This is a vocabulary and conversation lesson for C1/C2 students. Students look at 18 animal idioms and put them into practice in conversation and an optional writing exercise. Download the handouts below:
Students first recall the names of some animals, then have a chance to share animal idioms they already know.
Then they must use the 16 animals from exercise 1 to complete the different animal expressions.
Keep the conversation questions hidden from students until after they’ve completed the first gap-fill.
Then have them recall the expressions by filling in the gaps in the questions. They can then ask and answer the questions in pairs or small groups.
I designed this task for use with a C2 Proficiency preparation group so I added on a writing task, an article, for them to do as homework.