Apr 4, 2016

Speak English like an American (review for LESSONS 16–20)

23 cards
, 43 answers
  • Fill in the blank with the appropriate word to check your knowledge of the idioms from LESSONS 16–20.
    1. Lighten  . . . 
      up
      ! You need to stop taking your job so seriously.
      1. over
      2. it
      3. up

    2. Mary’s daughter wanted the new Harry Potter book. But by the time they got to the bookstore, it was already sold  . . . 
      out
      .
      1. away
      2. in
      3. out

    3. Amber likes to stay up past midnight every night. She’s what you’d call a  . . . 
      night
      owl.
      1. busy
      2. day
      3. night

    4. Andrea didn’t cheat. She won the election fair and  . . . 
      square
      .
      1. easily
      2. circle
      3. square

    5. After a week, my houseguests really started to get  . . . 
      on
      my nerves. They made long-distance phone calls to Singapore, drank all my wine, and slept until noon every day.
      1. in
      2. by
      3. on

    6. Susan messed  . . . 
      up
      and left the cookies in the oven for 25 minutes too long. They were ruined.
      1. over
      2. up
      3. away

    7. Ted and his friends were fooling  . . . 
      around
      in the chemistry laboratory when they accidentally started a fire.
      1. about
      2. away
      3. around

    8. Bob didn’t know anything about baking when he and Susan started selling cookies, but he quickly learned the  . . . 
      ropes
      .
      1. chains
      2. strings
      3. ropes

    9. Mildred thought she’d have trouble remembering to take her pills. But now, after ten months, it’s  . . . 
      second
      nature.
      1. second
      2. first
      3. third

    10. My aunt and uncle are really sitting  . . . 
      pretty
      . They made a lot of money in the stock market.
      1. rich
      2. poor
      3. pretty

  • Type in the blanks with the missing words to check your knowledge of the idioms from LESSONS 16–20.

    thing       ○      pretty       ○      midnight       ○      rug       ○      ropes       ○      cake       ○      nerves       ○      shot       ○      rant       ○      ring       ○      heart       ○      record       ○      neck
    1. It takes time to learn the when you start a new job.

      1. Some people in restaurants like to and rave when their soup is too cold.

        1. Nicole had to burn the oil to finish her English paper by the morning.

          1. Chad is sitting . He just won the lottery.

            1. My friend’s dog kept licking my hand. It was getting on my .

              1. Martha Stewart tried to set the straight during her television interview with Barbara Walters.

                1. I tried to give my friend a this morning, but she wasn’t home. I got her answering machine.

                  1. Senator Brown’s re-election would have been a sure if he hadn’t gotten caught stealing candy at Wal-Mart.

                    1. My goes out to people who live in America, but don’t speak any English.

                      1. Carly is a real big . She runs a large corporation.

                        1. Filling out tax forms is a pain in the .

                          1. When Ted was caught copying his friend’s math homework, his teacher wasn’t willing to sweep it under the .

                            1. Once you do it a few times, riding a unicycle is a piece of .

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