168 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 168 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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Sport Idioms

Sport Idioms

  This comprehensive grammar guide consists of nine pages of idioms about Sport. It includes expressions, definitions, example sentences, and a few pictures on the topic. Examples are Ball ...
1 Views 1,856 IntAdv
Head Idioms

Head Idioms

  This grammar guide contains 14 pages of idioms and expressions connected with the human head.  It includes definitions, example sentences, a few pictures and is in alphabetical orde ...
1 Views 1,474 IntAdv
House & Furniture Idioms

House & Furniture Idioms

  This grammar guide has nine pages of idioms and expressions connected to the house and furniture. It includes definitions in alphabetical order of example sentences and a few pictures: B ...
1 Views 3,018 IntAdv
To Be + Infinitive for future and future verbs

To Be + Infinitive for future and future verbs

maria
  For intermediate students and upwards, this worksheet includes examples of the infinitive as a future tense as used in news articles, formal instructions, formal arrangments and events. ...
1 Views 3,305 IntAdvExam
More amazing things to have  Idioms

More amazing things to have Idioms

Barbora
» Idiom
  This collection of idioms describes some amazing things to have, e.g. money to burn. It contains three easy exercises to match the idioms, guess their meaning and complete the sentences ...
1 Views 2,055 Pre-IntInt
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Idioms  Amazing things to have (body parts)

Idioms Amazing things to have (body parts)

Barbora
  This collection of 10 idioms describes a body part, e.g. a green thumb, and shows the amazing things you can have. Suitable for self-study, there are three exercises: guess the meaning, ...
1 Views 3,747 Pre-IntInt
Clothes Idioms

Clothes Idioms

  This grammar guide of idioms contains expressions relating to everyday clothing and accessories and includes definitions and example sentences with a few illustrations. Easy to read, it& ...
1 Views 2,973 Pre-IntIntAdv
Idiom Quiz - 8 Common Idioms

Idiom Quiz - 8 Common Idioms

James A Cuddy
» Idiom
  This Powerpoint Presentation will help students get to know eight common idioms and their meaning. An idiom is presented with multiple choice options for its possible meaning. Your stud ...
1 Views 6,899 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Idiom Activity and Worksheet

Idiom Activity and Worksheet

L.Spence
This activity and worksheet is to be paired with the read aloud Butterflies in my Stomach and other School Hazards. I prepared this for my adult ESL students. Students should read the book as a c ...
1 Views 8,796 All
Music Idioms

Music Idioms

Idiom,
This is a new grammar guide about Music Idioms. There are five pages of idioms and expressions including definitions, example sentences and a few pictures. Either the idiom or the definition is a ...
1 Views 6,295 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

10 Clothes Activities - Matching, Analogies, Idioms and More

This is a worksheet about clothes. There are ten activities: blanks exercises, matching exercises (clothes, gloves), analogies, patterns, idioms, put the words in the appropriate box, choose the ...
1 Views 6,543 ElemInt

Sleep Idioms

kristine44
A grammar guide about the topic: Sleep idioms. Four pages of idioms and expressions including definitions, example sentences and a few pictures. Either the idiom or the definition is about sleep. ...
1 Views 2,049 Pre-IntIntAdv
Animal Idioms

Animal Idioms

kristine44
, Idiom
This is my second grammar guide about idioms. It contains 15 pages of idioms and expressions connected with animals. Including definitions, example sentences and a few pictures. British English. ...
1 Views 10,081 All
Management Speak and Corporate Jargon Worksheet

Management Speak and Corporate Jargon Worksheet

A worksheet for anyone who needs (or is interested in) Business English. Some of the expressions can be heard in everyday English too. Many of them originated in American English, but I have used ...
1 Views 10,667 IntAdv
Common British Idioms

Common British Idioms

Many of my students who come to work in the UK find that although their English is pretty advanced, they struggle to cope with native speakers' use of idioms. This worksheet includes a dialogue in ...
1 Views 14,070 IntAdvExam
Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
This is a shouting dictation designed to practice a number of "home" idioms. Students begin with the shouting part of the activity then proceed to a matching-type activity where they match they i ...
1 Views 17,203 Adv
Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Food Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
, Idiom
Shouting dictation for food idioms - suitable for a good class pre-int and above. Contains a shouting dictation for the idioms which can then be used as group or paired discussion questions. A g ...
1 Views 14,287 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Party Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank

Party Time! Idioms Fill in the Blank

Tom Leventhall
Idiom,
A party-based activity suitable for a good intermediate group and above - should provide up to one hour of activities. Students begin by learning some party idioms (paired activity), then plan a ...
1 Views 13,940 IntAdvExam

Food Idioms Explanation Guide

kristine44
, Idiom
This grammar guide contains 10 pages of idioms and expressions connected with food. Including definitions, pictures and example sentences. In alphabetically order (Appel … - … Water) ...
1 Views 945 ElemPre-IntInt
April Showers Bring May Flowers And Other Weather Related Sayings and Idioms

April Showers Bring May Flowers And Other Weather Related Sayings and Idioms

» Idiom
“April showers bring May flowers” - a weather saying with a deeper meaning that good things come after hardships, but is also based on the reality of rainy Aprils before nature begins ...
1 Views 7,959 All
Garden Activities Collection

Garden Activities Collection

Tom Leventhall
It's Spring! What better time to do some garden vocabulary with your students. File contains a number of garden-based activities: idioms, collocations match, discussion questions, and design acti ...
2 Views 8,271 IntAdv
TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

TV Series Worksheet: Friends (S06E09)

This worksheet is based on the ninth episode of season 6 of Friends (which is my favorite Friends episode!) and it includes spotting idioms and phrases, filling in the blanks and choosing the corr ...
33 Views 149,794 Int
Animal Idioms - Shouting Dictation

Animal Idioms - Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
, Idiom
Shouting dictation for animal idioms - suitable for Int and above. Contains both a shouting dictation for the idioms, which can then be used as group or paired discussion questions. Also contain ...
4 Views 13,828 IntAdvExam
Travel Idioms Shouting Dictation

Travel Idioms Shouting Dictation

Tom Leventhall
Idiom,
Specifically designed to go with Total English Upper Int, Chapter 2 this activity offers shouting dictation for travel idioms - suitable for intermediate and above. Contains a shouting dictation ...
8 Views 16,686 IntAdvExam
Cat Idioms

Cat Idioms

A worksheet for this video about cat idioms in the English language. Idioms included: cat got your tongue?, a fat cat, to purr like a cat, when the cat's away, to be the cat's whiskers, the cat is ...
8 Views 50,979 Pre-IntIntAdv

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