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Word games like crossword puzzles are an enjoyable to keep your mind sharp while developing your vocabulary skills. These interactive crossword puzzles can be played on any device and will help you to improve your vocabulary. The more puzzles you complete, the more your vocabulary will grow. For those of advancing years, like myself, they are also good brain-training exercises as well as being entertaining ways to pass the time. These puzzles are suitable for students, for those who enjoy word games, for homeschoolers, and for everyone else who has a few minutes to spare in the day.
Did you know that there are over 600,000 words in English? That's a lot of words, and far more than any human being could ever manage to learn. Even Shakespeare only used around 55,000 different words in all of his works. Mind you, he did actually invent quite a few of them. To get a good mastery of English, you do need to expand your vocabulary as much as possible. The more words you know, the better your English will be. The Activities here will help you to quickly develop your vocabulary.
I am determined to make idioms as accessible for all students as any other part of the English language. Reading and memorising lists of vocabulary is not the most productive, interesting, or useful exercise in English language learning. I created these Activities to encourage you to not only learn and remember many English idioms, but also to have fun with them, as having fun is a great aid to learning and remembering. It is important that you know as many idioms as possible as native English speakers use them with alarming regularity. I hope that as you work your way through the Idiom Activities you will make some of the idioms your own and use them regularly like a native.
A crossword puzzle with 34 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle. The answer words are: Bigger, Cake, Cat, Chaff, Cheese, Drinks, Eggshells, End, Face, Fall, Fed, Fig, For, Fry, Go, Gut, Ice, Kettle, Knuckle, Lettuce, Like, Lolly, Nest, Nutcase, Off, On, Oven, Peanuts, Pear, Pickle, Proof, Quiet, Run, Shoulder, Sky, Spill, Tea, Twisting, and Up.Food Idioms Course
1 To have egg on your ______ is to be embarrassed or to look foolish in front of others. (4)
3 To pay someone ______ is to pay them very little money. (7)
6 When you get a taste ______ something, you really enjoy it and will strive to repeat the experience. (3)
7 To threaten to punch someone in the mouth with your fist is to threaten them with a ______ sandwich. (7)
9 A situation which is coming to fruition and about which there is much interest and activity, is ______ the boil. (2)
10 When you ______ nuts you become extremely emotionally agitated, angry, excited, or even mentally ill. (2)
12 If somebody has been helped too much to the detriment of their learning, understanding, self-reliance, and initiative, they have been spoon-______. (3)
13 A different ______ of fish is something which is completely different to that which you were talking about or considering. (6)
15 The big ______ is a person who is influential, important, the leader of a group, or the person in charge. (6)
19 A person who is behaving in a very unfriendly way or is very distant emotionally is being as cold as ______. (3)
20 A person who is as ______ as a lamb is extremely quiet, gentle, and laid-back. (5)
21 Someone who ______ like a fish consumes large amounts of alcohol without regard to the consequences. (6)
24 To speak or act extremely carefully or diplomatically, with great consideration for another person so as to avoid offence is to walk on ______. (9)
27 A ______ egg is money you put aside for your future as a form of savings, particularly for your retirement. (4)
28 The ______ of the pudding means that you can only know the true value of something by experiencing it or by trying it out. (5)
30 To ______ in the drink is to fall into the ocean or other body of water. (4)
33 Something which loses energy, slows down, becomes weaker, and eventually stops, has ______ out of steam. (3)
34 A ______ is a person who is mentally ill, or behaves in a way that normal people would not be expected to. (7)
1 The least important, least powerful, and least influential people in a group are the small ______. (3)
2 When you cannot satisfy two contradictory desires, we say that you can't have your ______ and eat it. (4)
3 To be in a ______ is to be in a difficult and challenging situation. (6)
4 To soup ______ is to increase the power or performance of something, through modifications, particularly when talking about machines. (2)
5 If somebody ignores you, makes it obvious they are disinterested in you, or snubs you socially, they are giving you the cold ______. (8)
6 If you are not in the least concerned about someone or something, you can say that you don't give a ______. (3)
8 Someone who eats ravenously, as if starving, and consumes large amounts of food, eats ______ a horse. (4)
11 To irritate someone to the point of anger is to cheese them ______. (3)
14 If you do or say something which makes an already bad situation worse, we say you are ______ the knife. (8)
15 A businessman who is ostentatious and visibly enjoys their wealth and privilege is disparagingly called a fat ______. (3)
16 If you stick with something until it is completed, however unpleasant or difficult it may be, you do so till the bitter ______. (3)
17 To disclose secret information, reveal the truth about something, or to ruin a surprise by announcing it prematurely, is to ______ the beans. (5)
18 When someone has more interesting or important things to be getting on with than that which they are currently engaged in, they can say they have ______ fish to fry. (6)
22 To separate the wheat from the ______ is to take that what is valuable from that which is valueless. (5)
23 A weak person with a weak personality who will never stand up for themselves is known as a wet ______. (7)
25 ______ is an informal term for money. (5)
26 A good idea which is unlikely to be realised is, like an impossible dream or an empty promise, pie in the ______. (3)
28 When something has gone ______-shaped, it has gone badly wrong and is probably going to fail. (4)
29 A woman who is pregnant is said to have a bun in the ______. (4)
31 A beer ______ is a large belly that some men have which is supposedly caused by drinking too much beer. (3)
32 Something which is not someone’s cup of ______ is something which they are not particularly interested in, or something which they would not enjoy being part of. (3)
In this course, I am going to spill the beans about food idioms, and I know my onions, I can tell you. There are a huge number of idioms that are related to food, and so I have decided to give them to you on a silver platter in the form of this course. Students have enough on their plates without having to read and memorise lists of vocabulary, which is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. This course will encourage you to not only learn and remember the idioms, but also to have fun with them. For, sure as eggs is eggs, having fun is a great aid to learning and remembering. Bon appetit!
Chickens have always been an important part of British life since the first were introduced to the island during the pre-Roman Iron Age. Romans made them more popular as a food source, particularly for egg production, after Claudius invaded Britain in the first century AD. Today, chickens are the most widespread livestock animal not only in the world but also in Britain. Because of their importance, there are several common idioms associated with chickens in English and we will look at them in detail in this lesson. The idioms include: flock together, come home to roost, pecking order, fly the coop, henpecked, and rule the roost.
A crossword puzzle with 36 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle with the following words: and, approach, baby, banana, beans, beef, beer, cook, crusty, dry, edge, end, eye, fed, gets, ginger, go, green, ice, melting, mincemeat, nest, on, oranges, oven, pea, plum, republic, rotten, run, sky, spaghetti, spring, talk, taste, and tea.
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