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82 English Idioms and Expressions Tests
Index ...................................................................................... Elementary Level 1. Adding Up ............................................................................... 2. Take it in .............................................................................. 3. Take it easy ............................................................................ 4. For Good ................................................................................ 5. In Control .............................................................................. 6. Out of Control .......................................................................... 7. All Agog ................................................................................ 8. Preposition Exercises ................................................................... 9. Animal Idioms ........................................................................... 10. Funny Idioms ........................................................................... 11. Expressing Emotions .................................................................... 12. Just keep it ........................................................................... Intermediate Level 1. Up to his ears .......................................................................... 2. Send the right message .................................................................. 3. A piece of cake ......................................................................... 4. Picking you up .......................................................................... 5. As happy as the day is long ............................................................. 6. Privacy ................................................................................. 7. Hold on ................................................................................. 8. Money to burn ........................................................................... 9. Go ahead ................................................................................ 10. Under my Skin .......................................................................... 11. Home Sweet Home ........................................................................ 12. No good ................................................................................ 13. On the Water ........................................................................... 14. British Idioms ......................................................................... 15. Expressions with cold .................................................................. 16. Way Idioms ............................................................................. 17. Idioms with come ....................................................................... 18. Common English Idioms .................................................................. 19. Idioms with Hand ....................................................................... 20. English Idioms and Phrases ............................................................. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 1

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21. Expressions with make .................................................................. 22. Double Speak in Job Titles ............................................................. Advanced Level 1. English Animal Idioms ................................................................... 2. Hands on ................................................................................ 3. Lucky Alex .............................................................................. 4. How Mary fell in love ................................................................... 5. Call it a day ........................................................................... 6. Live up to .............................................................................. 7. English Grammar Prepositions ............................................................ 8. From Shakespeare originally ............................................................. 9. Water Expressions ....................................................................... 10. Cats, Dogs and Ducks ................................................................... 11. Losing It .............................................................................. 12. Splitting Hairs ........................................................................ 13. Squeaky Clean .......................................................................... 14. Word of Mouth .......................................................................... 15. Expressions and idioms with thin ....................................................... 16. Expressions with Top ................................................................... 17. Down to Earth .......................................................................... 18. Expressions with low ................................................................... 19. Hot expressions ........................................................................ 20. Comparisons with as .... as ............................................................ 21. Expressions with make .................................................................. 22. Egg expressions ........................................................................ 23. Idioms with prepositions ............................................................... 24. Idioms with phrasal verbs .............................................................. 25. Mark Idioms ............................................................................ 26. Retail Sales Expressions ............................................................... 27. American Slang Words (1) ............................................................... 28. American Slang Words (2) ............................................................... 29. American Slang Words (3) ............................................................... 30. American Slang Words (4) ............................................................... 31. American Slang Words (5) ............................................................... 32. American Slang Words (6) ............................................................... 33. American Slang Words (7) ............................................................... 34. American Slang Words (8) ............................................................... 35. American Slang Words (9) ............................................................... 36. American Slang Words (10) .............................................................. 37. American Slang Words (11) ..............................................................

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38. American Slang Words (12) .............................................................. 39. American Slang Words (13) .............................................................. 40. American Slang Words (14) .............................................................. 41. American Slang Words (15) .............................................................. 42. American Slang Words (16) .............................................................. 43. American Slang Words (17) .............................................................. 44. American Slang Words (18) .............................................................. 45. Clothing Idioms (1) .................................................................... 46. Clothing Idioms (2) .................................................................... 47. House/Building Idioms (1) .............................................................. 48. Food Idioms ............................................................................ Answer Keys ................................................................................ Elementary Level 1. Adding Up ............................................................................... 2. Take it in .............................................................................. 3. Take it easy ............................................................................ 4. For Good ................................................................................ 5. In Control .............................................................................. 6. Out of Control .......................................................................... 7. All Agog ................................................................................ 8. Preposition Exercises ................................................................... 9. Animal Idioms ........................................................................... 10. Funny Idioms ........................................................................... 11. Expressing Emotions .................................................................... 12. Just keep it ........................................................................... Intermediate Level 1. Up to his ears .......................................................................... 2. Send the right message .................................................................. 3. A piece of cake ......................................................................... 4. Picking you up .......................................................................... 5. As happy as the day is long ............................................................. 6. Privacy ................................................................................. 7. Hold on ................................................................................. 8. Money to burn ........................................................................... 9. Go ahead ................................................................................ 10. Under my Skin .......................................................................... 11. Home Sweet Home ........................................................................ 12. No good ................................................................................ 13. On the Water ........................................................................... 14. British Idioms .........................................................................

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.. Egg expressions ......................................................... Water Expressions .................................. Lucky Alex .......................... Expressions with make .............. 18.................. 4.................................... 20............. 24.................. Advanced Level 1............ 9.......................... 16....................................................................... 23...................................................................... American Slang Words (4) ....................................................................................................... Idioms with Hand ...................... Hot expressions ................................................................ American Slang Words (2) .................................... Way Idioms ...................... 21. 31... How Mary fell in love ........... 3...................15.. 30.......................... Live up to .... 12......................................................................................................... 6......................................... 19..................... Down to Earth ............. 10..... 27......................................... 28.......................................................................................... Cats................ Expressions with low ....................................... Expressions with make ........english-test................... Idioms with come .......................... 17........... Word of Mouth ..... Expressions with Top .................................................................. 29... From Shakespeare originally . Double Speak in Job Titles ................................................................................................................................................................................ 22................................... 8............ Mark Idioms ....................... 15........... 13.... 26............................... Splitting Hairs . Idioms with phrasal verbs .................................. 20..... 11....................... 17................ Losing It ... Dogs and Ducks .. Call it a day ..................................................................................... 18............................................................................. Idioms with prepositions .................................................................................... American Slang Words (1) ....................................... 5................... as . Comparisons with as ...... American Slang Words (3) .......................................................... 19......... Expressions with cold .......... English Grammar Prepositions .................................................................................................... 22.. English Idioms and Phrases ........... 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 4 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.......... Squeaky Clean ................................................................................................. English Animal Idioms ....................... American Slang Words (5) .......................................... Retail Sales Expressions ..............................................................net ....................... Expressions and idioms with thin ........................ Hands on ................................ 16... 2................... Common English Idioms ........................... 21............................................... 14.................... 25............................................................................................................................................................... 7...............

