Idioms with ‘as… as…’ pairwork

Group A

With someone with the same worksheet, write as many ways of finishing each idiom below as you can by thinking of things like that, then underline the best-sounding one

as blind as

 

as busy as

 

as clear as          not at all clear or easy to understand

 

as cold as

 

as cool as          calm at a time when everyone else would panic

 

as cunning as

 

as deaf as

 

as different as                 

 

as drunk as

 

as dry as

 

as easy as

 

as flat as

 

as gentle as

 

as greedy as

 

as hard as                         physically tough and/ or without warm human feeling

 

as light as                         not heavy

 

as mad as                         crazy

 

as miserable as

 

as old as

 

as quick as

 

as quiet as

 

as regular as                    reliable and/ or always at the same time

 

as safe as

 

as thin as

 

as tough as                      hard to cut and chew (meat)

 

as white as                       the colour of someone’s face after a shock or a fright

 

Work with someone with the other worksheet and match the parts without showing your worksheets to each other.

 

Group B

Try to add “as… as” with adjectives before each of the things below by thinking about what those things are like, then underline the one that sounds best.

a pig

 

a pancake

 

a fox

 

mud

 

a bat

 

a bee

 

ice

 

a sheet

 

leather/ old boots

 

nails

 

houses

 

a feather

 

lightning/ a flash

 

a mouse

 

clockwork

 

a hatter/ a March hare

 

the hills

 

ABC/ pie

 

a bone

 

a post

 

a lord

 

sin

 

a lamb

 

a cucumber

 

chalk and cheese

 

a rake   

 

Work with someone with the other worksheet and match the parts without showing your worksheets to each other.

 

Answer key

  1. as blind as a bat

 

  1. as busy as a bee

 

  1. as clear as mud not at all clear or easy to understand

 

  1. as cold as ice

 

  1. as cool as a cucumber calm at a time when everyone else would panic

 

  1. as cunning as a fox

 

  1. as deaf as a post

 

  1. as different as chalk and cheese

 

  1. as drunk as a lord

 

  1. as dry as a bone

 

  1. as easy as ABC/ pie

 

  1. as flat as a pancake

 

  1. as gentle as a lamb

 

  1. as greedy as a pig

 

  1. as hard as nails physically tough and/ or without warm human feeling

 

  1. as light as a feather not heavy

 

  1. as mad as a hatter/ a March hare crazy

 

  1. as miserable as sin

 

  1. as old as the hills

 

  1. as quick as lightning/ a flash

 

  1. as quiet as a mouse

 

  1. as regular a clockwork reliable and/ or always at the same time

 

  1. as safe as houses

 

  1. as thin as a rake

 

  1. as tough as leather/ old boots hard to cut and chew (meat)

 

  1. as white as a sheet the colour of someone’s face after a shock or a fright

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2 Responses to Idioms with ‘as… as…’ pairwork

  1. Jimmy says:

    ooh, please give us an answer sheer

  2. alexcase says:

    Just changed to improved version with key, clearer definitions, etc.

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