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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 119 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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Music Related Idioms

Music Related Idioms

•Idiom,
A quick matching activity for intermediate/upper intermediate students of all ages. Can be followed by a writing activity where students are required to use one or more of the idioms (correctly) i ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

Power Point Soccer Expressions Quiz

Power point version of the Adobe soccer expressions quiz as written by Alamrani. This version avoids reloading  the quiz if a wrong answer is submitted. This allows the quiz to be completed i ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Sex in the City (Relationships - Idioms)

Movie Worksheet: Sex in the City (Relationships - Idioms)

Worsheet once used in a summer course with intermediate students. The class is based on relationships using one episode from the "Sex & the City". There are lots of idioms in this lesson refer ...
1 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Interesting English Language Idioms

Interesting English Language Idioms

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This presentation contains idioms of the English language. I tried to think about the ones I myself as a native English speaker use, rather than the more traditional ones taught in ESL textbooks t ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Body Idioms with Lots of Exercises

Body Idioms with Lots of Exercises

This is a rich powerpoint containing plenty of idioms as well as exercises following. So many idioms are given with suitable pictures which are really enjoying. It is a bit long powerpoint but you ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Part İdioms Exercises

Body Part İdioms Exercises

This powerpoint is only based on exercises which include body part idioms.It has different types of exercises and students try to find the most suitable answers.Students either complete the missin ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Part İdioms

Body Part İdioms

This powerpoint contains plenty of idioms which are freqently used in spoken language.And the pictures which are choosen properly grab students' attention easily. I've used it in the class and I c ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Activity - Idiomatic Expressions

Activity - Idiomatic Expressions

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This is an activity to introduce students to some idiomatic expressions in English that can be considered weird by non-native English speakers. I suggest to use it as an extracurricular activity t ...
2 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Idioms

Body Idioms

In this powerpoint, lots of body part idioms which are commonly used in daily life are given through interesting and enjoyable pictures.Also it draws students' attention easily.I hope you will lik ...
1 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Business Idioms - PowerPoint

Business Idioms - PowerPoint

This PowerPoint presentation can be used for teachers of business English. For my lessons I like to add one or two of the slides as a part of the lesson. These were taken from a business idiom wor ...
3 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Water Idioms

Water Idioms

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I started water discussions with my intermediate students and in the middle of the class we had a funny task about water idioms. Water is the essential part of our life. And what's more now they k ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Idioms Part I

Body Idioms Part I

10 body idioms with pictures which can be used for your pre-intermediate or intermediate class. And also a revision exercise with 7 of them with answers. Includes: to be pain in the neck, to rack ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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"

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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 ...
9 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

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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 ...
11 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

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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 ...
8 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
All That Jazz: Idioms About Music

All That Jazz: Idioms About Music

•Idiom,
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 ...
11 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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