Idioms 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
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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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.
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 ...
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 ...
"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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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) ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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 ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
Int Adv Exam
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 ...
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 ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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