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Explains 8 idioms using baseball vocabulary like play hard ball or strike out and provides practice in recognition of the correct usage. Good for vocabulary development and language understanding. For all levels of ESL. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To play ball • cooperate with someone to accomplish a common goal • do business with someone I can’t play ball with someone who refuses to compromise.
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To keep your eye on the ball pay attention to the task at hand, whatever it may be If you want to succeed in the market place, you must keep your eye on the ball.
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To drop the ball make a mistake, usually costly We are going to Work overtime because John really dropped the ball.
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To be thrown a curve ball have something unexpected occur and catch one unprepared My teacher really threw me a curve ball with the pop quiz.
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To play hardball compete seriously for something The prosecution will be playing hardball in the upcoming trial.
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To make a pitch offer or suggest something. He gave a good sales pitch, but we didn’t buy the car.
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To step up to the plate be in the position where action is possible. If you want that promotion, you need to step up to the plate.
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To strike out to fail at something There’s no way he will get that job because he really struck out in the interview yesterday.
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I got the job! I really struck out Today!! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I got the job! I really struck out Today!! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I didn’t get the job! I really struck out today!! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I made a pitch for a new scooter and I think I will get one for christmas. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I made a pitch for a new scooter and I think I will get one for christmas. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net He really dropped the ball on that essay! I was a week late! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net He really dropped the ball on that essay! I was a week late! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I expected to fail the midterm since I didn’t study a lot. That threw me a curve ball for sure! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I expected to fail the midterm since I didn’t study a lot. That threw me a curve ball for sure! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I didn’t expect to fail the midterm since I studied a lot. That threw me a curve ball for sure! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To be successful in a writing class, student truly have to keep an eye on the ball! There are just so many assignments to keep up with. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To be successful in a writing class, student truly have to keep an eye on the ball! There are just so many assignments to keep up with. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net If you are doing well in class, step up to the plate and keep doing your homework on time! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net If you are doing well in class, step up to the plate and keep doing your homework on time! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net If you are not doing well in class, step up to the plate and start doing your homework on time! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  25. 25. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When you are working on a team, you have to play ball to finish the project on time. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  26. 26. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When you are working on a team, you have to play ball to finish the project on time. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  27. 27. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net These days, getting a scholarship requires you to play hardball. It is so competitive! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  28. 28. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net These days, getting a scholarship requires you to play hardball. It is so competitive! Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  29. 29. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

Explains 8 idioms using baseball vocabulary like play hard ball or strike out and provides practice in recognition of the correct usage. Good for vocabulary development and language understanding. For all levels of ESL. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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