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Title
Idiom Builder: Water
Target Structure
Idiom Building, Discussion
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Build your students' knowledge and confidence with idioms!

This worksheet looks at some common expressions themed around water.

Your students will learn:

keep your head above water
like a fish out of water
make your mouth water
as dull as dishwater
water under the bridge
be in hot water

There is a lead-in, gap-fill quiz to get your students guessing the meanings, practice exercises and discussion.

It's a great way to boost your students' vocabulary!

 


 

Title
He's dressed to kill!
Target Structure
Idiom Building
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at some common expressions themed around clothing. Expressions studied include:
  • to have deep pockets
  • to be as tough as old boots
  • keep your shirt on
  • to tighten your belt
  • to drag your heels
  • at the drop of a hat


There are lots of exercises to practice and recycle the idioms, including discussion at the end of the lesson.

 


 

Title
Idioms using 'Give'
Target Structure
Idiomatic Expressions
Level
Intermediate +
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This idiom-building worksheet is a great way to help your students sound more natural in their speech. The expressions covered include:

  • give (something) a miss
  • give (someone) a blank stare
  • give someone a hard time
  • give something a whirl
  • give someone the shivers
There is a lead-in question, followed by gap-fill exercises. Your students need to guess the meaning of the idioms and then rewrite sentences using the new expressions.

The worksheet rounds off with discussion questions, so that your students can use (and personalise) the language.

This worksheet is written for intermediate levels and above

 


 

Title
I love the hustle and bustle!
Target Structure
Idiomatic Language
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
45 minutes
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Description
Help your students to sound more natural in their speech patterns!

This worksheet looks at two-word fixed phrases - sometimes called binomials.

Examples covered include:

* safe and sound
* peace and quiet
* null and void
* nip and tuck
* kiss and make up

After the lead-in, there is a gap-fill quiz, where your students need to guess the second half of each phrase, along with the meaning.

This is followed by additional vocabulary practice and discussion questions.

If you're looking for an extra challenge for your class, we have included some cards to cut up with additional phrases for your students to match.


 


 

Title
All About 'In'
Target Structure
Phrasal Verbs / Vocabulary Building
Level
Intermediate and above
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at six phrasal verb expressions:

* barge in
* squeeze in
* hand in
* butt in
* rake (it) in
* stay in

Students begin by guessing meanings from the context. This is followed by a picture caption quiz and a set of discussion questions using the target language.

This worksheet is a great way to build your students' knowledge of natural language expressions. It's written for intermediate-level students and above.



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