It’s on us to fix it (phrases with on)

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Vocabulary - idioms and phrases with on

English idioms and phrases with on

Exercise 1

Exercise 5

LESSON OVERVIEW

The main objectives of this lesson are to:

  • learn and practise idioms and phrases with on,
  • brainstorm ideas and explain why they could be effective.

Students watch two ads and brainstorm slogans for ad campaigns using English idioms and phrases with on. They also work with the target language by adding information to general contexts and responding to various situations in an additional task.  

C1 / Advanced60 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

ENGLISH IDIOMS AND PHRASES WITH ON

At the beginning of the lesson, students watch the first ad and guess a missing word in an idiom. Students complete gaps in sentences using English idioms and phrases with on (e.g. on the flip side, on the off chance, on the safe side). They also need to decide what might have happened before the situations described in the sentences. After that, students look at ten categories containing phrases with on and come up with one thing for each. They can also guess each other’s categories while providing answers. 

At this point, you can choose to do an additional task which is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet and in the e-lesson plan (in skipped slides). In it, students need to decide what they would say in various situations using given English idioms and phrases with on. You can also choose to do the task at the end of the lesson or as revision. 

PRACTICE

In this part of the lesson, students watch the second ad and explain what the slogan ‘Join the flip side’ means and why they think the company created it. Then, they look at four slogans containing English idioms and phrases with on and discuss which product, service or campaign each slogan would promote most effectively. Finally, students look at photos which are part of marketing campaigns and brainstorm the products or services they might advertise. Students also need to consider what the ideas behind the campaigns might be. They also need to come up with slogans using phrases with on

HOMEWORK/REVISION

This lesson also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise English idioms and phrases with on. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.

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  1. Joanna Gabryś-Trybała

    Such a useful lesson! More lessons on prepositions, advanced phrasal verbs and collocations, please please!! Thank you so much for the content you deliver, it is interesting, educational and fun!

    1. Ewa

      Awesome, we really appreciate it! And thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  2. Christiane IG

    Great lesson! great topic. However, I miss the listening comprehension exercises form other lessons.

    1. Ewa

      Thanks, Christine 🙂
      There is no listening comprehension in the lesson because the videos are used to work with target phrases.

  3. Nefte

    Great one! Just like the other lesson involving ads, my students loved this one and had tons of fun with it.

    1. Ewa

      Thank you! That is wonderful to hear 🙂

  4. Mirian Mujica

    Thanks a bunch for all the material! Just one thing, the 1st video is unavailable…

    1. Ewa

      Hi! Thanks for letting us know. We’ve updated the link.

  5. James Smith

    Loved using this lesson! I did make one small adjustment to the expression, ‘my phone went dead on me’. I personally use and have heard, ‘my phone died on me’ or (without ‘on’), ‘my phone died’ or ‘my phone is dead’.

    1. Ewa

      Thanks for sharing!
      The phrase ‘something went dead on me’ is common, too. You can find an example here .

      1. James Smith

        Sorry, I am not disputing whether it is written in the dictionary as such. I just wanted to share that as a British native this is how I would say it. 🙂

        1. Ewa

          OK, thanks 🙂

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