.......................... 46........... American Slang Words (7) ................................................................................ 44.................................................. American Slang Words (15) ............. Clothing Idioms (1) ........... American Slang Words (18) ........... American Slang Words (6) ....................................................................... 42. Food Idioms .................................................... American Slang Words (13) ...................... 40................................................ American Slang Words (17) ...................... 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 5 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www....... 33............... 39............. 43..... 47.............................. 38............................................................................english-test................................... American Slang Words (12) ..................... American Slang Words (10) ......................................... American Slang Words (8) ............................. 34...... 41.. 48..................32...................................... American Slang Words (11) ............................................................. 35............................. American Slang Words (9) .......................................... American Slang Words (16) ... American Slang Words (14) ............................................................................................................ Clothing Idioms (2) ............................. House/Building Idioms (1) ........................net ...................... 37......... 45.............. 36.........

(a) is very fat (b) is too fat (c) is very full (d) is very conceited Q8 You will not slip over because the floor is as dry as a bone. (a) things will take place (c) things take place often (b) things do occur (d) things often go wrong 6 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.1. (a) he is unemployed (c) he has a few things (b) he has almost no money (d) he has nothing at all Q4 As a newspaper reporter she always wanted to get information at first hand. (a) at the end (b) finally (c) at last (d) by the end Q10 I know you are very sorry that you broke the pot but accidents will happen. elementary-1 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 1 Answers Index Adding Up Q1 I cannot understand why she did that. (a) the fat man (b) the huge man (c) the important man (d) the enormous man Q7 She never stops talking about herself and is full of herself. it really doesn't add up. (a) completely hard (b) extremely flat (c) totally dry (d) completely cracked Q9 He kept saying he didn't do it but in the end he said he had done it. (a) doesn't calculate (c) doesn't make sense Q2 (b) isn't mathematics (d) makes the wrong addition All the students got high marks in the test but Mary stood out.net . we are home and dry. (a) have not got wet (c) have been successful (b) have got no water (d) have got home dry Q6 He is the man who owns all the land and is the big fish around here. (a) got a lot of marks (c) got very good marks (b) got higher marks than someone (d) got the most marks of all Q3 He has sold his house and has no job and so now he has next to nothing. (a) quickly (b) slowly (c) easily (d) directly Q5 I think we can safely say now that we have got our money back.english-test.

2. you can take up golf. (a) use many times (b) use instead (c) use sometimes (d) use always Q10 What time do you get in after work? (a) have tea (b) eat supper (c) reach home (d) have a rest 7 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. (a) do a lot (b) do a little (c) do too little (d) do too much Q6 When does your plane take off? (a) leave the ground (b) start to land (c) begin to arrive (d) finish landing Q7 As a student she has just enough money to get by on. (a) listen Q2 (b) hear (c) understand (d) note I hope she gets through her exams next week. (a) finish playing (b) start playing (c) stop playing (d) enjoy playing Q5 Don't overdo it because you're very tired. (a) live fully (b) live simply (c) live easily (d) live quietly Q8 I don't know who wrote this note because I can't make out the signature. (a) passes (b) follows (c) takes (d) stands Q3 What time do you get up in the morning? (a) leave home (b) start for work (c) finish off sleep (d) get out of bed Q4 When you stop work. elementary-2 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 2 Answers Index Take it in Q1 I'm sorry I didn't take in what he said.net . (a) discover (b) find (c) read (d) learn Q9 We don't have enough money for a car so we make do with bicycles.

elementary-3 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 3 Answers Index Take it easy Q1 I just want to stay at home and watch television and take it easy.net . (a) makes conversation with (c) talks in a loud voice to (b) calls out to (d) speaks quickly to Q6 We're fed up with the bad weather. you turn left. (a) said it incorrectly (b) did an error (c) did a mistake (d) made a mistake Q10 When you come to the crossroads.3. (a) look left (b) go to the left (c) find the left (d) keep to the left 8 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) very tired of (b) full of (c) interested in (d) unhappy with Q7 Don't forget to drop me a line when you're away. (a) heard of (b) read about (c) tried (d) visited Q9 I'm afraid he has got it wrong. (a) telephone me (b) call me (c) write to me (d) send me a telegram Q8 She had never been to Paris before. (a) sleep Q2 (b) sit down (c) eat (d) relax Am I allowed to smoke in here? (a) May I (b) Must I (c) Can I (d) Will I Q3 Are you any good at cooking? (a) Can you cook sometimes (c) Can you cook well (b) Do you cook very often (d) Do you like cooking Q4 When do you do the washing up? (a) clean the dishes (b) do the housework (c) wash the floor (d) clean the windows Q5 She never shouts at her children.english-test.

(a) at no cost (b) at little cost (c) at some cost (d) at low cost Q4 Well. elementary-4 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 4 Answers Index For Good Q1 You'll never see your money again because I'm afraid he's gone for good. (a) clearly Q2 (b) permanently (c) quickly (d) slowly You've no need to worry I promise you they'll arrive on Thursday for sure.4. I won't charge you much in fact I'll do it for nothing. she's just been given promotion.english-test. (a) to work for (b) to look at (c) to begin with (d) to work through Q5 As you're a friend of mine. (a) as a joke (b) as humour (c) as funny (d) as joking Q7 I do recommend you take out an insurance policy on the house for your own peace of mind. for starters I honestly think we should work out what all this work is going to cost. (a) very jumpy (b) very silly (c) very happy (d) very noisy Q9 They decided to move away from the city to the countryside for the sake of the children. (a) to stop you thinking (c) to stop you believing (b) to stop you worrying (d) to stop you sleeping Q8 No wonder she's jumping for joy. (a) prepared for war (c) prepared for something (b) prepared for anything (d) prepared for take off 9 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) absolutely (b) positively (c) definitively (d) definitely Q3 They're very generous in that museum — not only is the entrance fee reasonable but they give you a brochure for free. (a) at some charge (b) at little charge (c) at low charge (d) at no charge Q6 I know it didn't look like that but the truth is they only did it for fun. (a) speaking about (b) talking about (c) dreaming about (d) thinking about Q10 The battleships were all waiting in the harbour ready for action.net .

