I managed to get another book from Vanita Oelschlager, the author of Don’t Dangle Your Participle , from NetGalley. This one is Eye to Eye: A Book of Body Part Idioms and Silly Pictures.
This is another cute book to teach children body part idioms and is full of interesting pictures that will help to have these idioms stick in heads and become part of their writing. It certainly is recommended for a young child.
Body Part Idioms
I guess we all know what ‘seeing eye to eye’ is but what about the more interesting idioms that contain body parts? No, it’s not as gory as it sounds – it’s just that many idioms in English are based on the human body, or parts of the body, or bodily functions.
So let’s do a small quiz to see how familiar you are with some of these body part idioms. Select which response describes the idiom and list your responses in the comment section :
1. Samrat had egg on his face when the results were announced……
a. He was trying out a new face mask
b. He felt stupid because the results showed that he was not as smart as he had made out.
c. He trying to cook an egg for the first time.
Response: 1. b
1. Sheela had a gut feeling that Radha was a fake.
a. she felt hungry whenever she met Radha.
b. she felt very brave in her presence.
c. she had a strong intuition about Radha.
2. Anu got a real kick in the teeth when that happened.
a. she lost her job unexpectedly
b. she went to the dentist
c. she had a bad fall.
3. Brenda kept dragging her feet, waiting for the right moment…..
a. her slippers were too big
b. she had a lazy way of walking
c. she kept postponing something, because she did not want to do it
4. Pedro’s mentor told him to keep his ear to the ground ….
Use the 6 body part idioms mentioned in this post – to write a story/ a bit of non-fiction/ a poem.