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www.grammarmancomic.com Marvel Idiom Comics These comics were made using the Marvel Superhero Squad comic building site. Unfortunately that amazing, fun resource isn’t online now. Each of the comics presented here contains a number of idiomatic phrases on a theme. The idioms are related to the character featured: Falcon idioms relating to flying Thor idioms relating to weather Silver Surfer idioms relating to space Hulk idioms relating to strength and power Wolverine idioms relating to animals Iron Man idioms relating to technology There are many ways to use these comics with students at pre- intermediate level or higher. Included here is one possible lesson plan. Many thanks for visiting the Grammarman website. Brian Boyd

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Marvel Idiom Comics

These comics were made using the Marvel Superhero Squad comic

building site. Unfortunately that amazing, fun resource isn’t online now.

Each of the comics presented here contains a

number of idiomatic phrases on a theme.

The idioms are related to the character featured:

Falcon – idioms relating to flying

Thor – idioms relating to weather

Silver Surfer – idioms relating to space

Hulk – idioms relating to strength and power

Wolverine – idioms relating to animals

Iron Man – idioms relating to technology

There are many ways to use these comics with students at pre-

intermediate level or higher. Included here is one possible lesson plan.

Many thanks for visiting the Grammarman website.

Brian Boyd

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Suggested Lesson

‘An idiom is a combination of words that has a meaning that is

different from the meanings of the individual words.’

1. Begin by introducing idioms and looking at one or two examples.

Elicit examples and ask students about idioms in their own language.

2. Pin the six comics around the room or have students look at them

online: http://grammarmancomic.com/comics/other/marvelidioms .

Ask the students to identify which comic has idioms relating to flying,

weather, space, strength and power, animals and technology.

3. Now the students work in small groups, each with a different comic.

They identify and underline the idiomatic phrases and try to guess

their meaning from context. The teacher circulates, giving support and

checking meaning.

4. The students then try to rewrite the dialogue from their comic using

non-idiomatic language. So ‘Don’t push my buttons’ becomes ‘Don’t

make me angry’ or ‘Don’t annoy me’.

5. The teacher asks the students what the use of idioms adds to the

comics.

6. The students can then perform their comic dialogue as if it was a

play. If time allows, they can write and perform their own short

dialogues using their favourite idioms from the lesson.

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