(a) loved each other often (c) loved each other most of the time (b) loved each other very much (d) loved each other mostly Q9 I think you can stop worrying now because it's quite clear she's in command of the situation. (a) the boss is going to reprimand him (c) the boss is going to hit him (b) the boss is going to sack him (d) the boss is going to trouble him Q7 What I really have in mind is a garden where there is very little to look after throughout the year. please give me a ring.5. (a) unhappy (b) uncertain (c) unclear (d) unsafe Q4 Considering they are over 70 years old. you'll be pleased you did it. (a) in control (b) in sight (c) in place (d) in view Q10 In time when you've got used to the idea. (a) think (b) believe (c) visualize (d) consider Q8 Although Romeo and Juliet were deeply in love. (a) At last (b) At first (c) At least (d) Eventually 10 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) at all unsure (b) at all happy (c) at all certain (d) at all sure Q3 The children knew full well they were in danger skating because they had read the notice about the thin ice. (a) in extreme health (b) in good health (c) in absolute health (d) in clear health Q6 I'm sorry to say that he's in trouble again with the boss over being late for work so many times.english-test. elementary-5 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 5 Answers Index In Control Q1 They tried in vain to save enough money to buy a house and so finally they rented one. (a) fit (b) wealthy (c) clever (d) slow Q5 Thanks to her regular workouts and sensible diet she certainly strikes me as in the pink. (a) without money Q2 (b) without trial (c) without success (d) without work If you are in any doubt about the offer. you must admit they are in good shape. they still managed to kill themselves.net .

(a) you've used up your time (c) you've used for your time (b) you've used in your time (d) you've used out your time Q7 I'm afraid I'm not feeling too well at the moment because I've only walked a little way and I'm out of breath already. elementary-6 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 6 Answers Index Out of Control Q1 If you don't tell the children the difference between right and wrong. (a) unhappy (b) unlucky (c) unable (d) undecided Q5 Wait until they're out of earshot.6. (a) keep through (b) keep out (c) keep on (d) keep in Q9 I'm sorry to tell you that I can do nothing more for you because the situation is now out of my hands. (a) unable to show (b) unable to find (c) unable to follow (d) unable to see Q4 I'm very sorry but you're out of luck because we sold the last one about twenty minutes ago. they will soon be out of control.net . (a) mad (b) unsure (c) unusual (d) uncertain Q3 Wait till they're out of sight. (a) I can't breathe slowly (c) I can't breathe fast (b) I can't breathe quickly (d) I can't breathe easily Q8 There's a big notice up there which unfortunately we didn't see because it said 'out of bounds'. (a) unable to tell (b) unable to hear (c) unable to say (d) unable to speak Q6 You have a limited number of minutes to answer the test and you've spent 3 minutes so you're out of time. and then I'll show you what I'm buying them for Christmas. then I tell you exactly what happened to them when they were on holiday. (a) outside my sense (b) outside my feelings (c) outside my control (d) outside my belief Q10 I'm awfully sorry but I I'll have to ask you to pay because I'm out of cash. (a) I have no cheque (b) I have no money (c) I have no card (d) I have no bank 11 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. you must be out of your mind. (a) well behaved Q2 (b) badly behaved (c) suddenly behaved (d) quickly behaved If you think I'm going to parachute out of a plane for fun.

(a) got freed (b) got taken (c) got missed (d) got lost Q6 When she told her parents that she had decided to get married. he finds it difficult to know where to start. (a) very concerned (b) very prepared (c) very interested (d) very worried 12 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) in another place (b) in another town (c) in another country (d) in another city Q4 I must congratulate her on the way she has overcome all her problems and gone back to her old job to start anew. (a) in light Q2 (b) on fire (c) with fire (d) with light After several days underground after the earthquake one child was pulled out alive.english-test.7. they were utterly taken aback. (a) still talking (b) still seeing (c) still trying (d) still living Q3 They found that there was no possibility of work in their own country so they decided to try their luck abroad. (a) surprised (b) returned (c) overturned (d) determined Q7 There are no two ways about it because the crime that has been committed is really akin to murder. elementary-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 7 Answers Index All Agog Q1 Unfortunately the cooker overheated and then exploded and so it really wasn't long before the whole house was alight.net . (a) keen on (b) good to (c) similar to (d) different to Q8 So many good ideas abound in his mind. (a) exist all over (c) exist in different parts (b) exist in large numbers (d) exist everywhere Q9 I spent ages fixing the nail in the wall to put the picture up and then I stood back and found it was askew. (a) beginning (b) once more (c) firstly (d) twice more Q5 I've looked everywhere for my passport and can only assume it has gone astray. (a) not straight (b) not clear (c) not definite (d) not pretty Q10 We couldn't wait for them to come home after their holidays as we were all agog to hear what had happened.

said she was through with him and disappeared.8. (a) has gone Q2 (b) is small (c) is bad (d) is dead She just left him. (a) very concerned about (c) very interested in (b) very worried about (d) very happy about Q5 I believe that after all those arguments they agreed their marriage was over. (a) cold (b) wet (c) unwell (d) upset 13 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . (a) didn't want to see him again (c) didn't want to hear him again (b) didn't want to help him (d) didn't want to please him Q3 I'm on for tonight if you want to go to the match.english-test. so don't tell anyone. (a) will drive (b) will travel (c) will arrive (d) will turn Q8 By the way did you manage to see that film last night? (a) Conveniently (b) Actually (c) Clearly (d) Incidentally Q9 It's quite clear to everyone that she's a socialist through and through. I'm sure he'll lose the election. (a) ended (b) finishing (c) ending (d) terminated Q6 Between you and me. (a) from start to finish (c) from this to that (b) from here till then (d) from time to time Q10 I honestly don't think I can make it tonight as I'm feeling a little under the weather. (a) In truth (b) In confidence (c) In fact (d) In conclusion Q7 You won't have to wait too long because another bus will be along soon. elementary-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 8 Answers Index Preposition Exercises Q1 I'm sorry but that smells terrible because I'm afraid the meat is off. (a) I'm ready to help (b) I'm ready to cook (c) I'm ready to speak (d) I'm ready to go out Q4 He's always interested in elections and is very much into politics.

