Apr 4, 2016

Speak English like an American (review for LESSONS 21–25)

29 cards
, 59 answers
  • Fill in the blank with the appropriate word to check your knowledge of the idioms from LESSONS 21–25.
    1. For a while, the Johnsons were living  . . . 
      on
      a shoestring. They couldn’t afford to eat out at restaurants.
      1. with
      2. on
      3. by

    2. After Martha’s neighbor chopped down her apple tree, she held a grudge  . . . 
      against
      him for years.
      1. against
      2. for
      3. from

    3. I arrived late to the stadium. The baseball game was already  . . . 
      in
      progress.
      1. in
      2. through
      3. at

    4. Amber hopes to break  . . . 
      into
      the modeling business after she graduates from high school. She can definitely model nose rings and tattoos!
      1. around
      2. in
      3. into

    5. My friend was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. I told her to chill  . . . 
      out
      .
      1. down
      2. in
      3. out

    6. Joel has a fun job. He’s  . . . 
      in
      charge of advertising sales for Mad, the best humor magazine in America.
      1. on
      2. at
      3. in

    7. Bob worked out the nuts and  . . . 
      bolts
      of the agreement with the National Cookie Company.
      1. details
      2. bolts
      3. tacks

    8. After his fifth vodka, Steve was  . . . 
      three
      sheets to the wind.
      1. five
      2. two
      3. three

    9. The person seated behind me on the airplane kept on kicking my seat. Finally, I told him to  . . . 
      cut
      it out.
      1. stop
      2. cut
      3. fly

    10. Please put away your wallet! Let me  . . . 
      foot
      the bill.
      1. hand
      2. arm
      3. foot

    11. My friend invited me out for a drink, but I told her I’d first need to wrap  . . . 
      up
      some things at the office.
      1. through
      2. up
      3. along

    12. Kristen’s boss paid her a compliment. He said she was the best salesperson in the company. That really  . . . 
      made
      her day.
      1. created
      2. made
      3. ruined

    13. I’m  . . . 
      sick
      and tired of telemarketers calling me in the evening trying to sell me stuff I don’t want.
      1. ill
      2. sick
      3. angry

    14. Next year, Ted will be traveling all  . . . 
      over
      the world with his band.
      1. about
      2. over
      3. inside

    15. When my friend lost her favorite necklace, I told her it was no use crying over spilt  . . . 
      milk
      .
      1. beer
      2. juice
      3. milk

  • Type in the blanks with the missing words to check your knowledge of the idioms from LESSONS 21–25.

    first       ○      dine       ○      forward       ○      bolts       ○      head       ○      bill       ○      grudge       ○      tired       ○      shoestring       ○      dragon       ○      crop       ○      dough       ○      hard       ○      record
    1. Nicole’s boyfriend forgot his wallet, so she had to foot the .

      1. Musicians from the Juilliard School of Music are the cream of the .

        1. Stephen King has a long track of writing bestsellers.

          1. Nicole was really looking to her school trip to Spain.

            1. When the stock market collapsed, Bob lost his and sold everything.

              1. We can’t afford a new computer for the office. We’re running on a .

                1. The company will wine and their top candidates for this position.

                  1. Ken is an engineer. He tries to understand the nuts and of how things work.

                    1. First things . Before we start wandering around the streets of Paris, let’s look at a map and plan our route.

                      1. I was sick and of watching my co-worker flirt with our boss.

                        1. Diane and Mike just bought a mansion. They’re rolling in .

                          1. Mary left her husband George for a younger man. She told George, “I hope there are no feelings about this.”

                            1. Bette Davis may have been a great actress, but she was a lady in real life.

                              1. Bob no longer shops at the Village Market. He holds a against them.

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