136 FREE Idiom Worksheets
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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 136 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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136 FREE Idiom Worksheets

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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 ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Defining Idioms (2)

Defining Idioms (2)

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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 Elementary
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 ...
6 Elementary
Food Idioms

Food Idioms

Sarah
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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 ...
2 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
6 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
13 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
9 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
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 ...
5 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
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 ...
7 Upper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
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 ...
10 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Sport Idioms

Sport Idioms

A lot of idioms are inspired by the world of sport. Many of these idioms are very common so their knowledge can prove useful. This worksheet 'sports' the list of fifteen common idioms. I included ...
5 Intermediate
Light - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Light'

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

For intermediate students and above, this is a lexis worksheet on various expressions that include the word 'light'. There is a lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge, a gap-fill section and a ...
4 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Body Parts in Business English

Body Parts in Business English

This worsheet will be useful when teaching a business class or to make any students aware of compounds in English and the use of common nouns as verbs or in idioms. It provides 3 exercises based o ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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