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Explains 30 idioms using colors and provides practice in recognition of the correct usage. Good for vocabulary development and language understanding. For all levels of ESL. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Showing (One’s) True Colors Revealing One’s True Character Demonstrating One’s True Personality
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Be Colorless Be Boring Having No Personality
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net With Flying Colors Great Success With Distinction
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To Be Yellow To Be A Coward Exhibiting Cowardly Behavior
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Golden Opportunity Excellent Opportunity Perfect Chance
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Golden Boy (Girl) Favored Person Teacher’s (Boss’s, Parent’s) Pet Person Who Does Everything Right & Nothing Wrong.
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net To See Red To Be Angry To Feel Furious To Be Enraged To Be Mad
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Painting The Town Red Going Out And Spending Money Going Partying Binging
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Red Neck Uneducated Or Ignorant person Farmer Hick
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Caught Red Handed Caught Doing Something Seen Committing A Misdeed
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Not Having One Red Cent Having No Money Being Broke Being Tapped Out
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Red Letter Day Terrific Day Awesome Occurrence
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Out Of The Blue Occurring Unexpectedly Surprising Occurrence Unanticipated Event
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Cursing A Blue Streak Swear Extensively Curse Loudly And Rapidly
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Blue-collar Worker Manual Laborer Factory Worker Uneducated Worker
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Boys In Blue Police Force Police Officers
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Once In A Blue Moon Rare Occurrence Not Very Often Unusual Happening
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Singing The Blues Depressed Unhappy Moping
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Wearing Rose-colored Glasses Being Optimistic Always Seeing The Best, Never The Worst
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Pink Slip Notice of being laid off or let go (fired) from the job, usually because of the company’s financial difficulties not the employee’s poor performance
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Tickled Pink Extremely happy Thrilled Ecstatic
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Black Sheep Family Member Behaving Badly Someone Rejected From A Group Unaccepted Person
  24. 24. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Pot Calling Kettle Black An offender of an action speaking badly of someone doing a similar action
  25. 25. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Brown Noser Flatters others excessively for selfish motives Says or does whatever necessary to make others happy
  26. 26. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Giving The Green Light Giving Permission Say Yes Go Forward
  27. 27. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Green-eyed Monster Jealousy See… Feel .. Date with… Experience Jealousy the green-eyed monster
  28. 28. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Green Thumb Successful Grower Capable of Growing
  29. 29. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Green Around The Gills Appear Sick Look ILL Look Awful
  30. 30. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net White Lie An Insignificant Lie Small Untruth Unimportant Deceit
  31. 31. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net White As A Sheet Very Pale Terrified Deathly
  32. 32. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Raise The White Flag Admitting Defeat Giving Up Surrender
  33. 33. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Let’s Practice incorrect correct
  34. 34. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Every Tuesday, she wrote me out of the blue. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  35. 35. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Every Tuesday, she wrote me out of the blue. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  36. 36. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Last year, she wrote me out of the blue. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  37. 37. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Smelling liver makes me green around the gills. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  38. 38. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Smelling liver makes me green around the gills. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  39. 39. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t grow anything because I have a green thumb. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  40. 40. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t grow anything because I have a green thumb. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  41. 41. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can grow anything because I have a green thumb. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  42. 42. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Jeff cheated on his history test, yet he told me I was wrong to speed. That is definitely the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it? Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  43. 43. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Jeff cheated on his history test, yet he told me I was wrong to speed. That is definitely the pot calling the kettle black, isn’t it? Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  44. 44. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When she saw the final bill, she turned white as a sheet. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  45. 45. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When she saw the final bill, she turned white as a sheet. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  46. 46. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net As a pessimist, I look at the world through rose colored glasses. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  47. 47. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net As a pessimist, I look at the world through rose colored glasses. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  48. 48. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net As a optimist, I look at the world through rose colored glasses. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  49. 49. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Is he the golden boy because he continuously brown noses? Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  50. 50. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Is he the golden boy because he continuously brown noses? Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  51. 51. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Since I work in an office, I could be considered a blue collar worker. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  52. 52. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Since I work in an office, I could be considered a blue collar worker. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  53. 53. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Since I work in a factory, I could be considered a blue collar worker. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  54. 54. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I saw red when he remembered my birthday. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  55. 55. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I saw red when he remembered my birthday. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  56. 56. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I saw red when he forgot my birthday. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  57. 57. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Getting a pink slip right before Christmas is no fun. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  58. 58. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Getting a pink slip right before Christmas is no fun. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  59. 59. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When I got laid off, I started singing the blues. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  60. 60. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net When I got laid off, I started singing the blues. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  61. 61. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I failed the test with flying colors. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  62. 62. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I failed the test with flying colors. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  63. 63. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I passed the test with flying colors. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  64. 64. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Sooner or later, the students will reveal their true colors. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  65. 65. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Sooner or later, the students will reveal their true colors. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  66. 66. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I really like that teacher because she is so colorless. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  67. 67. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I really like that teacher because she is so colorless. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  68. 68. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I really don’t like that teacher because she is so colorless. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  69. 69. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Don’t lie to me about the error! I caught you red handed. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  70. 70. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Don’t lie to me about the error! I caught you red handed. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  71. 71. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t go out to lunch with you since I don’t have one red cent. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  72. 72. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I can’t go out to lunch with you since I don’t have one red cent. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  73. 73. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I grew up in LA so I am really a redneck. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  74. 74. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I grew up in LA so I am really a redneck. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  75. 75. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net I grew up in LA so I am not really a redneck. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  76. 76. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net That job interview was a golden opportunity for me. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  77. 77. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net That job interview was a golden opportunity for me. Is the idiom is being used correctly or incorrectly??
  78. 78. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

Explains 30 idioms using colors and provides practice in recognition of the correct usage. Good for vocabulary development and language understanding. For all levels of ESL. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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