Idioms Quiz – 100 Essential English Idioms (ESL)

This quiz was designed for intermediate to advanced ESL students (not native speakers of English). It will test your knowledge of one hundred English idioms that are common in North America. You can study these idioms and their definitions on our North American idioms page or in the Essential Idioms mobile app.

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Let’s study! Select the appropriate idiom for the blank. Each correct answer is worth 100 points. You can click to see the idioms’ definitions, but it will cost you 20 points.

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Want to play on your mobile phone? Download the Essential North American Idioms App from Google Play.

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3 comments on “Idioms Quiz – 100 Essential English Idioms (ESL)

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