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|