Today’s phrase is…
To be in one’s element
Introduce it to your students with some examples:
I had a dinner party last week with loads of old friends from university, I love telling jokes and old anecdotes about our uni days I was in my element.
There was a lot to get done before the wedding but my uncle was in his element; he was giving out orders, making phone calls and making sure everyone was involved.
Lead students to the meaning: to be in a situation where you feel comfortable and perform well.
Put students in pairs or small groups and have them discuss the following questions:
- When are you in your element?
- How do you feel in the following situations?:
- When people are looking to you to make decisions.
- In a group of people cracking jokes and making fun of each other.
- In a large crowd at a concert or festival with loud music.
- In the sales in a busy shopping centre hunting for bargains.
- Planning a social event.
- Working on a creative project on your own.
- Leading a team of people.
Here’s the Quizlet set of all the previous phrases of the day.