he won't get any more money. (a) easts what he can (c) has an unhappy time Q2 A word of warning: don't let him make a monkey of you. (a) absolutely sure (c) absolutely confused (b) absolutely convinced (d) absolutely curious Q7 Until he is more serious in his job and stops playing the goat.english-test. (a) last portion (b) smallest portion (c) first portion (d) largest portion Q6 I really don't know how to explain it as I am completely foxed. (a) what develops (b) what goes (c) what comes (d) what falls Q4 I don't honestly think he is capable of being polite as the leopard never changes his spots. (a) make you jump up and down (c) make you spend your money Q3 (b) make faces at you (d) make a fool of you (b) never sleeps (d) goes everywhere on foot I would advise you to wait and see which way the cat jumps. (a) common sense (b) nonsense (c) absolute sense (d) full sense Q9 Charlie doesn't like getting too tired so he gets his assistant to do all the donkey work.9. (a) academic work (b) artwork (c) homework (d) hard work Q10 He doesn't really go around with many people because he's a bit of a lone wolf. (a) single person (b) lonely person (c) unhappy person (d) simple person 14 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) arriving late all the time (c) making too much noise all the time (b) eating too much all the time (d) making jokes all the time Q8 He never makes any silly mistakes because he's got too much horse sense.net . elementary-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 9 Answers Index Animal Idioms Q1 His wife never lets him do what he wants and as a result he leads a dog's life. (a) people always complain (c) people never change (b) people sometimes differ (d) people often shout Q5 He's very greedy when it comes to eating and always takes the lion's share of the food.

I got my money back and as a result I opened up a whole new can of worms because other people got their money back. too. (a) shouting at him (c) running up to him (b) knocking everything over (d) hitting everybody Q8 And when I reached his office I saw he was not really awake because he'd been having a cat nap. He's a bird brain. he's not that at all.english-test.net . tell me about it. (a) made a complete mess of his office (c) discovered some creatures on the carpet (b) exposed a lot of serious problems (d) revealed a lot of new paper work 15 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) listening carefully (c) listening quickly Q3 (b) listening quietly (d) listening completely (b) a fly in my head (d) a difficulty with my hair You remember I told you about that car that cost me an arm and a leg? (a) a fair amount of money (c) a good amount of money (b) a small amount of money (d) a huge amount of money Q4 The one you bought from the man you called the big cheese? (a) the man with big ears (c) the man with the yellow teeth (b) the man with the important job (d) the man with the big smile Q5 Well. I'm all ears. (a) a deep sleep (b) a long sleep (c) a short sleep (d) a big sleep Q9 And really the only reason you were there was because you had a bone to pick with him? (a) you wanted to have a discussion with him (c) you wanted to have a talk with him (b) you wanted to have a chat with him (d) you wanted to have an argument with him Q10 Yes.10. (a) a fool (b) a criminal (c) a conman (d) a devil Q6 You mean he's a bad egg? (a) a disgusting person (b) a dirty person (c) a stupid person (d) a dishonest person Q7 Yes. exactly because the car is rubbish and I went round to his garage like a bull in a china shop in the show room. that's right. elementary-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 10 Answers Index Funny Idioms Q1 You want to know why I've got a bee in my bonnet? (a) a headache (c) a problem on my mind Q2 Yes.

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English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 11

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Expressing Emotions
Q1 I can't stand it when you talk to me like that! Stop doing that! (a) want to fall (c) want to be disobedient Q2 I can't wait to hear about your English class. (a) am eager to Q3 (b) am late to (c) am indifferent (d) am happy to (b) feel like sitting down (d) despise

I am glad I was able to be there for my friend when her mom died. (a) to cry with (c) to visit (b) to offer support in time of need for (d) to travel with

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You've got me head over heels! (a) angry at you (b) impatient (c) in love with you (d) disappointed

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I love you bunches! (a) a little (b) a lot (c) too much (d) less than before

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I wish I could trust you again, but all that you ever did to me was to let me down. (a) to make me cry (b) to make me angry (c) to despise me (d) to disappoint me

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I love you from the bottom of my heart. (a) deeply (b) truly (c) madly (d) abundantly

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The truth is that you don't care about me or my feelings. (a) are careful of (b) are perceptive (c) are inconsiderate (d) are selfish towards

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I would like to apologize for what I said to you the other day. I was very insensitive to you. Will you forgive me? (a) compassionate (b) sympathetic (c) pathetic (d) harsh

Q10 It's taking a long time for Jenna to get over the death of her mom. (a) fall back from (b) recover from (c) regret (d) laugh of

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English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 12

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Just keep it
Q1 Charlie's having a lot of problems with his business but at least he's keeping his head above water. (a) not drowning Q2 (b) keeping dry (c) managing to survive (d) trying to swim

That's the thing about Charlie even when things are really bad he doesn't panic and keeps his cool. (a) stays calm (c) uses a fan (b) turns on the air conditioning (d) puts ice on his head

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In a situation like his of course the one thing you must do is keep the wolf from the door and try to find money to pay all the bills. (a) get rid of wild animals (c) make sure the door is locked (b) get enough money to live on (d) not let wild animals in

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At least Charlie can manage that but he doesn't go telling everyone about his problem and keeps himself to himself. (a) talks to himself a lot (c) stays in a lot (b) doesn't go out much (d) doesn't talk about himself to others

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Some of his friends are a bit worried about him because he doesn't seem so friendly to them as he used to be and keeps his distance. (a) doesn't let people get too close (c) decides how far to go (b) doesn't travel far (d) doesn't like travelling

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The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and keeps his nose clean. (a) blows his nose a lot (c) sneezes often (b) behaves legally (d) breathes easily

Q7

It's surprising how few people knew that Charlie was having money problems but I suppose it was because he had kept it to himself. (a) looked after it (b) locked it up (c) held it tightly (d) kept it secret

Q8

His problem really was that he had tried very hard to be as successful as the rest of the people in his street by trying to keep up with the Joneses. (a) to remain on the same social level as his neighbours (c) to travel at the same speed as his neighbours (b) to run as fast as his neighbours (d) to reach the same place as his neighbours

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When he confided in me, I promised Charlie that I wouldn't tell anybody about it and until now I have kept my word. (a) said what I did (b) said what I could (c) did what I said (d) did what I could

Q10 My only advice to Charlie was to keep his chin up and stop worrying. (a) try to hold his head straight (c) try not to look on the ground (b) try to be optimistic (d) try to remain upright

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intermediate-1

English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 1

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Up to his ears
Q1 He's up to his ears in work and cannot possibly see you now. (a) fully occupied with Q2 (b) very interested in (c) not involved with (d) concerned with

