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Idioms Describing Food and Eating

Idioms Describing Food and Eating

his lesson teaches idioms like “eat like a bird” and “dig in”. Students love food, and they’ll love this lesson on idioms describing food and eating.

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March 24, 2021
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  1. ID3 – Idioms describing food and eating Off2Class lesson plan

    ESL Lesson Plan © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc.
  2. Thank you for downloading your FREE Off2Class lesson plan! This

    teacher-led lesson plan is designed using the communicative approach - perfect for teaching students online or in any screen-enabled classroom. To access the Teacher Notes and Answer Key, or to assign homework, click here to set up your FREE Off2class account. Don’t forget to join the discussion on Facebook to get access to other great tools for online ESL instruction. © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc.
  3. During the holidays, it’s not the time to _________ (only

    eat a small amount). Instead, with all of the delicious food, you might be inclined to ________ (eat a lot; have bad table manners). But there are some things to remember before you ________ (to eat too much of something) and ________ (devour; to eat very quickly and in large pieces) all of your favorite foods. Complete the story with the correct idioms (you may need to change the form) eat like a bird wolf down pig out eat like a pig © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 3
  4. To avoid _________ (eating as much as possible), try to

    have a light snack before the meal to _________ (prevent you from being too hungry). Make sure to _________ (pay attention to what you eat in an attempt to eat healthily), and be careful not to eat too much _________ (at one time). Complete the story with the correct idioms (you may need to change the form) in one sitting hold one over watch what you eat stuff one’s face © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 4
  5. When you see all of the delicious food that _________

    (said when the smell or sight of food is very appetizing), remember that sometimes _________ (take more food than you are capable of eating). And most importantly, try not to feel too stuffed from the main course because you need to _________ (have some space in one’s stomach for dessert), especially if you _________ (greatly enjoy sweet-tasting foods)! Okay, now let’s _______ (start eating)! Complete the story with the correct idioms (you may need to change the form) one’s eyes are bigger than one’s stomach have a sweet tooth make one’s mouth water save room for dessert dig in © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 5
  6. Match the idioms with the pictures A C D B

    eyes bigger than one’s stomach have a sweet tooth eat like a bird make one’s mouth water © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 6
  7. Do you watch what you eat? Do you occasionally pig

    out? Do you have a sweet tooth? What is your favorite dessert? What about you? Some people try their best to eat well and maintain a healthy weight, but other people eat whatever they want. © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 7
  8. 1. Her mother asked her to _____ the table after

    everyone had finished eating. 2. She _____ a salad in the kitchen to eat before the main meal. 3. Let’s _____ a bite to eat this weekend. 4. I don’t have much time. I have to eat and _____. 5. Can you help me to _____ the table before dinner? Complete the expressions with a verb (in the correct form) clear grab set run toss © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 8
  9. In English, we have some idioms related to eating that

    have deeper meanings bite one’s tongue eat one’s words to try to do more than one is capable of doing to try really hard not to say something that you want to say to be given too much help with something, without any opportunity to act or think for oneself bite off more than one can chew to admit that something you said in the past was wrong to be spoon-fed Can you guess the meanings of the following idioms? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 9
  10. …bitten off more than you could chew? Have you ever…?

    …had to bite your tongue? …eaten your words? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 10
  11. Try to match the idiom with its definition eat out

    of someone’s hands there is no such thing as a free lunch everything has a cost; you can’t get something for nothing it’s impossible to both have something and use it do exactly what another person wants you to do bite the hand that feeds you act badly to someone who helps you you can’t have your cake and eat it too © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 11
  12. Do you believe that there is no such thing as

    a free lunch? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 12
  13. 6. My friend is on a diet. She is trying

    to ____ what she eats. 7. I ____ a sweet tooth. I can’t resist chocolate chip cookies! 8. I really wanted to yell at her, but I decided to ____ my tongue. 9. She often wakes up in the middle of the night and ____ her face with food from the refrigerator. Complete the idiom with the missing verb (in the correct form) stuff watch bite have © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 13
  14. 10.Mmm…that steak ________ my mouth water. 11. I barely had

    any time for lunch today. I had to _______ down my sandwich in two minutes! Complete the idiom with the missing verb (in the correct form) wolf make © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 14
  15. 12.I don’t think that he can finish all of the

    work in time. He bit off more than he can _______. 13.He is so mean to his parents. I told him that he shouldn’t bite the hand that _________ him! Complete the idiom with the missing verb (in the correct form) feed chew © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 15
  16. 14.She is so skinny. She eats like a ________. 15.

    My mother always told me that there is no such thing as a free _________. 16. I wish that I could have my ________ and eat it too. 17.She completely controls him. He eats out of the palm of her _________. Complete the idiom with the missing noun lunch hand bird cake © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 16
  17. 18. I can’t finish all of this food. My eyes

    were bigger than my _____. 19. Her son had no table manners. He ate like a _____! Complete the idiom with the missing noun stomach pig © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 17
  18. 20. He is thirty years old, unemployed and living with

    his parents. He has been _____-fed his whole life. He does nothing for himself. 21. The politician was forced to eat his _____ when it was discovered that he had lied. Complete the idiom with the missing noun words spoon © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 18