English in Color by Dean Curry contains 61 idioms in which color plays a principal role. It also supplemented with practice exercises. The basic intent of the book is to help EFL students increase their knowledge of idiomatic expressions and have fun while doing it.
The five sections of each chapter provide an opportunity for lively discussion and practice using the idioms. The text may be used by students individually as resource material and individual study or by teachers as a supplemental language activity book in the classroom. Teachers so using the text are encouraged to elicit more communicative language activities by taking advantage of reactions evoked by the discussions.
It is interesting to note that the colors most used in the idiomatic expressions are four: black, blue, red, and white, the most common being blue. The fact that blue is the most preferred color of the four probably would lead one to note, at least, that the sky is blue and so is the ocean and both surround the land masses on which people live!
No doubt this color proclivity has psychological significance, but it is not the intent of this booklet to examine factors involved in the favoritism of these four colors. We will leave the discovery of the social, political, economic, religious – and emotional parameters – contained in colorful expressions to others. Some colorful language experiences await you!