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 Colourful idioms  

Talking in colour - a word game

Language can be dull, or it can be exciting and full of colour (as they say in Britain) or color (as they say in the USA)!  English has a lot of expressions using colours: can you use the correct colours to complete the following phrases?

You can choose from: white, golden, red, blue, blue, green, green and purple: each word must be used once.

•To be angry:
    To be .......................... with anger.
• To be jealous:
    To be ................ with envy.
• To be very cold:
    To be ................ with cold.
• Silence is something of great value:
    Silence is .......................
• That person is very naive or innocent.
    That person is ...................
• To be caught in the act, doing something you should not be doing.
    To be caught ................ handed.
• To be very frightened:
    To be ....................... with fear.
• To feel miserable:
    To be feeling .............

To check your answers, ask your teacher or use the Internet !

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A selection of other EFL resources from Linguapress
Selected pages
Advanced level reading :
People :  Stephen Hawking
Music:  The Story of the Blues 
Technical : The story of the jet plane
Advanced level short stories:
Blue Gum Tree - a short story from New Zealand
Lucky Jim
And lots more:  More advanced reading texts  
Intermediate resources :
Are you a brand slave?
The Loch Ness monster; is it real?
The story of football and rugby
English ghost stories  Fact or fiction?
USA: America's oil
USA: Still looking for gold  
And more:  More intermediate reading texts  
Selected grammar pages
Online English grammar
Nouns in English
Irregular verbs  in English
Reported questions in English
Language and style 
Numbers and counting in English
The short story of English

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