A lively collection of vocabulary activities which provide opportunities to use language creatively and to engage in cross-cultural comparisons. Meanings and Metaphors contains a lively collection of vocabulary activities which will open up the world of figurative language to students of intermediate level and above. Each of the 34 photocopiable units has a clear step-by-step lesson plan for the busy teacher which includes a useful background information section for extra support. All the words and expressions included in the book have been checked against the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that they are relevant, up-to-date and useful to the students. This can be used to supplement most course books and is suitable for a wide range of teaching environments.