Multiple Choice

Purpose/Goal: to recognize appropriate idioms in context

Number of Participants: any number

Materials: teacher-made handout with sentences and idioms


  • Select idioms from this book.
  • Write a sentence using each idiom, but leave a blank space for the idiom.
  • Give students three or four idioms that might belong in the blank, and ask them to choose the correct one.


1. Our company has been (losing money) for over three years now.
a. in the pink
b. in the red
c. in the black
d. in black and white
2. My father can do anything; he’s a
a. Jack of all trades
b. fish out of water
c. bull in a china shop
d. lame duck