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Title
Idioms by the Number
Target Structure
Idioms Themed by Numbers
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Students love to study idiomatic English, and this worksheet will teach five common expressions.

Taking numbers as the theme, there are gap fill sentences to have your students try to guess the meanings from the context. This is followed by exercises recycling the language to help your students consolidate the new expressions.

The lesson rounds off with discussion, with your students having the opportunity to use the idioms in context.

This worksheet is written for intermediate levels and above.

 


 

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 about Time
Target Structure
Idioms about Time
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common idioms taking 'time' as the theme.

Your students will learn about:

* from time to time
* in the nick of time
* have time on your hands
* have a whale of a time
* it's only a matter of time

There are exercises where students guess the meaning and rewrite sentences using the new expressions. Finally, there are discussion questions, which give your class the opportunity to personalise the language.

 


 

Title
Driving Idioms
Target Structure
Idiom / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
45 + minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions taking driving as a theme.

Expressions include:

* a backseat driver
* drive someone crazy
* jump/run a red signal
* down the road (in the future)
* on the road to recovery

The worksheet has a lead-in question, followed by an exercise where students need to guess the meaning of the idioms. There are follow-up exercises to recycle the language, followed by extensive discussion questions.

This worksheet is written for intermediate-level classes.

 


 

Title
All About 'Run'
Target Structure
Idioms, Vocabulary
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This is a great worksheet to help your intermediate-level students boost their vocabulary.

All the expressions contain the word 'run'. Your students will study:

* run out of (coffee)
* run over (a cat)
* run for president
* run into someone (meet)
* run a bath

There are five different exercises to introduce, recycle and personalise the language. It includes discussion questions for your class.


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