Spirit of the Problem: Present an original humorous performance that includes the literal and figurative depiction of several idioms.
Problem Statement: The team’s problem is to create and present an original humorous performance that includes a minimum of four idioms. Three of the idioms will be selected from a list, and one will be created by the team. Two of the selected idioms must be acted out literally and figuratively – for example, literally letting a cat out of a bag, and also figuratively giving away a secret. The third idiom must be incorporated into a team-created poem. The team’s performance will also show the origin of the team-created idiom.
Creative Emphases: How the team’s idioms are woven into the performance, the team-created idiom, and the team-created poem.
Review the Problem: Down load and review the full Idiom Inspiration Problem Statement (2001).
Watch the video: This video (about 4 minutes) demonstrates a team’s solution to the Idiom Inspiration problem. After you watch the video take a moment to review the questions that follow below.
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Review These Questions:
- Did you find the four idioms used by the team?
- Which idiom was the team created one?
- What are some of the style elements used during the performance?
Your Pre-Training Is Now Complete: We look forward to seeing you at our up coming coaches training event.