149 FREE Idiom Worksheets

FREE Idiom Worksheets

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 149 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: Young At Heart by Frank Sinatra

Song Worksheet: Young At Heart by Frank Sinatra

Rebecca N.
I teach different categories of idioms every month in our center's English Corner. This month I chose the topic 'Age'. I thought this would be a fun song to discuss and listen to. I started the ho ...
1 Views 4,046 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: The One - Everybody Loves Raymond, Season 7, Episode 9

Movie Worksheet: The One - Everybody Loves Raymond, Season 7, Episode 9

Denise Williams
This discussion sheet for ESL students is from Season 7, Episode 9 of Everybody Loves Raymond - She's the One! It includes vocabulary, idiom phrases, and discussion questions. A segment of the sho ...
2 Views 2,547 Pre-IntInt
Idiom Zoo

Idiom Zoo

Marina
, Idiom
"Idiom Zoo" is a worksheet to help students learn and practise some of the animal-related idioms and expressions. There are fill in the gaps and multiple choice exercises along with the pictures e ...
6 Views 5,223 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Butterflies on St. Valentine's Day

Movie Worksheet: Butterflies on St. Valentine's Day

The worksheet is based on the youtube video about Simon's cat (Valentine's special). It can be a good warm up activity or an ice breaker and not only on St. Valentine's day. After doing all the ex ...
1 Views 3,183 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Annoying Walkers (US English Slang)

Movie Worksheet: Annoying Walkers (US English Slang)

Alandra
This worksheet includes a parody news video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSyuKrcX_Y) introduction about slow walkers in NY City being fitted with collars which deliver electric shocks to slow ...
4 Views 4,516 IntAdv
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Movie Worksheet: IT Help Desk Service

Movie Worksheet: IT Help Desk Service

Alandra
This worksheet starts with some general questions about IT help desks - what kind of people work at the help desk, what the most common problems are, etc. Students then watch a clip from the sitco ...
2 Views 8,101 Pre-IntIntAdv
Music Idioms

Music Idioms

Idiom,
The PPT contains some pictures with idioms related to music (found on the Internet), examples of their usage (found in different online dictionaries) and one exercise (filling the gaps activity) ...
11 Views 8,114 IntAdv
Cold Weather Expressions and Idioms

Cold Weather Expressions and Idioms

Alandra
This includes a sample dialogue using common cold weather expressions, phrasal verbs and idioms. Includes definitions, sample sentences and discussion questions. This was created for adult convers ...
7 Views 8,614 Pre-IntIntAdv
Phrasal Verbs & Idioms - Get

Phrasal Verbs & Idioms - Get

Sarah
This worksheet introduces seventeen phrasal verbs with "get" and five idioms with "get." Instead of providing the definition for the phrasal verb and idiom, there is a sample sentence. Using the s ...
3 Views 7,377 IntAdv
Business Proverbs

Business Proverbs

Natalia Serdyukova
This PPP can be used for the course of Business English or in a lesson dealing with entrepreneurship. The presentation contains some proverbs which are split up. At first the students can see the ...
2 Views 7,401 Int
Movie Worksheet: Desperate Housewives, Season1, Episode1 (Personality and Characters Idioms)

Movie Worksheet: Desperate Housewives, Season1, Episode1 (Personality and Characters Idioms)

Pre-teach the idioms using the video “Learn English - English Idioms for Personality & Character” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdSBqoteJpI. Desperate housewives season 1 e ...
3 Views 4,642 Pre-IntIntAdv
Money Idioms

Money Idioms

Natalia Serdyukova
This presentation can be used to help learn some idiomatic expressions dealing with money and expense matters. It contains 15 phrases with definitions illustrated with pictures. It is possible to ...
10 Views 8,160 Pre-Int
Song Worksheet: Hello by Adele (Vocabulary and Reading)

Song Worksheet: Hello by Adele (Vocabulary and Reading)

Worksheet and Lyric wordfill for the song "Hello" by Adele. There's a excerpt from Wikipedia as a reading introduction and a vocabulary section with words and idioms. You can find the music video ...
6 Views 15,935 Pre-IntInt
Song Worksheet: Up Town Funk

Song Worksheet: Up Town Funk

Rosa Not
This is a song worksheet which I used it with my 4ESO students as fun with idioms and cultural references activity. It aims at improving their listening skills as well as vocabulary, particularly ...
5 Views 7,490 Pre-IntInt
Defining Idioms (2)

Defining Idioms (2)

» Idiom
Idioms are phrases that have a different meaning than that found in a dictionary.Students are asked to use each idiom in a sentence and then write its meaning. There are 7 idioms included in this ...
5 Views 4,760 Elem
Defining Idioms (1)

Defining Idioms (1)

» Idiom
Idioms are phrases that have a different meaning than that found in a dictionary. Students are asked to use each idiom in a sentence and then write its meaning. There are 7 idioms included in this ...
7 Views 4,384 Elem
Food Idioms

Food Idioms

Sarah
, Idiom
This worksheet contains a number of food idioms and expressions that students have to complete with the correct food item, and then a gapfill activity where they must choose the correct expression ...
3 Views 10,431 IntAdv
House and Home Idioms

House and Home Idioms

Sarah
This is a worksheet used to accompany topics on house and home. It features several popular phrasal verbs/idioms/proverbs and includes a gapfill exercise to check understanding. I have used t ...
7 Views 8,154 IntAdv
Movie Worksheet: One Man's Loss (Proverbs)

Movie Worksheet: One Man's Loss (Proverbs)

Sarah
A worksheet to accompany the short film One Man's Loss  Adapted from the idea on DesignerLessons. Focuses on listening/ watching for gist and detail, descriptions of people, informal conversa ...
4 Views 4,171 IntAdv
Idioms - Parts of the Body

Idioms - Parts of the Body

A worksheet to introduce idioms connected with parts of the body in a fun way. There is a dialogue for speaking and/or reading practice, a substitution exercise, a matching exercise, and a discove ...
15 Views 13,150 Pre-IntIntAdv
International Cat's Day

International Cat's Day

Worksheet on cat-idioms and commonly used expressions. The first page suggests phrases definitions, the second - picture practice and intresting facts about cats and the third - phrases in use (di ...
6 Views 3,429 Pre-IntInt
All about Easter!

All about Easter!

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A colourful and informative reading about Easter traditions. New, or advanced, vocabulary expressions have been highlighted for the students to make note of, and for the teacher to explain. Two id ...
11 Views 15,211 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Vocabulary - Tourism

Vocabulary - Tourism

This is a worksheet I made to revise tourism-related vocabulary for a student at an advanced level. It was created as a test for a chapter of a certain book so it may be a bit specific, but it sti ...
8 Views 10,313 IntAdvExam
Halloween Idioms

Halloween Idioms

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20 idioms with the words "dead" and "devil". You can use this worksheet with an upper-intermediate or advanced class. As a follow-up, students can choose 5 idioms they would like to reme ...
13 Views 13,680 AdvExam
Everyday Responses

Everyday Responses

This is a worksheet I wrote to use with an adult Business English student. It is appropriate for any level from pre-intermediate upwards. It aims to teach the student how to react to normal, unexp ...
16 Views 38,137 Pre-IntIntAdv

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