American Idioms for ESL Students - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which idiom means 'to reveal a secret?'

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1. If you are feeling sad you could say you are:

2. To 'hit the books' means to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will help measure your understanding of American idioms for ESL students. Topics you should comprehend in order to pass the quiz include an idiom that means 'to reveal a secret' and what someone says if they are feeling sad.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following with this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Idiom that means you are feeling sad
  • An example of a type of idiom response to give
  • The definition of idioms
  • Idiom that means 'to reveal a secret'
  • What 'hit the books' means

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as idioms
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding American idioms and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what someone means when they say they are going to 'hit the books'

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson called American Idioms for ESL Students, looks more closely at this topic. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Recall why learning about idioms is important to learning the English language
  • Identify different examples of idioms such as 'easy as pie'
  • Learn about various idioms that can be used on topics such as work, animals, relationships and food