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107 FREE Idiom Worksheets

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What Are Idioms?
An idiom is a phrase whose meaning cannot be determined by the literal definition of the phrase itself, but refers instead to a figurative meaning that is known only through common use.
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Idiom worksheetsIdioms are an important part of language learning and are something that students often struggle with. The idiom worksheets in this section are some of the ways teachers have found to address this topic with learners of various levels and ages. This idioms worksheet, for example, includes stories, pictures and a comprehension question for many common idioms. You could use this with any level but they were created with pre-intermediate and intermediate classes in mind. The file is a large packet of idiom worksheets; you can choose to do just one or two at a time and this might be a better approach. There are 107 worksheets available in this section so you can also find material on other idioms and for more advanced learners.
While many teachers leave idioms for advanced learners, you can start practicing idioms with your students much earlier. Intermediate and even some beginner classes will be able to benefit from the introduction of simple idioms. Just like learning new vocabulary, students need to understand the meaning of idioms, complete pronunciation practice exercises, and have sufficient practice using them in order to commit them to memory and feel comfortable using them.

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Song Worksheet: I Like Flowers (Spring Flowers)

Song Worksheet: I Like Flowers (Spring Flowers)

This is a PPT of 6 slides about spring and flowers. On the first slide there is a link of a song on YouTube. It´s called "I like the flowers...." . On the next slide there is a cloze text a ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Shark Tank

Movie Worksheet: Shark Tank

This is the activity I used for my business English students. I used a part of the third episode of the 3d season. You can find this part on youtube (it starts 11.33) https://www.youtube.com/watc ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Idioms with the Verb

Idioms with the Verb "Start"

•Idiom,
This worksheet contains some idioms with the verb "start" such as "to start off on the wrong foot" etc. as well as some synonyms of this verb such as "burst out". There are two activities included ...
8 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Weather Idioms

Weather Idioms

•Idiom,
A simple ppt with illustrations to famous idioms that have weather words, but their meaning is not necessarily related to weather:) There´s a suitable listening to provide the context and ex ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
200 English Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms, Conversational Clichés ( Hungarian and Ukrainian)

200 English Proverbs, Sayings, Idioms, Conversational Clichés ( Hungarian and Ukrainian)

200 English proverbs, sayings, idioms, conversational clichés and phrases and their reflections in Ukrainian and Hungarian. Here we can see the difference between the translations and how t ...
9 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
2014- Year of the Horse/ Horse Sayings

2014- Year of the Horse/ Horse Sayings

•, Idiom
There are two parts of the worksheet. In the first part the students should find out the right matches to the idioms with horse. In the second part they have to use the idioms in the sentences. T ...
7 Pre-Intermediate
Oh Joy!

Oh Joy!

Discussion questions about joy! There are nine of them, as well as an idiom, and the dictionary definition of joy. This is something you might want to use when talking about emotions, success, rel ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Space Idioms

Space Idioms

•Idiom,
You can use this ppt while teaching space vocabulary / idioms. The examples come first so you can encourage students to guess or come up with possible interpretations. You can ask students to give ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Food Idioms

Food Idioms

This is a nice worksheet on food idioms. How can you compare people with food? Find out yourself and share the secrets with your ss. The worksheet contains a matching activity and pictures.
15 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Idioms

Body Idioms

With the help of this worksheet you will teach your students the most widespread body idioms with words ‘eye’, ‘arm’ and ‘leg’. They will have to match up the i ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Idiom Matching

Idiom Matching

• » Idiom
Idioms are a lot of fun. If students can speak using idioms they can talk in all English speaking countries. This is a worksheet about idioms. Everyday use conversation. This can be used for int ...
10 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Crime. Notable Diamond Heists

Crime. Notable Diamond Heists

This worksheet contains an article about different diamond heists that have occurred in recent history. Throughout the article, certain pieces of vocabulary have been highlighted in bold, the defi ...
7 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
All That Jazz: Idioms About Music

All That Jazz: Idioms About Music

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This exercise helps learn and practise idioms about music. It consists of three parts: one matching activity (match idioms to their definitions), the list of idioms and their definitions, and one ...
8 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Expressive Forms ( Russian Translation)

Expressive Forms ( Russian Translation)

Sometimes it is difficult to be as free in your FL as in your L1. Certain colloquial words, phrases, sentence constructions in your L1 have a definite translation in FL. The material represents Ru ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Colour Idioms

Colour Idioms

•, Idiom
The material  presents idioms with the names of colours with explanations in English, examples and some translations into Russian. An exercise and video references are supplied at the end of ...
11 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Sleeping Idioms and Expressions

Sleeping Idioms and Expressions

• » Idiom
The worksheet contains two exercises for using sleeping idioms in speech. First is a matching exercise where your students need to find the appropriate meaning of some idioms. Second is a speaking ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Cutting Edge Advanced Idioms Module 4-5

Cutting Edge Advanced Idioms Module 4-5

This worksheet, based on Cutting Edge Advanced, contains such idioms as: keep a straight face; go out of one's way; near the knuckle; on the way; take it step by step; in a bad way; give somebody ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Cutting Edge Advanced Idioms Module 6-7

Cutting Edge Advanced Idioms Module 6-7

This worksheet could be used as a test or just as an ordinary practice worksheet on such idioms and phrases as: say what's on your mind; stop beating about the bush; take on board; go bankrupt; ha ...
5 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Song Worksheet: Pompeii by Bastille (2013)

Song Worksheet: Pompeii by Bastille (2013)

The worksheet is based on the song Pompeii by the British group Bastille. This song is great for practising phrasal verbs and idioms. Besides the song tells us about the volcano eruption that happ ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Staying in Hotels

Staying in Hotels

You can work with this worksheet to introduce vocabulary sts are going to learn about hotels. They have to guess and remember vocabulary they may know about hotels, and then they can watch this sc ...
8 Intermediate
Weather Idioms Presentation

Weather Idioms Presentation

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This PPT includes idioms about weather (for example, "feeling under the weather", "raining cats and dogs", etc.). There's an example and an explanation. Also there are pictures to make it more int ...
13 All levels
Movie Worksheet: What Women Want (Part 1)

Movie Worksheet: What Women Want (Part 1)

If you watch movies with your students this worksheet might be useful. I combined subtitles from 'what women want' into the text and highlighted interesting words and expressions. You can describ ...
7 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Crime Idioms

Crime Idioms

Crime idioms for teaching English to law enforcement agencies' officers and other students interested in law and crime topics. The worksheet will help your students enrich their vocabulary on the ...
18 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Idioms with Parts of the Body

Idioms with Parts of the Body

Powerpoint presentation which includes fifteen idioms which use parts of the body. The presentation includes a literal illustration of the idiom as well as an example. At the end is a list of defi ...
25 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Double Puzzle [MAKE]

Double Puzzle [MAKE]

This is a short activity to revise the use of the verb: to make (as a phrasal verb, idiom). It could be used after having taught several idioms, expressions and phrases with "MAKE". I have used wi ...
5 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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