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English Idioms in Use Quiz Felicity ODell

What do these idioms mean? Choose the correct option. 1) Harrys bark is worse than his bite. a b c d 2) Harry Harry Harry Harry owns a very erce dog. is not in very good health. talks more than he eats. is not as frightening as he seems.

His smart new laptop fell off the back of a lorry. a b c d His new laptop is already broken. His new laptop is stolen property. He bought his new lorry very cheaply. His was given a new laptop as a surprise present.

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My brother is driving me round the bend at the moment. a b c d My My My My brother brother brother brother is is is is not a good driver. taking me on holiday. being very annoying. giving me a lot of help.

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Hilary arrived at our house out of the blue this morning. a b c d Hilary was dressed unusually smartly. It was a lovely day when Hilary arrived. We werent expecting Hilary to arrive. Hilary was feeling depressed.

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Cecilia poured her heart out to me. a b c d Cecilia Cecilia Cecilia Cecilia told me her secret feelings. was very angry with me. and I did some exercises. and I fell in love with each other

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Complete these idioms. Choose the correct option. 6) The singer said she was over the a b c d 7) rainbow moon stars sun but I think Im going to like him once I get used to him. at receiving such an important award.

My new colleague is a bit of a rough a b c d stone rock diamond pearl

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I wouldnt behave like that if I were in your a b c d shoes trousers socks boots

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Marco never stays in one place for long. He always gets a b c d chilly itchy dusty shaky

feet and sets off on his travels again.

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Im afraid I cant give you the answer off the top of my a b c d tongue hand mind head

but Ill nd it out for you.

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English Idioms in Use Quiz Felicity ODell Answer key


1) d 2) b 3) c 4) c 5) a 6) b 7) c 8) a 9) b 10) a

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