Frequency of Use: Medium to High
You are a university student, and your older brother wants to move into your apartment with your two other roommates. However, your brother is like a fish out of water. He doesn’t like music, his favorite hobby is studying grammar, and he only talks about 15th-century poetry. As a result, he has nothing in common with any of your friends, and he seems a little down these days because of this. What advice can you give him to connect with other people better?
“I know you like poetry and grammar, but most college students are more interested in pop music and culture. Why not take down the grammar posters and put up a poster of a band that our roommates like?”
Sometimes, learners know the meaning of an idiom, but they don’t know how to use it correctly in conversation or writing. Thus, this activity checks your grammatical accuracy with the idiom so you become more confident in using it.