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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 29 idiomatic expressions to do with food. Complete the idioms to complete the crossword puzzle with the following words: bad, baked, basket, beetroot, biting, cake, chew, chickening, egghead, enough, get, honey, innocent, keen, milk, much, mustard, nuts, onions, seed, session, side, sowing, steam, stick, stomach, storm, tomorrow, and whets.Food Idioms Course
1 Something delightful which has been promised, but will never be attained, is referred to as jam ______. (8)
4 When you let off _______, you allow your emotions, particularly anger, to be released verbally, in writing, or in some other way. (5)
5 Somebody who goes red as a ______ is showing their embarrassment or nervousness through intense facial blushing. (8)
7 Something which has not been well thought out or is doomed to failure is half-______. (5)
8 If you can't ______ something, you're not able to tolerate it, stand it, or abide it. (7)
10 If you know which ______ your bread is buttered, you understand what is important for you, and what you need to protect to ensure your happiness and well-being. (4)
12 When it is so cold that it is painfully cold, we say that it is ______ cold. (6)
13 To use an attractive woman to seduce a man to get information from him, or to entrap him, is to use a ______ trap. (5)
15 A jam ______ is where several musicians come together in an informal setting to play their instruments together. (7)
16 If you have managed to get out of a difficult and bothersome situation, you have managed to ______ out of a jam. (3)
17 When someone has too much work to do, or has too many things to deal with, and is unable to cope, we say they have too ______ on their plate. (4)
19 Anybody who is guilt-free, naïve, or lacking experience of the world, is as ______ as a lamb. (8)
22 if you fail to make provision for disaster, and leave everything at the mercy of one incident, you are putting all your eggs in one ______. (6)
23 Someone who shows extreme enthusiasm for something and is very eager to do it is ______ as mustard. (4)
24 A young man who lives life to the full, engaging in numerous sexual conquests and generally doing many exciting and reckless things is said to be ______ his oats. (6)
2 To perform a task in a satisfactory manner, or to be able to do something requiring strength, stamina, and youth, is to cut the ______. (7)
3 Something which arouses your interest and makes you eager to find out more about it ______ your appetite. (5)
4 To actively and energetically provoke or incite a situation that has the potential to be very disruptive is to cook up a ______. (5)
5 A ______ egg is a person who is not dependable, but is dishonest, untrustworthy, and generally disagreeable. (3)
6 ______ out of something is to losing courage at the last moment and refusing to go ahead with something. (10)
9 Somebody who knows their ______ is very knowledgeable and skilled in what they are doing. (6)
10 To go to ______ is to begin to look unattractive, unhealthy, or out of condition, due to lack of care and attention. (4)
11 Something or someone with great beauty or attractiveness is good ______ to eat. (6)
14 A person who is extremely intelligent or very clever, particularly in the scientific matters, is known as an ______. (7)
15 To ______ the knife in is to do or say something horrible to another person in a horrible way. (5)
17 Any imaginary or unrealistic place which has bountiful amounts of everything that you could desire is known as a land of ______ and honey. (4)
18 When you cannot satisfy two contradictory desires, we say that you can't have your ______ and eat it. (4)
20 When you are very enthusiastic and excited about something or someone, you are ______ about them. (4)
21 To talk in a relaxed and friendly way, to catch up on gossip, or to have a general chat, is to ______ the fat. (4)
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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