The worksheets linked here were created in MS Word. When you click on the link, it should open in your computer in Word. Make sure that you see it in Page view or Normal, not Web view. You can print it directly or you can save it and modify it.

To make your own in a similar style, follow the instructions below.

Instructions for creating a dialogue worksheet with pictures

Choose a dialogue that you would like to develop into a worksheet.

Create a folder on your desktop called IDIOM DIALOGUE

Open MS Word

Copy and paste the idiom into Word.

SAVE the MS Word doc in your Idiom dialogue folder.

Identify the words you want to illustrate.

Google: picture search. Find a picture that you think illustrates your word and double click it, then double click it again until it is the only thing on the screen.

Save the picture into your idiom dialogue folder. Repeat these steps for more pictures.

Create a table in MS Word for the number of pictures that you have.

Insert a picture into the table: Insert menu Ť Picture Ť from file. Find your folder with picture, choose the picture and click Insert.

To make the pictures in your worksheet exactly the same size, double click one, choose the SIZE tab button and type in a size that will be appropriate for them all. Do this with each of your pictures.

So that you donít see the actual table, right click anywhere in the table and choose Lines and Shading. From the dialogue box, choose NO LINES in the top left hand corner, then OK.

The dialogue needs to be formatted: new line for each new speaker.

Make the heading larger, 18 pts, and center it.

If you want to turn the dialogue into a gapfill exercise, cut each word that want to gap (CTRL X) and paste it (CTRL V) below the dialogue. Then insert ten underscores __________ for the student to write the missing word on. Repeat for each word you want to gap. The gapped words can be italicized: CTLR I.