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Title: Meanings and Metaphors
Subtitle: Activities to Practise Figurative Language
Written By: Gillian Lazar
Series Title: Cambridge Copy Collection

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 environments.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521774365
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 142
Prices: U.S. $ 39
U.K. £ 21.30