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A. Match each picture with one of the phrases below and put the correct number on each picture.

Then
complete the phrases with the correct animal word.
1

as wise as a(n)

as quiet as a(n)

as stubborn as a(n)

10

as gentle as a(n)

as sick as a(n)

11

as slippery as a(n)

as strong as a(n)

12

as proud as a(n)

as blind as a(n)

13

as dead as a(n)

as busy as a(n)

14

as drunk as a(n)

as slow as a(n)

15

as hungry as a(n)

as free as a(n)

B. Complete the sentences with the correct animal simile from exercise A.
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Bob will help you carry that heavy box up the stairs. He's
Don't expect that she'll change her mind. She's .
He will never settle down. He likes travelling from place to place
I can't go to work today. I'm
I didn't hear her come into the room. She's
I only meant to stay for one drink, but I ended up getting .
If I were you, I'd never lend him such a lot of money. He's
Mike's been strutting around since he won that award.
My computer is . I'm afraid I'll have to buy a new one soon.
My mum never shouted at me. She was
Sam is having a big meal. He's always after basketball practice.
The old woman can't see anything without her glasses. She's
This is a difficult problem. You'd need to be to be able to solve it.
We found the old man lying motionless on the ground and we realized he was .
With all her activities, she's always
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A. Match each picture with one of the phrases below and put the correct number on each picture. Then
complete the phrases with the correct animal word.
1

as wise as a(n)

as quiet as a(n)

as stubborn as a(n)

10

as gentle as a(n)

as sick as a(n)

11

as slippery as a(n)

as strong as a(n)

12

as proud as a(n)

as blind as a(n)

13

as dead as a(n)

as busy as a(n)

14

as drunk as a(n)

as slow as a(n)

15

as hungry as a(n)

as free as a(n)

B. Complete the sentences with the correct animal simile from exercise A.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.

Bob will help you carry that heavy box up the stairs. He's
Don't expect that she'll change her mind. She's .
He will never settle down. He likes travelling from place to place
I can't go to work today. I'm
I didn't hear her come into the room. She's
I only meant to stay for one drink, but I ended up getting .
If I were you, I'd never lend him such a lot of money. He's
Mike's been strutting around since he won that award.
My computer is . I'm afraid I'll have to buy a new one soon.
My mum never shouted at me. She was
Sam is having a big meal. He's always after basketball practice.
The old woman can't see anything without her glasses. She's
This is a difficult problem. You'd need to be to be able to solve it.
We found the old man lying motionless on the ground and we realized he was .
With all her activities, she's always
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ANSWER KEY
A. Match each picture with one of the phrases below and put the correct number on each picture. Then
complete the phrases with the correct animal word.
1

as wise as a(n)

owl

as quiet as a(n)

mouse

as stubborn as a(n)

mule

10

as gentle as a(n)

lamb

as sick as a(n)

dog

11

as slippery as a(n)

eel (=untrustworthy)

as strong as a(n)

ox

12

as proud as a(n)

peacock

as blind as a(n)

bat

13

as dead as a(n)

dodo

as busy as a(n)

bee

14

as drunk as a(n)

skunk

as slow as a(n)

snail

15

as hungry as a(n)

wolf

as free as a(n)

bird

13

10

11

15

14

12

B. Complete the sentences with the correct animal simile from exercise A.
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Bob will help you carry that heavy box up the stairs. He's as strong as an ox.
Don't expect that she'll change her mind. She's as stubborn as a mule.
He will never settle down. He likes travelling from place to place as free as a bird.
I can't go to work today. I'm as sick as a dog.
I didn't hear her come into the room. She's as quiet as a mouse.
I only meant to stay for one drink, but I ended up getting as drunk as a skunk.
If I were you, I'd never lend him such a lot of money. He's as slippery as an eel.
Mike's been strutting around as proud as a peacock since he won that award.
My computer is as slow as a snail. I'm afraid I'll have to buy a new one soon.
My mum never shouted at me. She was as gentle as a lamb.
Sam is having a big meal. He's always as hungry as a wolf after basketball practice.
The old woman can't see anything without her glasses. She's as blind as a bat.
This is a difficult problem. You'd need to be as wise as an owl to be able to solve it.
We found the old man lying motionless on the ground and we realized he was as dead as a dodo.
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With all her activities, she's always as busy as a bee.