Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Idioms, phrasal verbs, and proverbs: discussions and interactive exercises

[01] Self-Study Idiom Quizzes, from Activities for ESL Students
Numerous interactive quizzes on Idioms, Phrasal Verbs and Expressions, and Slang (with medium and difficult categories)
[02] Idiom Pages, from
Contains, among others, idiomatic words and phrases, common proverbs and metaphors, defined and illustrated with sample sentences or quotations; produced in consultation with the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
[03] Phrasal Verb Exercises, from Churchill House School of English Language

[04] Activities in idioms and phrasal verbs, from
Phrasal verbs with "down"
Phrasal Verbs using "in"
Phrasal verbs with "off"
Phrasal verbs with "on"
Phrasal Verbs using "out"
Phrasal verbs with "up"
Three-part phrasal verbs
[05] Idioms, from English Corner (Rod Rodgers)
Note: Macromedia Flash player required
Idiom Games
Phrasal Verbs (Two-Word Verbs)
American Slang
Common Similes
English Proverbs
[06] American Idioms, from English Daily

[07] Idiom Buster, from
English Idioms – Set 1
English Idioms – Set 2
English Idioms – Set 3
[08] Paint by Idioms, from Funbrain

[09] Idioms, from Interlink Language Center
Multiple choice questions, match the meaning of an idiom.
#1, #2 , #3, #4
[10] Eye on Idioms, from Read Write Think

[11] Online test, from Spanish-English Idioms

[12] Dictionary of American Idioms, from Sky-Net-Eye
More than 8000 idiomatic words and phrases of American English
[13] English Idioms & Quizzes, from The Idiom Connection
Note: Idioms from from A to Z, and from Animal Idioms to Proverbs & Sayings; representative sets of idioms are listed below.
Education & School Idioms
Head & Mind Idioms
Heart Idioms
Relationship & Love Idioms
Sports Idioms
[14] Idiom Dictionary, from The Free Dictionary by Farlex
Compiled from the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms with explanations of over 7,000 idioms current in British, American and Australian English
[15] Dictionary of English Idioms and Idiomatic Terms, and Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs, from Using English
With 2,256 English idiomatic expressions with definitions, and 2,172 current multi-word verbs with definitions and examples;Note - members get more; sign up for free and gain access to many more idioms and slang expressions. Register now
[16] Exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations, from English Gateway
Day to Day
Getting Personal idioms on party, love and attraction, family, wedding, and entertainment.
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