If you give me a hand, then I shall be able to finish more quickly. (a) take my hand (b) help me (c) take my fingers (d) pick me up

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I prefer to talk to people face to face rather than to talk on the phone. (a) in person (b) facing them (c) looking at them (d) seeing them

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The manager dismissed the new proposal out of hand and said that it was not at all practical. (a) quickly (b) utterly (c) directly (d) simply

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As she is new to the job I would ask you to keep an eye on her for the time being. (a) look at (b) consider (c) check (d) observe

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The opposition in parliament accused the government of playing games and refusing to accept the seriousness of the situation. (a) being light hearted (b) being heavy hearted (c) being down hearted (d) being faint hearted

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He accused her of talking through her hat and refused to accept a word of what she said. (a) talking sense (b) talking straight (c) talking nonsense (d) talking tough

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The police advised them to go down to the cellar in order to be out of harm's way. (a) away from the noise (b) inside the area (c) into safety (d) away from danger

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I'd give my right arm if I could get tickets for that concert. (a) do absolutely anything (c) do something stupid (b) do something dangerous (d) do what you want

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(a) to pay a little longer (c) to pay a little later (b) to get a better price (d) to delay a little longer 19 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) Don't get depressed (c) Don't let the levels drop (b) Carry on drinking (d) Maintain the heights Q7 I'm afraid he shot himself in the foot when he took that action.net . (a) no future (b) no interest (c) no distance (d) no time Q10 He prefers to buy some more time by not deciding yet.english-test. it may not be as bad as you think. intermediate-2 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 2 Answers Index Send the right message Q1 This sort of behaviour sends the wrong message to young people. run that past me again. (a) he hurt himself (c) he made a bad mistake for himself (b) he injured himself (d) he damaged his body Q8 Some people love scoring points when they are in an argument. (a) explain that once more (c) try and catch me up (b) hurry up (d) come across Q6 Keep your spirits up.14. (a) are covering up (b) are revealing (c) are opening (d) are exposing Q3 I hear what you are saying but I don't agree with you. (a) winning the game (c) taking the initiative (b) taking advantage (d) taking the trouble Q9 There is absolutely no mileage in pursuing that sort of discussion. (a) I understand what you mean (c) I am able to catch your words (b) I believe your words (d) I think you are right Q4 You must admire the way she sticks to her guns. (a) delivers the incorrect letter (c) does not talk properly Q2 (b) fails to communicate (d) does not set a good example The government are unveiling plans today for a new tax system. (a) she holds on to her pistol (c) she doesn't let her weapons go (b) she maintains her opinion (d) she refuses to shoot Q5 I'm sorry I can't follow that.

he dropped it like a hot potato. (a) in an interesting situation (c) in an unusual situation (b) in deep trouble (d) in rough water Q6 As he had been away from home for some years. (a) a good sleeper (b) an enthusiast (c) a very lazy person (d) a deep thinker Q5 Thanks to you we're really in the soup now and I don't honestly know why I ever listen to you.15.english-test.net . (a) both round in shape (c) both saying the same thing (b) both full of fun (d) both looking exactly alike Q9 After what he said and after what has happened he certainly seems to have got egg on his face. (a) expect too much of life (c) spend your life eating (b) lead a life of pleasure (d) eat too much Q3 When he heard that the necklace had been stolen. (a) he let it fall from his hands (c) he gave it to somebody else (b) he suddenly lost interest in it (d) he hid it in the fridge Q4 He sits and watches TV all day and has turned into a veritable couch potato. (a) easy to digest Q2 (b) easy to read (c) easy to start (d) very easy The trouble with you is that you are a bit selfish and your sole philosophy is to have your cake and eat it. they decided on his return to cook the fatted calf. (a) have a big celebration (c) employ a top chef (b) go out for a meal (d) eat as much as they liked Q7 There's something very fishy about that story he told us because I can't quite get to the bottom of it. intermediate-3 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 3 Answers Index A piece of cake Q1 You shouldn't worry about the exam because you have prepared well and you'll probably find it a piece of cake. (a) carried too much in one hand (c) decided to do anything dangerous (b) relied too much on one plan (d) planned anything exciting 20 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) to do with the sea (b) connected with fish (c) suspicious (d) strong smelling Q8 Their mother always describes her twin sons as like two peas in a pod. (a) have made a fool of himself (c) have said the wrong thing (b) have lost a lot of money (d) have made the wrong decision Q10 He always took advice from his parents about being careful and never put all his eggs in one basket.

(a) look at you (b) look on you (c) look for you (d) look after you Q3 What you need is something that will pick you up. (a) On a summer's day (b) When the sun shines (c) In the end (d) Very soon Q10 I think the time has come when you should put your toe in the water at least. (a) trying too much (b) saying too much (c) calling too much (d) expecting too much Q8 If you want my opinion.16. (a) examining (b) finding (c) searching (d) discovering Q9 One fine day I expect everything will be clear to you. (a) taking you in a car (b) pulling you along (c) trying to trick you (d) trying to push you Q6 He's always got his nose in a book. (a) go for a swim (b) give it a try (c) feel the cold (d) give it a chance 21 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . intermediate-4 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 4 Answers Index Picking you up Q1 Nobody knows what's going on? (a) meaning Q2 (b) continuing (c) happening (d) taking Don't worry we'll see you're all right. (a) can't eat (b) can't drink (c) can't tolerate (d) can't allow Q5 I have a feeling that she's taking you for a ride. (a) make you feel better (c) make you hold on better (b) make you stand better (d) make you stay on better Q4 I simply can't stand sugar in my tea or coffee. (a) hiding (b) reading (c) studying (d) looking Q7 I think you're asking too much of them as they are just children. I think this needs looking into.english-test.

