299/in/photostream/.
     Woman with foot in her mouth. (n.d.). [Online image]. Retrieved on September 3, 2009 from http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/u521/woman%20w%20foot%20in%20mouth.jpg.