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Idioms: relationships

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is dedicated to idioms about relationships. Students will learn and practise 14 idioms, and will discuss different aspects of relationships. You can also check out the worksheet “Phrasal verbs: relationships and dating”, and “Idioms: love”.

The lesson starts with 8 short dialogues, which introduce the first 8 idioms (e.g. to hit it off, to take the plunge, to see eye to eye, through thick and thin, take things slow, in the doghouse). Students match the idioms to their definitions, and then complete 2 practice activities: a multiple-choice activity, and a paraphrasing activity.

Next, the rest of the idioms (e.g. to be on the same page, to keep the spark alive, to bite your tongue, to call it quits) are introduced through a few tips about relationships.  Students discuss the tips. Then, they complete 4 questions with the correct idiom and answer the questions. Next, students complete 5 sentences with their own ideas, and discuss the sentences in pairs or small groups.

Finally, students complete 4 dialogues with a suitable answer, using an idiom given.

For more speaking practice, and to review these relationships-related idioms, you can use the conversation cards.



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