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Tue Nov 25 2003

Books: Socioling/Semantics: Lazar

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  1. jreid, Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar

Message 1: Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 11:08:24 -0500 (EST)
From: jreid <>
Subject: Meanings and Metaphors: Lazar

Title: Meanings and Metaphors 
Subtitle: Activities to Practise Figurative Language 
Series Title: Cambridge Copy Collection 

Publication Year: 2003 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 

Book URL: 

Availability: Available 

Author: Gillian Lazar 

Paperback: ISBN: 0521774365, Pages: 142, Price: U.S.: 39 
Paperback: ISBN: 0521774365, Pages: 142, Price: U.K.: 21.30 


Meanings and Metaphors contains a lively collection of vocabulary 
activities which will open up the world of figurative language to 
students of intermediate level and above. The activities provide ample 
opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons and creative language 
use.Each of the 34 photocopiable units has a clear step-by-step lesson 
plan for the busy teacher with a useful background information section 
for extra support. Many of the units also have extension and revision 
tasks for further practice.All the words and expressions practised 
have been checked against the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure 
that they are up-to-date and useful to the students. The material 
includes advertisements, newspapers, sayings, poems, fables, analogies 
and rhetoric.Meanings and Metaphors can be used to supplement most 
course books and is suitable for a wide range of teaching 

1. What is figurative language?: Metaphors and Similies 
2. The heart of the matter: Parts of the body 
3. Playing the game: Games and sport 
4. Time to spare: Time and money 
5. A warm welcome: Weather 
6. Taking steps: Life as a journey 
7. A recipe for success: Cooking and tastes 
8. Fabulous fables: Stories with metaphorical meanings 
9. Ups and downs: Describing feelings 
10. Running like clockwork: Machines 
11. Branching out: Plants 
12. Getting the green light: Colours 
13. Opening doors: Parts of buildings 
14. As free as a bird: Common similes 
15. Marketing your metaphors: Advertising 
16. A bird in the hand: Sayings 
17. Mix me a metaphor: Poems 
18. Selling with similes: Inventing similes 
19. Shedding light on the matter: Light and dark 
20. Plain sailing: Games and sport 
21. Rising to the top: ?Up? and ?down? 
22. Infectious laughter: Health and illness 
23. Facing up to it: Parts of the body 
24. Horsing around: Animals 
25. Food for thought: Cooking and food 
26. In a nutshell: Origins of idioms 
27. Keeping your cool: Temperature 
28. Rough diamonds: Describing people 
29. Persuasion: Advertising 
30. Breezing through: Weather 
31. Pictures in the mind: Descriptive writing 
32. Ripples and sparks: Water and fire 
33. Learning is juggling: Analogies 
34. The long night of captivity: Metaphors in rhetoric 
Extension and revison activities 
Student record sheet 

Lingfield(s): Semantics 

Written In: English (Language Code: English) 

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