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Mónica Campos

🐶🐈 Idioms

Grades: 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts, Multilingual Learners

Student Instructions

Have you ever noticed how many catch-phrases and colloquialisms refer to cats and dogs? Complete these common idiomatic phrases featuring our favorite furry friends. 1. Tap add to start. 2. Complete the idioms with the correct animal. 3. Once finished, read out the expressions, explain their meanings in your own words and provide an example. 4. Tap check to submit.

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Cat idioms: Cat on a hot tin roof. Copycat. Cats in gloves catch no mice. When the cat’s away the mice will play. Curiosity killed the cat. Dog idioms: A barking dog never bites. Barking up the wrong tree. He works like a dog. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. It’s a dog-eat-dog world.