(a) every single day (b) every other day (c) every second day (d) every two days Q4 I think the time has now come when we'll simply have to call it a day. (a) assured us victory (c) assured us progress (b) assured us the answer (d) assured us agreement Q7 We left the children playing in the park and they were as happy as the day is long.english-test. (a) stop trying (b) stop thinking (c) stop working (d) stop going Q5 You know what they said about radio that it had had its day but it's still going strong. day out. intermediate-5 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 5 Answers Index As happy as the day is long Q1 I'm sure that he could make a better job of being prime minister any day of the week. (a) see the answer to the problem (c) see the end of the task (b) see the reason for the work (d) see the problems in the answers Q10 I knew once the car didn't start. that this was going to be one of those days. (a) stopped being clever (c) stopped being heard (b) stopped being popular (d) stopped being good Q6 That last comment of yours won the day because nobody could possibly argue with you after that.17. (a) reasonably happy (b) quite happy (c) very happy (d) always happy Q8 They got engaged about two years ago and at long last they have named the day. (a) perfectly easy (b) perfectly simple (c) perfectly done (d) perfectly normal Q3 Yes.net . (a) said when they are getting married (c) said why they are getting married (b) said where they are getting married (d) said if they are getting married. (a) whatever the details (c) whatever the circumstances Q2 (b) whatever the time (d) whatever the week Don't worry we pride ourselves on being helpful to all our customers and getting that booked for you is all in a day's work for us. (a) a day when nothing goes right (c) a day when little goes right (b) a day when something goes wrong (d) a day when little goes wrong 22 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. we went away on holiday last week but it rained day in. Q9 I've been doing these exercises for two hours now and I think at long last I'm starting to see daylight. saw it had a flat tyre and also that it had started to rain.

(a) sniffing around (b) discovering (c) interfering in (d) putting into Q5 I get the impression that they think we've outstayed our welcome here. (a) he prefers to be alone (c) he prefers certain people (b) he prefers small crowds (d) he prefers walking slowly Q7 She looked straight through him as soon as he entered the room. I'd tell her to go jump in the river. (a) understand the point (c) understand the words (b) understand the speech (d) understand the talk Q3 I should be grateful if you would let me keep myself to myself. (a) be quiet (b) be private (c) be lonely (d) be special Q4 I wish they would stop poking their noses into our affairs. (a) learn to swim Q2 (b) get wet (c) go away (d) go fishing I can't understand why he doesn't take the hint.net . he's been keeping a very low profile. (a) show their head (b) raise their head (c) speak in public (d) speak in the air Q10 If you really want to come out of this without too much damage. (a) remained longer (b) tried too long (c) waited too long (d) stayed too long Q6 We asked him if he wanted to join us on the outing but he refused — I think he's a bit of a lone wolf.english-test. intermediate-6 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 6 Answers Index Privacy Q1 If I were you. my advice is to play dumb. (a) speak stupidly (b) say nothing (c) say silly things (d) play the fool 23 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) trying to look small (c) trying to be careful (b) trying to look casual (d) trying not to be seen Q9 After the political scandal in the government no-one in the cabinet is prepared to put their head above the parapet.18. (a) turned round (c) took no notice of him (b) looked carefully at him (d) didn't speak to him Q8 Since the news broke about the disaster.

(a) continue (b) listen (c) wait (d) attend Q3 In the end she lost her temper and told her daughter to hold her tongue. (a) overtook the others (c) did better than the others (b) did as well as the others (d) tried to beat the others Q9 Once he starts to talk about his favourite subject. (a) watched anxiously Q2 (b) stopped breathing (c) couldn't breathe (d) couldn't watch The police officer called out to the driver to hold on until he arrived. (a) stand still (b) speak up (c) start speaking (d) be quiet Q4 There's no need to change any of the regulations this year as the old ones will still hold good this year. (a) shows (b) restricts (c) tells (d) allows 24 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. too.net . (a) control over (b) look over (c) trust over (d) belief over Q6 He holds it against her that she never let him move house and start a new job. (a) speak loudly (b) speak quickly (c) speak endlessly (d) speak slowly Q10 The trouble is that whenever he's with strangers he always holds in his feelings. intermediate-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 7 Answers Index Hold on Q1 The audience held their breath as the magician started to saw a woman half. (a) trusts (b) persuades (c) knows (d) blames Q7 I think your best plan is to hold off making a decision until you know if you have passed the examination.english-test. he will hold forth until he is stopped. (a) be finished (b) be all right (c) be necessary (d) be careful Q5 I don't know what it is exactly but she seems to have some kind of hold over him. (a) delay (b) consider (c) stay (d) think Q8 It was a very difficult race but the jockey held his own right until the end.19.

(a) difficult money (b) hard money (c) good money (d) easy money Q6 I think she should stop talking about it and put her money where her mouth is. (a) he spends money slowly (c) he spends money wisely (b) he spends money foolishly (d) he hardly spends money Q8 As soon as he had won the lottery.english-test. so what's the point of earning a lot? (a) bad for your health (c) the reason for health Q2 (b) the cause of greed (d) the cause of wickedness In my opinion money talks and the little people are totally ignored. he went crazy and started spending money like water. intermediate-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 8 Answers Index Money to burn Q1 Money is the root of all evil. (a) rich people speak a lot (c) rich people have too much money (b) rich people have influence (d) rich people are not silent Q3 She's a really happy woman now because for once she's in the money. (a) give money for talking too much (b) take money out of her mouth and be quiet (c) give money for something she says she believes in (d) give money for talking a lot about nothing Q7 If you want to find some help with your project ask him because he's got money to burn. (a) a lot of trouble with your money (c) a lot of time with your money (b) to chase after your money (d) a lot of benefit from your money Q10 She's made it clear that we don't need to worry because money is no object. (a) money is not important (c) money is not clear (b) money is not definite (d) money is not available 25 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . (a) In my circumstances (b) In my opinion (c) In my situation (d) In my time Q5 He has very little to do but he gets well paid and agrees it's money for jam. (a) spending money freely (c) spending money on swimming (b) spending money at sea (d) spending money consistently Q9 When you consider all the advantages you've gained I think you'll admit you had a good run for your money. (a) spending a lot of money (c) got money to spend (b) spending money quickly (d) got a little money Q4 For my money I would sooner go on a cruise than sit all day on the beach.20.

