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10 animal-based comparative idioms - great for #ESL and #ELL students

“Not your cup of tea” means “not what you like”. Example: Thanks for inviting me, but opera isn’t really my cup of tea.

“Skeleton in the closet” is an embarrassing or unpleasant secret about something that happened in the past. Example: My uncle was in jail for a day once. That’s our family’s skeleton in the closet.

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"Hang someone out to dry" means "to abandon someone who is in trouble". Example: After losing the election, the party is going to hang him out to dry. Mais

“Have a bun in the oven” means “to be pregnant”. Example: I saw Kathy at the market yesterday. She has a bun in the oven!

Fun figure of speech activity for the Halloween season!! A perfect figurative language activity for exploring idioms with students.

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Idioms and Behavioral Animal Adaptations (Ginger Snaps Treats For Teachers)

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'Bump' Up The Fun With These Free Halloween Games!

Halloween Games FREE contains 2 fun and engaging Halloween-themed bump games to help students to practice idioms and context clues. These games are so simple to use and require very minimal prep. They are perfect to use in Halloween reading centers or as extension activities when students complete their work!