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Idioms Describing People Free Off2Class ESL Lesson Download

Idioms Describing People Free Off2Class ESL Lesson Download

This lesson plan focuses on common idioms we use to describe people, including “black sheep” and “gold digger”.

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March 24, 2021
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  1. ID1 – Idioms describing people 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. Match the idiom to its meaning black sheep tough cookie

    a person who reveals a wrongdoing to the public a person who can endure physical or mental hardship a stupid and silly person big cheese an important person whistle-blo wer a member of a family or group that shames them airhead © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 3
  4. Answer these questions… Are you the big cheese at your

    job? If not, do you get along with the big cheese? Are there any black sheep in your family? Are you a tough cookie, or are you a sensitive person? Do you know anyone who is an airhead? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 4
  5. Match the idiom to its meaning pain in the neck

    go-getter a person who is very ambitious a person who thinks he/she knows everything someone who is friendly with everyone and enjoys spending time with groups of people gold digger someone who has a relationship with someone else in an attempt to get his/her money know-it-all someone who is very annoying social butterfly © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 5
  6. Answer these questions… Do you know anyone who is a

    pain in the neck? Are you a social butterfly? Are you a go-getter? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 6
  7. Can you match the idiom to its picture? tough cookie

    black sheep big cheese A B C © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 7
  8. Can you match the idiom to its picture? know-it-all social

    butterfly A B © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 8
  9. Match the idiom to its meaning jack-of-all- trades party animal

    a person who ruins a fun activity by not participating someone who enjoys going to parties a girl with an average appearance, not very pretty party pooper a person who can do many different things, but doesn’t excel at any average Joe a normal, everyday guy plain Jane © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 9
  10. Match the idiom to its meaning dark horse sharp cookie

    someone who does something to imitate another person a person who is intelligent and not easily fooled a person who is secretive; little is known about him or her yes man a person who loves to read copy cat a person who agrees with everything that someone says book worm © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 10
  11. What about you? Are you a book worm? Do you

    think you are a sharp cookie? Who is the yes man at your office? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 11
  12. Can you match the idiom to its picture? party animal

    book worm A B © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 12
  13. Can you match the idiom to its picture? copy cat

    party pooper A B © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 13
  14. 1. Thomas always does what his boss asks him to

    do. 2. Maria is a very private person. She always leaves without telling anyone where she is going. 3. Robert is very intelligent—it’s not easy to deceive him. 4. Dan is able to do everything, but he’s not an expert at anything. 5. Leon only dates rich women because he wants them to buy expensive things for him. Pick an idiom to describe each of these people gold digger jack-of-all -trades sharp cookie dark horse yes man © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 14
  15. 6. Nicole has short brown hair and brown eyes. She’s

    average height and reminds me of my sister. 7. Peter found out that his company was stealing money from the government and decided to tell the media. 8. James isn’t very smart. His classmates always laugh at his silly comments. Pick an idiom to describe each of these people airhead whistle-bl ower plain Jane go-getter black sheep © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 15
  16. 9. Max is very different from the rest of his

    family. They are ashamed of him. 10.Michelle is an overachiever. When she wants something, she goes after it. Pick an idiom to describe each of these people airhead whistle-bl ower plain Jane go-getter black sheep © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 16
  17. 11. A person who is very secretive is known as

    a dark _________. 12. A normal guy can be called an average ________. 13. A big _________ is a very important person. Can you complete the idiom? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 17
  18. 14. A person with thick skin, who isn’t easily offended

    by others, can be called a tough _____. 15. A person who is constantly annoying others is a pain in the ______. 16. A person who is very friendly and loves being surrounded by and chatting with people is a social _____. Can you complete the idiom? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 18
  19. We can use expressions with animals to describe people sly

    as a ______ quiet as a _____ wolf owl ox wise as an _____ mouse strong as an _____ fox hungry as a _____ Can you match the adjective to the animal it goes with? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 19
  20. We can use expressions with animals to describe people slow

    as a _____ busy as a _____ dog snail bird sick as a _____ bee gentle as a _____ lamb free as a _____ Can you match the adjective to the animal it goes with? © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 20
  21. It’s time to use the idioms! Can you describe your

    family members, friends or colleagues using idioms? My grandfather is as wise as an owl. I always go to him when I need advice. © 2014-2021 Global Online Language Services Inc. 21