the globe with famous monuments (The Eiffel tower, Big Ben, The leaning tower in Pisa), and the word "idioms"

Idioms: travel

Worksheet overview

This ESL worksheet is dedicated to 12 idioms and expressions related to travel. Students will see them in context and practise them with the communicative activities included. You can combine it with the worksheet “Idioms: holidays”, as a couple of the idioms are included in both worksheets.
The first 6 idioms (e.g. hidden gem, tourist trap, bumpy ride) are introduced through a text with tips about making the most of your travels. After matching the expressions to their definitions, students complete 5 sentences with their own ideas and then discuss their sentences with a partner.
Next, the rest of the idioms (e.g. hit the road, part ways, break the journey) are introduced through a dialogue between 2 friends. 
To check understanding of all idioms, students complete a multiple-choice task and then are asked to paraphrase 4 sentences using idioms from the lesson.
The next activity is focused on speaking: Students play “Would you rather…?” with a few alternatives given, each including idioms from the lesson.
Finally, students are given 8 photos and are asked to create a story using 3 of the photos.
Use the conversation cards to review the idioms and for further speaking practice.
This lesson will work well in combination with other lessons about travelling and exploring.


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