Today’s phrase is…
To give a new lease of/on life
Introduce it with some examples:
The successful operation on his bad foot gave my dog a new lease of life.
The council gave the old theatre a new lease of life by converting it into a youth centre for local teenagers.
Lead students to the meaning: “Give a new lease of life” means to revitalize or rejuvenate something or someone, providing a fresh start or renewed energy after a period of decline or stagnation.
- Can you think of a change that really helped someone you know feel better or discover a new energy?
- Are there any areas of your city that renovated or rejuvenated recently?
- Think of an old, run-down building or area in your city. Think of a proposal to transform or rejuvenate it. What would is be used for? How much work would be needed to give it a new lease of life?