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Activity One : Animal SimilesAnimal Similes Activity Two : Chinese Zodiac + Animal Idioms Chinese Zodiac + Animal Idioms Activity Three : Online Idiom GameOnline Idiom Game
Instructions What are Similes? as light as a feather as white as a sheet as straight as an arrow Now we are going to learn some animal similes. Please try to guess what kind of animal it is in each blank. There are pictures to help you.
Mary is pretty and smart. Too bad that she is as proud as a __________. peacock
Mr. Jefferson is very learned. No wonder he is as wise as a(n) _________. owl
The hero was as brave as a __________. He went into the dark deep cave, killed the fierce dragon and saved the princess. lion
Without his glasses, Tom is as blind as a __________. bat
Tommy is very talkative, but he seems as quiet as a __________ in front of our strict teacher. mouse
Would you please hurry up? How come you are always as slow as a __________? snail
My brother works out every day and he takes in a lot of food, too. Look, he is as strong as a(n) __________. ox
Three-year-old Johnny is as playful as a __________. kitten
To support his family, Howard has three jobs. That’s why he is as busy as a __________. bee
Don’t trust that old man. He is as sly as a _________. fox
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Chinese Zodiac + Animal Idioms
Part one: Chinese Zodiac and Animal Idioms Chinese Zodiac and Animal Idioms Part Two: More Animal Idioms More Animal Idioms
(chicken) Part Two
“Chicken-hearted” means not brave.
“Pigs might fly” means something is unlikely to happen.
Has the cat got your tongue? When someone is too shy to speak, you might say: ______ A) Has the cat got your tongue? B) Have you smell a rat?
have butterflies in one’s stomach People who are experiencing tension or excitement, usually caused by anxiety while waiting to do something, usually _____. A) have butterflies in their stomachs B) are black horses
live a dog’s life Tom lives an unhappy and miserable life because he marries a wrong woman; in other words, he lives _____. A) a cat’s life B) a dog’s life
like a bull in the china shop A clumsy or tactless person is likely to make a mess. This kind of person is usually like _____. A) a bull in a china shop B) a black sheep
acts like a cat on hot bricks If a person is nervous, tense, excited, or restless, he _____. A) is like a bull in a china shop B) acts like a cat on hot bricks
To fish in muddy waters _____ is to take advantage of a troubled or confused situation to seek personal gains or rewards. A) To fish in muddy waters B) To shed crocodile’s tear
let the cat out of the bag When you _____, you tell people about something that was being kept a secret. A) let a cat out of the bag B) let the sleeping dogs lie
Birds of a feather flock together. Which saying means that people who have things in common or share the same interests usually gather together? A) Birds of a feather flock together. B) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
teach an old dog new tricks If someone is unwilling to try new ways of doing things, you can say, _____ B) “He/She has nine lives.” A) “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
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Online Animal Idiom Game
What are Idioms? Idioms are expressions whose meanings are different from the meanings of the words that they contain. Some idioms use the names of different animals. Now we are going to a website to play an online game of animal Idioms.
Online Animal Idioms Game You are going to learn not only animal idioms but also how to use online dictionary as a learning aid. Please log on activities/animids.html
Instruction of the Game 1/3 Use your mouse to drag the pictures from the top and drop them to the boxes below.
Instruction of the Game 2/3 Use the right button on your mouse to either check a specific answer, check all answers or start again.
Instruction of the Game 3/3 If you need help, look at the recommended dictionary, and search for the names of the animals. Recommended dictionary: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms. Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms
Put Two Frames together 1/2 Click the right button of your mouse here. Choose 垂直並列.
Put Two Frames together-2/2
Consulting the Online Dictionary Whenever you need help, refer to the online dictionary to look up the idiom you need. You’ll learn on your own and at your pace. Enjoy the learning.