Today’s phrase is…
All of a sudden
Introduce it with some examples:
All of a sudden, the power went out and we were left in complete darkness.
We were driving along the highway when all of a sudden a deer ran out in front of us.
Lead students to the meaning: suddenly/unexpectedly.
- Have you ever had a near miss while travelling in a car/bus/other vehicle? What happened?
- Have you ever been shocked, scared or surprised by a sudden unexpected event? What happened?
- Are you a fan of horror films? Can you remember any particularly good jump scares?
- Invent the perfect jump scare from a horror film. The ingredients are: a spooky situation, tension building, a distraction or misdirect, the sudden appearance of something horrifying.