Fire away

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Fire away

  1. 1. THINK OF ONE WORD THAT CAN COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES:
  2. 2. <ul><li>A: Did you hear about poor Bill? He’s lost his job. </li></ul><ul><li>B: Really? Why? Was he _________? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>He raised his gun to his shoulder, took aim and _______at the target. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>A: How was the interview? </li></ul><ul><li>B: Terrible! They _________lots of questions at me. </li></ul>
  5. 5. FIRE AWAY
  6. 6. burn the candle at both ends <ul><li>To exhaust oneself or one's resources by leading a hectic or extravagant life.(One end of the candle is work done in the daylight, and the other end is work done at night.) </li></ul><ul><li>No wonder Mary is ill. She has been burning the candle at both ends for a long time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Are you the type of person who burns the candle at both ends a lot? </li></ul><ul><li>In what situations do people live like this? </li></ul>
  8. 8. burn the midnight oil <ul><li>To work or study very late at night. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In your school days, did you burn the midnight oil a lot? </li></ul>
  10. 10. burnout <ul><li>Physical or emotional exhaustion, especially as a result of long-term stress or dissipation. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What would you do if you were suffering from burnout ? How would you rest and relax? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Play with fire <ul><li>to do something dangerous or risky. (Usually playing with fire.) </li></ul><ul><li>Be careful with that knife! You are playing with fire! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Why do you think some people like taking unnecessary risks in some situations? </li></ul>
  14. 14. set on fire <ul><li>To cause to ignite and burn </li></ul>
  15. 15. Set on fire <ul><li>To cause to become excited: </li></ul><ul><li>The music set the audience on fire . </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>What things set your heart on fire? </li></ul>
  17. 17. fire away <ul><li>Informal To start to talk or ask questions. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Fire off <ul><li>To utter or ask rapidly. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>What is your opinion of people who fire off a lot of questions in class or in meetings? Is it polite in your culture to ask a lot of questions rapidly? </li></ul>
  20. 20. between two fires <ul><li>Being attacked from two sources or sides simultaneously. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Have you ever felt you were between two fires? </li></ul>
  22. 22. under fire <ul><li>Being attacked by harsh criticism eg. an official who was under fire for mismanagement. </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Please tell a story using the idiom “under fire” </li></ul>
  24. 24. no smoke without fire <ul><li>the evidence strongly suggests something has indeed happened </li></ul><ul><li>When the sales figures continued strong but the company still wasn't making money, he suspected something was wrong-- there's no smoke without fire . </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>In what situation would you have said, “When there’s smoke, there’s fire.” </li></ul>
  26. 26. LET’S TALK <ul><li>What are some things that cause fires? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do to prevent fires? </li></ul><ul><li>Were you fascinated with fire as a child? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what to do in case of fire? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever tried to put out a fire? </li></ul><ul><li>Are firefighters paid well in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the penalty for arson (malicious burning to destroy property) in your country? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see any fire hazards in your home right now? </li></ul>

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