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G A Matter of Idioms : Look at this sentence from the article : … Berryman , a cartoonist for the Washington Post , drew a cartoon of the incident and gave it the caption “ Drawing the Line” . The phrase drawing the line is an idiom . Idioms Idioms are expressions we use in our everyday speech to make our language more interesting . The meaning of an idiom cannot be understood or predicted from the meanings of its individual words . You have to learn it as a whole . Look at the drawings below . Which one shows the meaning of the idiom drawing the line ? H The word draw is used in many other idioms in English . Look up the verb draw in your dictionary . 1 . Did you find these idioms ? What do they mean ? a . draw to an end b . draw attention to c . draw a blank 2 . Are there idioms with similar meanings in your language ? PUT YOUR MIND TO IT Imagine you have the following items : wire , wood planks , buttons , a mirror , felt and oil . In groups or pairs , think of something you would like to invent with these items . It can be something humorous or something serious . It should be simple and not complicated . Write down the following information in your notebook and present your invention to the class . Your names , the date and the name of the invention What the invention looks like What the invention does How the invention works

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