160 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 160 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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Body Idioms 3 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Body Idioms 3 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet introduces six common idioms with a body parts theme. Students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short paragraphs and dialogues where the idi ...
3 Views 1,985 IntAdv
General Idioms 5 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

General Idioms 5 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

Celia Jenkins
• » Idiom
This worksheet introduces five unrelated common idioms. Following a basic introduction on what an idiom is, students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in a sho ...
2 Views 2,084 Pre-IntIntAdv
General Idioms 4 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

General Idioms 4 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

Celia Jenkins
• » Idiom
This worksheet introduces five unrelated common idioms. Following a basic introduction on what an idiom is, students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in a sho ...
3 Views 1,228 Pre-IntIntAdv
General Idioms 3 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

General Idioms 3 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

Celia Jenkins
• » Idiom
This worksheet introduces five unrelated common idioms. Following a basic introduction on what an idiom is, students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in a sho ...
4 Views 1,185 Pre-IntIntAdv
General Idioms 2 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

General Idioms 2 - Introduction, Matching, Gap Fill and Example Sentences

Celia Jenkins
• » Idiom
This worksheet introduces five unrelated common idioms. Following a basic introduction on what an idiom is, students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in a sho ...
2 Views 1,234 Pre-IntIntAdv
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General Idioms 1 - Introduction, Gap Fill, Example Setences

General Idioms 1 - Introduction, Gap Fill, Example Setences

Celia Jenkins
• » Idiom
This worksheet introduces five unrelated common idioms. Following a basic introduction on what an idiom is, students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short ...
3 Views 1,827 Pre-IntIntAdv
Clothing Idioms - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Clothing Idioms - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet introduces eight common idioms with a clothing theme. Students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short paragraphs and dialogues where the idi ...
2 Views 1,384 IntAdv
Body Idioms 2 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Body Idioms 2 - Matching and Gap Fill Activity

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet introduces eight common idioms with a body parts theme. Students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short paragraphs and dialogues where the i ...
5 Views 1,349 IntAdv
Body Idioms 1 - Matching and Gap Fill Activities

Body Idioms 1 - Matching and Gap Fill Activities

Celia Jenkins
This worksheet introduces eight common idioms with a body parts theme. Students need to match the idioms to the correct definition, then fill the gaps in short paragraphs and dialogues where the i ...
2 Views 1,308 IntAdv
Animal Idioms - Matching and Gapfill Activity

Animal Idioms - Matching and Gapfill Activity

Celia Jenkins
•, Idiom
This worksheet introduces seven common idioms with an animal theme. Students need to match the idioms and the definitions, and then fill the gaps in a paragraph where the idioms have been used in ...
3 Views 1,116 IntAdv
Right - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Right'

Right - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Right'

For pre-intermediate students and above, this is a lexis worksheet on various expressions that include the word 'right'. There is a lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge, a gap-fill section an ...
5 Views 3,781 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 5,051 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 2,911 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 5,884 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 3,449 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 4,919 IntAdv
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 ...
4 Views 8,909 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) ...
13 Views 9,141 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 ...
8 Views 9,741 Pre-IntIntAdv
Phrasal Verbs & Idioms - Get

Phrasal Verbs & Idioms - Get

Sarah
•Idiom,
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 ...
4 Views 7,966 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 8,273 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 5,059 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 ...
11 Views 8,989 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 17,026 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 7,851 Pre-IntInt

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