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Idioms: love

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is dedicated to 12 idioms that are used to talk about love, attraction, and romantic relationships. It includes plenty of communicative activities so that students can learn and practise them. It can be combined with the worksheets: “Phrasal verbs: relationships and dating”, “Phrasal verbs: emotions” and “Idioms: empathy and compassion”.
The first activity introduces 6 idioms (e.g. be head over heels, be lovey-dovey, the one) through a short dialogue. Students work out the meaning of the idioms and match them to their definitions. To practise the target vocabulary, students are given 3 questions to complete with the correct idioms and use as conversation starters.
Next, students are given a short text, including the rest of the idioms (e.g. love at first sight, be joined at the hip, red flag).
After that students complete 2 practice tasks: the first one is a multiple-choice exercise, and in the second one they need to replace part of 4 sentences given with the correct idiom.
The last 2 activities are speaking activities: first students are given 4 sentences to complete with their own ideas. Next, they need to match the 2 halves of 5 questions and discuss the questions.
This ESL worksheet, together with the conversation cards can be used in various classes in order to practise these love-related idioms.
It would work great as an addition to lessons about love, relatinohips, St. Valentine’s Day, and emotions.


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This worksheet works well in combination with the following lesson plans

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