Activities on Phrasases beginning with spring
As springtime rolls around flowers, trees and freshness come to our mind. To bring all these things into your ESL classroom you will need appropriate activities. Here you will find different types of tasks to help your students learn and practise Spring idioms and expressions. The activities are suitable for different levels.
Task 1. Spring Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt
Elementary — Pre-Intermediate, kids
Give your pupils a list of spring vocabulary and then take them outdoors to practice it.
Ask students to hunt for items on their list while they wander about your campus or a nearby park. Challenge children to go outside the box when it comes to recognizing the objects on their list.
When possible, ask students to bring things from the list back to you so that you may compile a spring vocabulary collection for your class.
When you’ve finished investigating, bring about ten of your stuff back into the classroom and play “What’s Missing?“. Place at least five objects on a tray and give your pupils a minute to study them. Then cover the tray and take one thing out. Uncover the tray to see who can figure out what’s missing.
The more stuff you place on the tray, the more difficult the game becomes. Instead of eliminating an object, you can relocate or alter it.
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Task 2. Match the spring phrases with the definitions
|1) To spring into action
2) To spring to mind
3) To spring to life
4) To spring out of something
5) To spring someone on something
6) To spring to someone’s defence
7) To spring to one’s feet
8) To spring back
9) Full of the joys of spring
10) Spring clean
|A) to quickly recover from something.
B) to thoroughly clean a place, especially in springtime.
C) tell someone something or ask them to do something when they do not expect it and are not ready for it.
D) to begin doing something or become active suddenly and very quickly
E) to be very happy and enthusiastic.
F) to appear suddenly in your thoughts, immediately think of someone or something.
G) to suddenly start doing something or to become more alive.
H) to jump out of something.
I) to quickly stand up.
J) to immediately defend someone from verbal or physical attack.
1) To spring into action — to begin doing something or become active suddenly and very quickly.
2) To spring to mind — to appear suddenly in your thoughts, immediately think of someone or something.
3) To spring to life — to suddenly start doing something or to become more alive.
4) To spring out of something — to jump out of something.
5) To spring someone on something — tell someone something or ask them to do something when they do not expect it and are not ready for it.
6) To spring to someone’s defence — to immediately defend someone from verbal or physical attack.
7) To spring to one’s feet — to quickly stand up.
8) To spring back — to quickly recover from something.
9) Full of the joys of spring — to be very happy and enthusiastic.
10) Spring clean — to thoroughly clean a place, especially in springtime.
Task 3. Fill in the gaps with the correct words
- They ______________ as soon as they received their orders.
- I find in business these days I’m ______________. I have to be careful with everything I say.
- We love looking after our grandchild. He’s ______________!
- They asked for my comments, but nothing ______________.
- After about eight o’clock the city _______________.
- I sometimes think I’d be happier teaching in Spain. Oh well, _______ on the other side!
- He bounced into the office, full of _______________.
- I gave the kitchen a ____________ at the weekend.
- The children all have ____________ and don’t want to do homework.
- His friends kept ____________ him ____________ , but Daniel refused to steal the watch.
1. sprang into action
2. walking on eggs
3. a ray of sunshine
4. sprang to mind
5. springs to life
6. the grass is always greener on the other side
7. full of the joys of spring
8. spring clean
9. spring fever
10. Egging, on
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Task 4. Don’t say it. Spring
Pre-Intermediate — Intermediate
The rules of the game are quite easy and you can play it with Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate level students. Create cards with the spring phrases your students have learnt, split them into two groups and set a time limit. Each of the participant picks one card and explained the phrase given on it without using the mentioned taboo words. The team that gathers more points wins. Here is an example of taboo game.
We wish you interesting and productive lessons this spring!