This worksheet is a matching exercise where students are asked to pair well-known clichés with their corresponding meanings. The left column lists the beginning of twelve different clichés, while the right column contains definitions or interpretations of these phrases. Students must draw lines or write the correct letter next to each cliché to match it with its definition. This activity requires familiarity with these common expressions and an understanding of their meanings in context.
The worksheet is teaching students to not only recognize common clichés but also to understand their underlying meanings. It serves to enhance vocabulary and idiomatic knowledge by requiring students to think about the figurative rather than the literal meanings of phrases. This exercise also helps students to understand how clichés are used in language to convey complex ideas succinctly. Through this matching activity, students are encouraged to think critically about the use of figurative language and how it can be effectively applied or avoided in their own writing.