21. intermediate-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 9 Answers Index Go ahead Q1 I'm sorry that looks awful — those two colours don't go together. (a) become flat (b) become rotten (c) become rich (d) become stale Q7 There were so many members of the political party who had gone against the leader that he resigned. (a) take the opportunity soon (c) take the opportunity now (b) take the opportunity fairly (d) take the opportunity slowly Q6 I'm afraid you've left that food too long out of the fridge and now it's gone off. (a) ascend (b) raise (c) increase (d) develop Q10 I'm sorry I interrupted you. (a) felt (b) sensed (c) acted (d) experienced Q3 We won't go into that now but I don't think we can avoid the subject much longer. please go on from where I so rudely stopped you.net . (a) I think often of him (c) I don't think at all of him (b) I think a lot of him (d) I don't think much of him Q5 My advice to you is to make your mind up before it's too late and simply go for it. (a) discuss (b) enter (c) introduce (d) interrupt Q4 He's gone right down in my estimation now that I've heard what he has done to his family. (a) insisted (b) invited (c) apposed (d) opposed Q8 Don't wait for me because I can't come yet so you go ahead and I'll join you later. (a) smash Q2 (b) crash (c) clash (d) hash After what you've gone through. I'm sure you need a holiday. (a) go before me (b) go in front of me (c) go forwards me (d) go by me Q9 If petrol prices go up any more. (a) continue (b) stop (c) speak (d) finish 26 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. I shall have to use a bicycle.

(a) it's no good to me (c) it's not clear to me (b) it's not important to me (d) it's not bad for me Q5 It doesn't matter what you say to her I promise you. remember she has a very thin skin. (a) very thin (b) very old (c) very tired (d) very hungry Q10 They say there's a very rare book in that pile of old books for sale so keep your eyes skinned. the wind was howling and when she heard the knock on the door. (a) was pleased Q2 (b) was terrified (c) was asleep (d) was delighted As they only had a few minutes to get to the station. intermediate-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 10 Answers Index Under my Skin Q1 It was late at night. as it's no skin off my nose.22. (a) she's not affected by criticism (c) she's not devoted to criticism (b) she's not interested in criticism (d) she's not governed by criticism Q6 He looked at her and in the words of Frank Sinatra said: 'I've got you under my skin'. (a) look slowly (b) look easily (c) look quickly (d) look carefully 27 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . she's got a very thick skin. she almost jumped out of her skin. they ran all the way and finally caught the train by the skin of their teeth. (a) pushes me (b) presses me (c) treats me (d) annoys me Q4 I wouldn't do that but you do whatever you like.english-test. (a) just in time (b) just for time (c) just on time (d) just by time Q3 There's something about him I just can't stand and he really gets under my skin. (a) she is very sensible (c) she is very feeling (b) she is very sensitive (d) she is very sensing Q9 I think the horse had been neglected for months and not been given enough to eat because it was just skin and bones. (a) I'm very pleased with you (c) I'm very attracted to you (b) I'm very proud of you (d) I'm very surprised by you Q7 It was simply a case of running away or being killed and we decided to run to save our skins. (a) to stay away (b) to stay dry (c) to stay clear (d) to stay alive Q8 Be very careful what you say to Georgina about her new hairstyle.

23. aren't you? (a) you're exaggerating a bit (c) you're laughing a bit (b) you're joking a little (d) you're describing a little Q3 All right then if you like I'll put my cards on the table. (a) I can hear what you're saying (c) I am listening to you (b) I am listening very carefully (d) I can't hear a word Q5 Well in the first place all the windows are broken. (a) worth worrying about (c) worth looking at (b) worth talking about (d) worth speaking about Q7 Then of course there is that huge crack in one of the outer walls. that'll cost you an arm and a leg to repair. I agree but at the same time it's not the end of the world.net . which is a real pain in the neck. intermediate-11 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 11 Answers Index Home Sweet Home Q1 You must have lost your marbles if you're seriously considering buying that house.english-test. (a) I'll tell you a story (c) I'll tell you something (b) I'll tell you what to do (d) I'll tell you my honest opinion Q4 I'd appreciate that. (a) you're not clear (b) you're not easy (c) you're not clever (d) you're not stupid 28 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) a little money (b) a sum of money (c) some money (d) a lot of money Q8 You have a point but then I can deal with that in the fullness of time. Go on. (a) be serious Q2 (b) be crazy (c) be adventurous (d) be happy If you don't mind me saying so I think you're a bit over the top. (a) a bad ache (b) a serious ache (c) a serious problem (d) a bad shock Q6 Yes. (a) in a little while (b) eventually (c) quite soon (d) sometimes Q9 Finally there's one thing you can't just sweep under the carpet and that is the missing roof! (a) forget (b) remember (c) ignore (d) interpret Q10 I can see there are no flies on you but you must admit it is very cheap. I'm all ears.

I tell you I can't be doing with it. I said. No chance.24. (a) a certain amount (b) a big amount (c) a huge amount (d) a special amount 29 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) rejected (b) refused (c) repeated (d) reclined Q6 I honestly don't know how you do it because personally I couldn't cope.english-test.net . (a) I find it difficult (c) I find it stupid (b) I find it irritating (d) I find it hard Q8 This is now the third time I've had to phone up and complain and I've reached the stage where I can see no end to it. (a) They won't come back (c) They won't do it again Q2 I'm not putting up with that! She must do as I say. intermediate-12 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 12 Answers Index No good Q1 They're not getting away with it! They must pay for what they have done. (a) I don't know where I'm going (c) I don't know why it's happening (b) I don't know what I'm doing (d) I don't know when it will finish Q9 It's no good shouting at me like that — I'm doing the best I can. (a) It's a waste of time (c) It's a waste of money (b) It's a waste of space (d) It's a waste of doing Q10 You'll get yourself in no end of trouble if you persist in refusing to pay those taxes. (a) would be unable to manage (c) would be unable to hold (b) would be unable to stay (d) would be unable to handle Q7 This happens every time I start the engine up. (a) I disagree Q3 (b) I confirm (c) I object (d) I resist (b) They won't succeed (d) They won't go again I made it absolutely clear that he could on no account expect a pay rise this year. (a) Unlikely (b) Improbable (c) Impossible (d) Untrue Q5 We invited her to come to our party in the hope of putting things right but she wouldn't wear it. (a) in this way (b) in some way (c) in that way (d) in no way Q4 They asked me whether I would accept a discount instead of a new machine.

