Idioms Crossword Puzzle

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IGCSE ESL Crossword
Idioms Crossword is for students planning to take the IGCSE ESL Examination.These are idioms that native speakers use regularly.
This crossword contains key idioms which help you to sound more natural in your writing.
Idioms CrosswordWords from the puzzle

In order to play our idioms crossword puzzle, you click on the numbered boxes to reveal the clues.

Here are the words from the crossword:

  • as a rule
  • for a change
  • in the dark
  • in the same boat
  • in touch
  • off-colour
  • on a diet
  • on edge
  • on fire
  • on holiday
  • on my mind
  • on the brain
  • without a break


When learning vocabulary, especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

Language Exercises and Puzzles

Here you can find more ways to practice this topic with various activities.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. So, our IGCSE ESL Word searches are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings. Word puzzles require not just a good vocabulary and a knack for spelling, but the ability to think logically and strategically. In the case of puzzles like our IGCSE Crosswords, it’s crucial to spell linked words correctly to be able to complete the task.


Exercise 1 (Questions 1 -4) - Short answer exercises

Exercise 2 - (Question 5) Gap-filled exercises

Learning English requires not just a good vocabulary, but a strong foundation of all skills to communicate well. Here we provide activities for the IGCSE ESL for all the skills required to be successful in this examination.

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