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TP Worksheet – Flower Power

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An unusual lesson on a global topic which gives students the chance to develop their fluency skills. Students discuss questions such as “Can you think of any edible flowers? Are flowers often used in dishes in your country?” and “What is the difference between ‘a bunch of flowers’ and ‘a bouquet of flowers’?”

Common idiomatic words and phrases such as “a bed of roses” and “to nip something in the bud” are explored and practised in a gap-fill exercise before moving on to discuss questions such as “Is it common in your country to name people after flowers?” and “Are there any flowers that have symbolic significance in your country?”

Talking Point Worksheet – Flower Power

Talking Point Teacher’s Notes – Flower Power

Written by Liz Regan for Teflnet December 2010
Since taking the RSA CELTA Liz has worked for the British Council in Milan, gaining her RSA Diploma there. Apart from working as a freelance in-company language trainer, Liz is also an oral examiner for the Cambridge University Main Suite exams (KET, PET, FCE and CPE) as well as the BEC Preliminary, Vantage and Higher exams. She is a qualified practitioner of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).

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