Activity One “Rat” or “Mouse” Idioms “Rat” or “Mouse” Idioms Activity Two Role Plays Role Plays BACK
Rat and Mouse Idioms Do you understand the meaning of those idioms? –the rat race –smell a rat –look like a drowned rat –as quiet as a mouse –Mickey Mouse –play cat and mouse –While the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Rat and Mouse Idioms Now, write down those idioms because you are going to need them in the following activity. –the rat race –smell a rat –look like a drowned rat –as quiet as a mouse –mouse pad/ mouse mat –Mickey Mouse –play cat and mouse –While the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Activity Instructions 1.You will read a definition in each slide. 2.Try to pick up an idiom that matched the definition. 3.If you get it right, you get 40 points. If you can make a sentence by using that idiom, you can get 60 points. 4.Ready?
as quiet as a mouse very quiet The little boy is as quiet as a mouse. (One more click for the example sentence)
mouse pad/ mouse mat the special flat piece of material on which you move the mouse for your computer Can I use this new mouse pad? (One more click for the example sentence)
look like a drowned rat to be very wet, especially because you have been in heavy rain Look at you. Why do you look like a drowned rat? (One more click for the example sentence)
play cat and mouse to try to defeat someone by tricking them into making a mistake so that you have an advantage over them The 32-year-old actress spent a lot of time playing cat and mouse with the press. (One more click for the example sentence)
smell a rat to recognize that something is not as it appears to be or that something dishonest is happening. He's been working late with her every night this week - I smell a rat! (One more click for the example sentence)
Mickey Mouse describes something such as an organization, machine or course of study that you think is not as good or serious as it should be He’s working for some Mickey Mouse company in Vietnam! (One more click for the example sentence)
the rat race a way of life in modern society, characterized by people competing with each other for power and money He decided to get out of the rat race, and went to work on a farm. (One more click for the example sentence)
While the cat's away, the mice will play. When the person who is in charge of a place is not there, and the people there behave badly. 小鬼當家 (Translate the sentence into Chinese for the extra 60 points. One more click for the translation.)
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Role Play Instructions This is a story on page 226 in your textbook. Assign four characters and ask them to stand in front of the big screen. Narrators (the class), fill the blanks with proper words when you read out the story. Characters, listen to the narrators (the class) and then create your own lines according to the story you learned in the reading.
One morning, while Mrs. Little was washing her hands, her ________ slipped out of her finger. She was ________ to see it fall down the drain. Mrs. Little exclaimed: “__________.”
George heard the scream and ran to his mother. He asked, “__________?” Mrs. Little told him what had happened. She said, “__________” They both looked very __________. George told his mom, “__________.” Then he tried hard to think of the way to help his mother get the ring.
__________, George got an idea and he went get a fishhook. He suggested, “__________.” His mother thought it a good idea so they tied the fishhook onto a piece of string. Then, together they tried to fish the ring out.
However, the method George came up with didn’t work. Mrs. Little was very __________. George sighed and asked himself, “__________?”
After Mr. Little knew about his, he let Stuart Little sit on his hand and walked into the bathroom. He pointed at Stuart and said __________ to his family, “__________.” Stuart nodded and echoed, “__________.”
Stuart volunteered to get down the drain. Before he went down, his mother told him, “__________.” He replied, “__________.” Then, he went down, carrying the string along with him.
George held the other end of the string and let Stuart get down slowly and _________. It was a little dark and _________ down there, but Stuart said to himself, “__________.” Soon, he found the ring and shouted out loud to his brother, “__________.”
In order the hold the string with both of his hand, Stuart put the ring around his __________. George pulled him out of the drain. He asked his little brother, “__________.” Stuart answered, “I’m fine.”
Mr. And Mrs. Little felt relieved and __________ when they saw Stuart came out safe and sound. Mr. Little said, “__________.” Mrs. Little kissed Stuart on his cheek and she said, “__________.”