Mel interviews Bridie O’Reilly, Director of Tti , about her idiom boxes which can be found all around Tti ‘s two centres in Camden Town & Kentish Town. She tells Mel about how she first got started making these boxes and what inspired her to make them!
Vocabulary questions from the interview:
Bridie describes herself as a visual learner and kinesthetic learner – What does this mean? What kind of learner are you?
Bridie describes how she used to teach English using quirky methods . What does quirky mean?
Bridie says “Idioms in a box really came about through my daughter.” What does the phrasal verb come about mean?
I don’t want the antiquated expressions that no one uses anymore. What does antiquated mean?
Bridie & Mel agree that their favourite idiom box is …
Here are some of the links to the galleries Bridie mentions in the interview!
Tate Modern & Tate Britain – http://www.tate.org.uk/ – Bridie suggests taking a boat ride down the Thames to visit these world-famous galleries!
Proud Gallery – http://www.proudcamden.com/ – In Camden Market!
Beardsmore Gallery – http://www.beardsmoregallery.com/ – 22-24 Prince of Wales Rd – a few minutes from our new centre in Kentish Town!
You can check out some of Bridie’s Idiom boxes here –
What is your favourite idiom box around the school? Let us know in the comments!
Music by – Lighthouse Family – “High”