First NameVIOLETTA
Last NameBELOUSSOVA
Emailvbelousova@hse.ru
Supervisor NameLect. ÜLLE TÜRK
UniversityUNIVERSITY OF TARTU
CountryEstonia
KeywordsIdioms, native speakers, language mastery, native population, demand to comprehend,
DegreeMasters
DomainEnglish

Abstract

Idioms should be taught to L2 learners as they need to understand native speakers‟ discourse, sound native-like, and thus show their language mastery, and grasp the targetlanguage culture and identity of the native population. Used as a primary source in most Estonian EFL classrooms, coursebooks, though carefully designed, may not entirely meet students‟ needs in learning idiomatic phrases. The purpose of the worksheets designed is to demonstrate how Upstream Intermediate B2 student‟s book‟s (2008) exercises on idiomatic phrases can be supplemented to meet EFL learners‟ demand to comprehend, practise, and produce target-language idioms.

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