Binomials in English worksheet

fishHi all!

Here’s a worksheet I made for a group of intermediate – upper intermediate students on the subject of binomials (words that are often linked by a conjunction and are often irreversible). I used this after a common binomial was in a reading text I was teaching.

You could also use this to generate a discussion about the binomials your students have in their language.

Anyway, enjoy!

Binomials – Worksheet

Answer key:


  1. Sick and tired
  2. Rock and roll
  3. Short and sweet
  4. Odds and ends
  5. By and large


  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 4
  4. 1
  5. 5

Matching 2

6. Wear and tear

7. Safe and sound

8. Sooner or later

9. Ups and downs

10. Far and wide

Gap Fill 2

  1. 8
  2. 9
  3. 10
  4. 7
  5. 6


Sick and tired

Safe and sound

Sooner or later

Odds and ends

Rock and roll

Ups and downs

Far and wide

Short and sweet

Wear and tear

By and large