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Idioms: fame

Worksheet overview

This ESl worksheet is related to idioms used when talking about fame and celebrities. Students will learn 12 idioms, and will discuss different aspects of being famous.
The first 5 idioms (rub elbows with the stars, anyone who is anyone, living in the public eye, make a name for yourself, in the limelight) are introduced through a short dialogue. Students match the idioms to their definitions. To practice, they complete 5 sentences with the correct idiom.
Next, the rest of the idioms are introduced. Students first read about 7 celebrities and try to guess which celebrity is being described. The short texts contain the rest of the idioms (e.g. rise to stardom, a legend in his own lifetime, hit the big time, a household name, put someone on the map). Students match the idioms to their definitions. To practice, they choose the correct idiom to complete 5 sentences and then write their own sentences about other celebrities.
The rest of the activities are focused on speaking. First, students discuss questions about their own experiences. Then, they debate a few questions about fame. Finally, they are asked to research and write a short biography of a famous person.
For more speaking practice, you can check out the conversation cards.


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