a four-leaf clover, illustrating luck, and the word "idioms"

Idioms: luck

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is about 12 idioms and expressions that are used when talking about luck. It includes plenty of communicative activities so that students can learn and practise them.

The first activity introduces7 idioms (e.g.be born lucky, luck is on one’s side, lucky break, a twist of fate, make one’s own luck) through a short text. Students work out the meaning of the idioms and match them to their definitions. To practise these idioms, students share personal stories, using the idioms given. Next, students are given a short dialogue about a poker game, including the rest of the expressions (e.g. beginner’s luck, push one’s luck, lucky charm). After that students complete a practice exercise: they need to choose the correct idiom to complete the sentences given

The last 2 activities are focused on speaking: first, students talk about the role luck plays in different situations. Lastly, students have a debate about the role of luck in our lives. This ESL worksheet, together with the conversation cards can be used in various classes in order to practise these idioms about luck. It would work great as an addition to lessons about luck, effort, superstitions, St. Patrick’s Day


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This worksheet works well in combination with the following lesson plans

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