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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 with the following words: acquired, alive, carrot, cat, cream, diet, drive, egg, fish, for, gentle, hat, hit, human, icing, let, nuthouse, off, out, quiet, ribs, situation, skin, small, sour, stare, steaming, swallow, sweeten, thin, throat, up, water, and wound.Food Idioms Course
1 Something unpleasant or distasteful that has to be accepted is a bitter pill to ______. (7)
4 Something that is insignificant and hardly worth worrying about is ______ potatoes. (5)
6 To soup ______ is to increase the power or performance of something, through modifications, particularly when talking about machines. (2)
9 To be in a very risky or precarious situation with very little support is to be on ______ ice. (4)
11 To oblige someone to accept something, agree with something, or endure something, is to jam it down their ______. (6)
12 When you get a taste ______ something, you really enjoy it and will strive to repeat the experience. (3)
13 Something that you didn't perhaps like when you first tried it, but then began to like after having tried it a few more times, is described as an ______ taste. (8)
16 To eat ______ is to eat in a restaurant, café, or bar, food that has been prepared for you, rather than eating at home. (3)
17 Any food which is substantial in filling and will keep you going long after you've eaten it, even in cold weather, is said to stick to your ______. (4)
19 To ______ the sauce is to drink alcohol, particularly to excess and to the point of drunkenness. (3)
20 An unexpected enhancement to something already good is the ______ on the cake. (5)
22 A psychiatric hospital or insane asylum can be referred to as the ______. (8)
25 To irritate someone to the point of anger is to cheese them ______. (3)
26 Somebody who looks like the cat that got the ______ has a very self-satisfied look on their face from having obtained or achieved something of considerable value or worth. (5)
28 To be utterly defeated or destroyed by someone who is stronger, more experienced, or more powerful than you, is to be eaten ______. (5)
29 Somebody who is on a ______ is trying to lose weight by being careful about what they eat. (4)
30 A person who is generally relaxed and friendly, and remains calm in most circumstances, is as ______ as a lamb. (6)
1 When you pretend that you don't really want something that you really do want, because you know that you can never have it, we say this is a case of ______ grapes. (4)
2 If you feel awkward or uncomfortable because of the situation you find yourself in, you are like a fish out of ______. (5)
3 Something someone does that results in an unexpected and embarrassing situation is known as a banana ______. (4)
4 Anybody who is fuming, furious, extremely upset, or very angry, can be called ______. (8)
5 To ______ someone stew is to allow them to continue to feel guilty, anxious, or fearful, without trying to make them feel any better. (3)
7 When we are unable to say which event proceeded another event, or which came first, we say it's a chicken and egg ______. (9)
8 A person with very ginger hair is sometimes referred to as a ______ top. (6)
10 To demonstrate that you're absolutely certain that something will or will not happen or is or is not true, you can use the expression, I'll eat my ______. (3)
12 The most important or powerful person in a group, and the one usually having the most influence, is the big ______. (4)
14 A person who is as ______ as a lamb is extremely quiet, gentle, and laid-back. (5)
15 If you annoy someone or irritate someone greatly, you ______ them bananas. (5)
18 When you ______ the pill, you make something unpleasant easier to deal with. (7)
21 If you make an unpleasant or difficult situation worse for another person, you are rubbing salt in the ______. (5)
23 You can compliment someone's natural kindness, compassion, and benevolence, by saying that they are full of the milk of ______ kindness. (5)
24 When somebody who is angry with somebody else looks at them with cold, emotionless, eyes, they give them an icy ______. (5)
26 A businessman who is ostentatious and visibly enjoys their wealth and privilege is disparagingly called a fat ______. (3)
27 If you ______ someone on, you are encouraging them to do something that may be unwise or dangerous. (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!
The fruit idioms in this lesson include a real lemon, sour grapes, another bite of the cherry, a peach, tree is known by its fruit, bear fruit, drive someone bananas, the apple of my eye, the fruits of my labours, forbidden fruit, rotten apple, Adam’s apple, life’s a bowl of cherries, and as brown as a berry. It also contains some English humour.
Idioms are expressions that are natural to native English speakers. They are very confusing for non-native English speakers. They're confusing because idioms don't mean what the words say. You cannot literally translate English idioms into another language. The vocabulary in this British English lesson is important for students to learn and master. There are a lot of idioms in this lesson as well as a set of questions which I have designed to help you learn, remember, and use the vocabulary and make it part of your active vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your British English vocabulary, these common British English idioms are essential. The idioms are: Break bread, Bread and butter, Crackers, Crumpet, Earn crust, Crusty, Best thing since sliced bread, Upper crust, Bun in the oven, Piffy on a rock bun, Finger in the pie, Humble pie, Nice as pie, Easy as pie, Finger in too many pies, Pie in the sky, Knuckle sandwich, and Warm as toast.
Idioms are expressions that are natural to native English speakers. They are very confusing for non-native English speakers. They're confusing because idioms don't mean what the words say. You cannot literally translate English idioms into another language. The vocabulary in this British English lesson is important for students to learn and master. There are a lot of idioms in this lesson as well as a set of questions which I have designed to help you learn, remember, and use the vocabulary and make it part of your active vocabulary. If you are serious about improving your British English vocabulary, these common British English idioms are essential. The idioms are: Beef about, An acquired taste, Eat alive, Salt-and-pepper, Bad apple, Carrot and stick, Take candy from a baby, Water off a duck's back, Save bacon, and Bad egg.
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