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Metaphors

Articles and lesson plans aimed at helping you approach teaching metaphors with your students.

Inside Metaphors

  • Article: Explaining the metaphor

    Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary, Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: Reference material

    An article on approaches to teaching metaphors.

  • Metaphors: Winning

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words and phrases related to winning and losing in sports.

  • Metaphors: Time is money

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical concept in English that 'time is money'.

  • Metaphors: Responsibilities are like weights

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words and expressions related to responsibility.

  • Metaphors: Money is a liquid

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by LIndsay Clandfield to introduce between ten and fifteen expressions connected to money in a business/professional context with an emphasis on meaning and using the phrases.

  • Metaphors: Making mistakes

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by LIndsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several phrases related to making mistakes.

  • Metaphors: Life is a journey

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words and phrases describing life experiences.

  • Metaphors: It's all in your mind

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by LIndsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words related to the mind.

  • Metaphors: Intelligence is a light

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words related to intelligence.

  • Metaphors: Honesty and dishonesty

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words and phrases related to honesty and dishonesty.

  • Metaphors: Happy and sad

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words or phrases related to the emotions of happiness and sadness.

  • Metaphors: Anger is heat

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Linsday Clandfield to highlight the metaphorical meanings of several words and phrases related to anger.

  • Metaphors: Illness and disease

    Author: Lindsay Clandfield Type: General lesson plan

    A lesson plan by Lindsay Clandfield to highlight some of the metaphors in English that surround the treatment of diseases like AIDS and cancer.

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