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ESL Lesson Handouts - Idioms-about-food


Food and restaurants

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 food, their meanings and usage in a variety of matching and gap fill activities.

Idioms introduced in this Handout
a lemon, a piece of cake, as cool as a cucumber, (not) my cup of tea, spill the beans, in a nutshell, a smart cookie, full of beans, eggs in one basket, spice things up, nuts about, selling like hot cakes.

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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