Summary: Ideal for ESL conversation and vocabulary classes, The Big Picture introduces students to high-frequency idioms using a metaphorical approach. The text features over 200 idioms categorized into eight units: Ideas, Knowledge, Argument, Emotion, Money, Control, People, and Life. Picture It! sections contain illustrations and example sentences that help students visualize and master each idiom's meaning. Numerous activities, progressing from controlled ...show more to more open-ended, check comprehension, promote conversation, and provide students with relevant practice. Creative assignments, content-based mini-lectures, and suggested topics for student presentations are also included.