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Title
All About 'Speak'
Target Structure
Idioms / Phrasal Verbs
Level
Intermediate +
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions, all using 'speak'

There is an opening gap-fill quiz, followed by an exercise checking your students' understanding of the language.

This is followed by a picture caption quiz.

Language studied includes:

* speak highly of
* isn't anything to speak of
* speaking of (for a related topic)
* speak up
* speak for yourself!
* speak your mind

The lesson rounds off with a discussion on the language and themes raised in the lesson.


 


 

Title
Idiom Builder: Sleep
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary, Discussion
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 (depending on discussion) minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions connected to sleeping.

Language studied includes:

  • sleep like a log
  • catch forty winks
  • sleep rough
  • lose sleep over something
  • a night owl
  • sleep on something
There is an opening quiz, followed by matching exercises, rewriting and lots of discussion.

This worksheet is written for intermediate level students and above.

 


 

Title
Idiom Builder: Water
Target Structure
Idiom Building, Discussion
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your students' knowledge and confidence with idioms!

This worksheet looks at some common expressions themed around water.

Your students will learn:

keep your head above water
like a fish out of water
make your mouth water
as dull as dishwater
water under the bridge
be in hot water

There is a lead-in, gap-fill quiz to get your students guessing the meanings, practice exercises and discussion.

It's a great way to boost your students' vocabulary!

 


 

Title
He's dressed to kill!
Target Structure
Idiom Building
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions themed around clothing. Expressions studied include:
  • to have deep pockets
  • to be as tough as old boots
  • keep your shirt on
  • to tighten your belt
  • to drag your heels
  • at the drop of a hat


There are lots of exercises to practice and recycle the idioms, including discussion at the end of the lesson.

 


 

Title
Idioms using 'Give'
Target Structure
Idiomatic Expressions
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This idiom-building worksheet is a great way to help your students sound more natural in their speech. The expressions covered include:

  • give (something) a miss
  • give (someone) a blank stare
  • give someone a hard time
  • give something a whirl
  • give someone the shivers
There is a lead-in question, followed by gap-fill exercises. Your students need to guess the meaning of the idioms and then rewrite sentences using the new expressions.

The worksheet rounds off with discussion questions, so that your students can use (and personalise) the language.

This worksheet is written for intermediate levels and above


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