Saturday, July 25, 2015


                            



IDIOMS 3 PRACTICE

Choose the best answer



1. After a short coffee break we _______________ with the meeting.

a. carried on
b. fixed up
c. pilled over


2. I hate to _______________ this subject now, but do you have the money you owe me?

a. being up
b. carry on
c. get lost


3. If you are tired, ______________take a nap on my bed.

a. by chance
b.high time
c. by all means


4. My uncle is generous, but he ______________ lending money to relatives.

a. by all means
b. draws the line at
c. high time


5. She can be very scary when she _________________.

a. gets lost
b. carries on
c. loses her temper


6. _______________, I found ten dollars under the table at the restaurant.

a. Draw the line at
b. By chance
c. High time


7. The bus driver _________________ because one of the passengers got sick.

a. pulled over
b. fixed up
c. got lost



8. They wanted to ____________ the old apartment, but they did not have enough money.

a. lose his temper
b. fix up
c. carry on



9. We _______________ in London and drove around for hours in the fog.

a. fixed up
b. brough up
c. got lost



10. He was surprised when his boss told him, " I think it's ________________ you got a raise."

a. high time
b. draw the line at
c. by chance





IDIOMS 3 DIALOG
Fill in the blanks




On the highway:


Tom:           Yes, Officer?


Policeman: I asked you to ________________ because your brake light is broken.

                   May I see your license and car registration?


Tom:          _________________! Here they are.


Policeman: Well, I think it's ________________ you had that fixed. It's not safe to drive around with    
                    a broken brake light.


Tom:           Yes, sir.


Policeman: I won't give you a ticket this time. get that light fixed.


Tom:          I will, Officer. Um, I wonder if you could help. I met my friend _________________ at                    
                  the post office this morning and we planned to meet at Le Chez for lunch. I thought it was                
                  on Lexington Street, but I took a wrong turn and __________________.


Policeman: At the next stoplight, turn left,  Lexington will be the third street on the right.


Tom:          Thank you officer! ______________________ the good work you are doing !!






IDIOMS 2 IN CONTEXT
Fill in the blanks



Read the following story.




Everybody knows that men hate to stop  and ask for directions. My husband is not different. Every 

time we __________________, we drive around for hours before he finally __________________

and asks for help .

One Saturday we saw an ad in the newspaper for a country dance and picnic at a farm outside of 

town.

 We __________________ our old cowboy hats, cut out the map from the newspaper and started

 driving. After a few hours, I  _____________________ the fact that we were lost. Of course  my 

husband ___________________ when  I suggested we ask someone for directions.

" I can find it!" he yelled.

I didn't see any point in fighting  about it , so I just told him, "___________________."

After another hour of driving , I decided it was ______________________ to ask for help .

________________________ we passed a little  gas station with an old man sitting out by the pumps.

 My husband agreed to stop because  we needed gas, but he _____________________ asking for 

directions. I got  out  of the car and walked over to the old man. Before  I asked him anything he

 smiled and said,  "The map is wrong . It's Highway 23, not 32."

" How did you know ?" I asked in surprise .

" You're the fifth woman whose husband  has gotten lost in the last hour!"






Tuesday, July 7, 2015


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IDIOMS 2 PRACTICE

Choose the best answer

1. _____________ I have to sleep with my bedroom window open because our air conditioner doesn't work very well.

a. Never mind
b. Get along with
c. morte often than not

2. He _____________his step-brother.

a. has a point
b. gets along well with
c. turns out


3. I ______________music, especially dance music.

a. get along with
b. take a look at
c. am crazy about


4. We did a lot. Let's ___________ and get some rest.

a. call it a day
b. never mind
c. turn up


5. It's lunchtime. Let's __________ this meeting and go out to eat.

a. concentrate on
b. have a point
c. wrap up


6. My father wants to have someone ________________ our car engine.

a. get along with
b. take a look at
c. wrap up


7. She was too tired to ____________ her reading, so she went to bed.

a. concentrate on
b. have a point
c. turn out


8. Things will _____________well in the end . You just have to be patient.

a. take a look at
b. turn out
c. call it a day


9. She said that a good education begins at home. She ______________.

a. concentrated on
b. gets along with
c. has a point

10.Can you help me with this? _______________. I see you are busy.

a. Take a look
b. Never mind
c. Wrap up





IDIOMS 2 DIALOG
Fill in the blanks




never mind                                         am not crazy about                                            got along with
have a point                                        take a look at                                                     turn out


At a coffe shopp:

Alice: How did your date last night ___________________?

Carol: It was O.K.  We _______________ each other, but I didn't  feel any attraction for him.

Alice: What do you mean?

Carol: He was a nice guy, but not my type. I __________________a man who spends his whole day              with a computer. I prefer someone who is more of a "peolple person"

Alice: Computer programmers make a lot of money, Carol.

Carol: You________________ , Alice. Actually, he does work for a very large company.

Alice: Is he handsome?

Carol: We took a picture together  at one of those funny photo booths. Here, ________________ him            for yourself.

Alice: That's him? Oh, _______________, Carol. You can do better than that!




IDIOMS 2 IN CONTEXT
Fill in the blanks

Read the following story.


I usually ___________________ everyone at my office. Recently however, the woman who sits         across from me bought a new cell phone. She __________________it. ___________________, she was chatting with her friends. It was very difficult to _______________
_______ work. One afternoon, well all decided to ____________________ and go out for dinner. However, we made the woman promise not to bring her cell phone into the restaurant.
"Do you think you'll survive without it? " I joked to her.
"No problem," she said.
The evening was fun but it was getting late so we __________________ dinner and left the restaurant. I was the last to leave and just as I was getting into my car, a waiter came running up to me.
"I found this purse at your table!" he said. I __________________ ."That's my co-worker's purse," I said.
"Why don't you call and leave a message on her ansdwering machine," the waiter suggested. " You can use the phone in the restaurant."
We went inside. I was about to dial her home number I had an idea. "___________________leaving a message on her machine. I'll call her cellular phone. That way, she can drive back before she gets all the way home."
"You __________________!" the  waiter said.
When I called her cellular phone, a ringing noise came from her purse. It ________________ that her phone was in her purse the whole time!