Literal and Nonliteral Meanings Worksheets:
A Walk in the
Garden – Read the story. Then fill out the chart to show what
is being personified and what human trait or quality it has been given.
Literal | Non-literal
Meanings – Reach each sentence below. Are the words meant to
be taken literally or figuratively? If the sentence is meant to be
taken literally, do nothing.
Literal or Figurative?
– Read each set of sentences below. Decide if the underlined word
or phrase is used literally or figuratively. Write an L for literal
or an F for figurative beside each sentence.
Idioms – Underline
the idiom in each sentence. Then write its meaning on the line.
Idioms 2 –
The sentences contain some common idioms. Fill in the blank for each
idiom, choosing from the words provided.
What In The World?
– People learning English as a second language often have trouble
because there are so many phrases in English that don't actually mean
what the words themselves mean.