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English idioms are often based on analogies and metaphors and are an important part of everyday English. Students can find them difficult to understand even in context. In this lesson, students are introduced to some interesting idioms about colors, their meanings, and usage in a variety of matching and gap fill activities.

Idioms introduced in this Handout
a green thumb, the green light, out of the blue, off color, with flying colors, red-handed, paint the town red, in the black, once in a blue moon, in black and white, golden opportunity, in the red.

Pre-Intermediate: A2+Intermediate: B1
2 student pagesTeaching notes
Teaching time 60 mins
Language functions
Comprehending textDescribing people, places, or things
Language forms Idioms and phrasal verbs
ConversationDiscussionGap fillMatching

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