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ESL Lesson Handouts - Idioms-about-the-body


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

Idioms introduced in this Handout
off the top of one’s head, the cold shoulder, big mouth, all ears, cold feet, an arm and a leg, get something off my chest, in over your head , see eye to eye, keep your chin up, lend a hand, neck of the woods, head over heels.

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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