Universidad Central de VenezuelaFacultad de Humanidades y EducaciónMaestría: Inglés como lengua extranjera TIC (ICT) FINAL E-PROJECT: WIKI IDIOMS IN ENGLISH Juan Carlos Morales Caracas, Junio de 2012
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND GOAL This project provides UCV English IIstudents with a variety of idioms divided upinto categories depending on what they referto, for example, animals, time, colors, moodsand emotions, and so on. It also provides adefinition or description of all the idioms,accompanied by illustrative examples. The goal of this training is to familiarizelearners with some commonly used idioms, sothat they become more competent in this areaof the vocabulary component.
OBJECTIVESGeneral objective: Familiarize learners with somecommonly used English idioms.Specific objectives:1. Provide learners with practice so that they become more competent when using idiomatic expressions.2. Enable learners to interpret accurately the meaning of idioms in real life contexts.3. Enable learner to use idioms accurately and fluently in real life contexts.
AUDIENCE This wiki was specially designed for UCVEnglish II students who are at an upper-intermediate level of English. This idiomaticphrase practice will serve as an excellentcomplement of their English languageclasses, and also as part of their training inthe cultural component. English teachers will also benefit from thiswebsites, since it provides systematicinformation and practice about some commonidioms of the English language, and showshow web-based tools may be included inEFL/ESL classes as well.
STEPS FOR ACTIVITY COMPLETION1. Access the wiki: http://juancarlosmict.pbworks.com/w/page /53588142/FrontPage2. Find your corresponding idiom category under the “Assignments” list (divided up in groups).3. Complete the all the tasks in you “Idiom group”. Click on Week 1-2 activities for further instructions.4. Post all the activities and upload the video created in your “idiom group space” in the Wiki.
REFERENCESCurrin, D. (2003). Idioms Workout. Printed by THAU for Wall Street Institute.In the loop. A Reference Guide to American English Idioms (2010). Published by the Office of English Language programs: Washington, DC.Links for further practiceIdioms about the body:http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/idioms-body.htmIdioms about feelings and emotions: http://www.english-at-home.com/idioms/english-idioms-of-emotion/Idioms about problems, conflicts and solutions: http://www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idiom-categories/problems-difficulties.htmIdioms about money and commerce:http://www.learn4good.com/languages/evrd_idioms/id-m.php3#betIdioms about food and drink:http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv211.shtml