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Title
As...As... Idioms
Target Structure
Comparatives & Idioms
Level
Intermediate / Advanced
Time
30 minutes
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Description
This is a great activity for a wet Wednesday. Lots of 'as good as gold' style idioms. Simply cut out the idiom cards (there are two pages), and get the students to match the cards.

This will work with intermediate or advanced level students.

 


 

Title
I passed with flying colors!
Target Structure
Idiom / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common idioms connected with color. Expressions include:

* a white lie
* red tape
* the black market
* a blue collar job
* be tickled pink

The worksheet has gap-fill exercises, where students need to guess the meaning of the idioms from context. There are further exercises to recycle the new language, followed by discussion questions, allowing your class to personalise the idioms.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level students and above.

 


 

Title
Food for Thought
Target Structure
Idioms about Food
Level
Lower Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at five common idioms concerning food.

There are five different exercises which help to recycle the target language, and increase your students' confidence.

The final part of this worksheet is a discussion which gives students the chance to personalise the language and work on fluency skills.

 


 

Title
Idioms from the Heart
Target Structure
Idiom Building
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your students' knowledge of idioms with this fun collection, themed by the subject of the heart!

Would your students understand these expressions:

- know something by heart
- your heart sinks
- have a heart of gold
- have a change of heart
- to your heart's content

There are lots of different exercises, including a discussion section where your students can personalise the language.

It makes a great one-off lesson. This worksheet is written for intermediate-level students.

 


 

Title
Idioms about Music
Target Structure
Idioms with a musical theme
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions connected to music.

Your students will learn about:

* play it by ear
* as fit as a fiddle
* blow your own trumpet
* music to my ears
* change your tune

As well as a guess-the-meaning exercise, there are additional exercises to help your students memorise the language.

The lesson rounds off with discussion questions which use the idioms.


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