English Discussion on
 Hand Idioms (1)

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THE DISCUSSION ON HAND IDIOMS - 1

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

1)

Is it difficult for you to do things with your hands? Are you all thumbs?

2)

When you’re at your desk, what things do you need at your fingertips?

3)

Have you ever burnt your fingers by investing money unwisely?

4)

Does the leader of your country rule with an iron fist? Who do you know who does?

5)

What expensive items have you bought that cost an arm and a leg?

6)

Have you ever dirtied your hands by damaging someone’s reputation?

7)

Are you good at getting people to do what you want and have them eating out of your hand?

8)

Do you mind having second hand things or second hand news?

9)

Have you been in a situation that got out of hand and you could no longer control it?

10)

Would you give your government the thumbs up or the thumbs down?





STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

1)

Have you ever suffered at the hands of nature or at the hands of someone you dislike?

2)

Have you ever been caught red-handed doing something bad?

3)

Have you ever been caught with your hand in the cookie jar – stealing something?

4)

When you go shopping, do you ever come home empty handed?

5)

What personal information would you not want to fall into the wrong hands?

6)

Is it better to learn things from first hand experience?

7)

What in this world do you want so much that you would give your right arm for it?

8)

Is it usual in your country to grease someone’s palm (with money) if you want something done quickly?

9)

Do you have green fingers (a green thumb in the USA) and all your plants and flowers grow very well?

10)

Do you and English go hand in glove? Is English part of you now?




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