(a) didn't take advantage of the situation (c) didn't take advantage of the fare Q2 (b) didn't take advantage of the opportunity (d) didn't take advantage of the date I'm sorry to tell you that you've burnt your boats now and so you won't be able to go back. (a) accurate (b) active (c) straightforward (d) intelligent 30 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) spend a lot of money (c) spend a lot of effort (b) spend a lot of time (d) spend a lot of energy Q10 Once you've read the instruction book. (a) spoil something (b) spoil anything (c) spoil everything (d) spoil nothing Q5 We were all a bit worried about the new manager because we heard that she liked to run a tight ship. (a) strangers meeting quietly (c) strangers meeting once (b) strangers meeting softly (d) strangers meeting nightly Q8 Sadly it never happened but she was absolutely sure her ship would come in one day and she could buy that house in the country. (a) your current situation cannot be reversed (c) your current situation cannot be retaken (b) your current situation cannot be repeated (d) your current situation cannot be restyled Q3 I told her I understood exactly what she was feeling as we were both after all in the same boat. (a) in a similar case (c) in a similar take (b) in a similar find (d) in a similar situation Q4 No matter how smoothly things are running. (a) she would be famous (b) she would be free (c) she would be happy (d) she would be rich Q9 In view of his change in fortune he decided to push the boat out and hold a big party.net .english-test. (a) very old (b) very neat (c) very fresh (d) very clean Q7 Everybody imagined that there was a big romance between the two of them but it turned out they were merely ships that pass in the night. (a) be well organized (b) be well disposed (c) be well received (d) be well placed Q6 Although they were a couple well into their 80's everything in their house was always shipshape.25. you can always rely on Charlie to rock the boat. you'll probably find it's plain sailing. intermediate-13 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 13 Answers Index On the Water Q1 As usual he left it to the last moment and as a consequence he missed the boat.

intermediate-14 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 14 Answers Index British Idioms Q1 I had quite a shock last night. (a) very thin (b) very mean (c) very fat (d) very poor Q4 And I suppose you didn't panic and were as cool as a cucumber? (a) very bored (b) very calm (c) very rude (d) very stupid Q5 Well I didn't have an axe to grind as far as she's concerned. What I want to know is whether I did the right thing. Funny thing is I asked her out and she didn't bat an eyelid. She was all skin and bone.english-test. (a) a bright light (c) a former girlfriend Q2 I suppose she was the apple of your eye at the time. I ran into an old flame of mine. (a) a straight reason for getting involved (c) a personal reason for getting involved (b) a clever reason for getting involved (d) a simple reason for getting involved Q6 You mean there was no bad blood between the two of you? (a) no hostile feelings (c) no strange feelings (b) no interested feelings (d) no funny feelings Q7 No. (a) not as stupid as she sounded (c) not as tall as she looked (b) not as dangerous as she seemed (d) not as clear as she appeared Q8 Was she going anywhere or was she at a loose end? (a) doing nothing particular (c) doing lots of lazy things (b) doing something special (d) doing many casual things Q9 Not really. not really except she did get angry sometimes but her bark was worse than her bite. (a) your favourite fruit (c) your favourite person Q3 (b) your favourite meal (d) your favourite book (b) a brilliant person (d) sparkling personality Yes. The ball is in your court. (a) You must look out (b) You must decide (c) You must try harder (d) You must accept 31 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.26.net . (a) didn't answer me (c) didn't help me (b) didn't look at me (d) didn't show any reaction Q10 I can't help you there my friend. I suppose she was but she'd changed so.

(a) all alone (b) without heat (c) all ready (d) all cold Q10 You know he won't approve as he always pours cold water on any new ideas. (a) freeze (b) dampen (c) ignore (d) defeat Q3 Unfortunately he breaks into a cold sweat when he sees her. (a) dislikes (b) detracts (c) deceives (d) disapproves of 32 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) shivers (b) turns cold (c) gets lost (d) panics Q4 I'm afraid I'm getting cold feet about this scheme as I'm not sure it's such a good idea. she would always manage to cold shoulder him and turn the other way. (a) unfriendly calls (b) unusual calls (c) unfair calls (d) unwanted calls Q8 You never really know where you are with her as she just blows hot and cold. (a) a suspicious person (b) an impassive person (c) a feeling person (d) a lazy person Q7 Every day we get cold calls on the phone from total strangers trying to sell you something.27. (a) worried about (b) deals about (c) feelings about (d) thoughts about Q5 All right he got some money for his troubles but not very much and really it was cold comfort to him. painful way was really cold-blooded. can't think straight and doesn't know what to do. intermediate-15 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 15 Answers Index Expressions with cold Q1 The way he murdered his victims in a slow. (a) keeps talking (c) keeps changing her mood (b) keeps taking things (d) keeps testing Q9 They refused to let her into their circle of friends and left her out in the cold. (a) without feeling Q2 (b) without sense (c) without heat (d) without warmth Whenever they met. (a) little fuss (b) little peace (c) little consolation (d) little trust Q6 It's difficult to describe him because he doesn't really say or do much he's what you might call a cold fish.english-test.net .

english-test. intermediate-16 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 16 Answers Index Way Idioms Q1 By the way are you thinking of going on holiday? (a) Incidentally Q2 (b) However (c) Naturally (d) Nevertheless If I'm in your way. (a) yield (b) sustain (c) suspect (d) volunteer Q10 She left school and immediately started to make her own way without help from her family. (a) in fights (b) in battle (c) in combat (d) in danger Q8 You'll just have to make a decision. I'll leave the room. (a) often (b) directly (c) frequently (d) occasionally Q7 The army commander was very concerned about his troops and would never allow them to be in harm's way.28. You can't have it both ways. (a) on our trip (b) on our route (c) on our excursion (d) on our crossing Q5 At the moment plans are under way and the work should be finished next year. (a) benefit by cancelling two vertical views (c) benefit by agreeing to two similar views (b) benefit by agreeing to two opposite views (d) benefit by agreeing to two average views Q9 In view of the considerable opposition the members agreed to give way. (a) find her living (b) try her living (c) earn her living (d) hold her living 33 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . (a) I'm confusing you (b) I'm trying you (c) I'm hindering you (d) I'm finding you Q3 Every investor is really pleased because profits are way up this year. (a) have gone up some (c) have gone up moderately (b) have gone up gradually (d) have gone up hugely Q4 As your house is on our way. (a) in progress (b) in the middle (c) in order (d) in control Q6 We don't usually allow refunds but once in a way we agree. we'll give you a lift home if you like.

please (d) Can you come back Your mom is going to come down hard on you if you don't clean your room now.net . (a) happened (b) become a fairy tale (c) surfaced (d) been revealed Q6 A lot of people from the office I work at came down with the flu this past week. (a) was hidden (b) was sheathed (c) was concealed (d) was revealed Q4 Robert Koch was the first person to come up with a medicine to help in the treatment of Tuberculosis. (a) going to go through (b) going to make (c) going to profess (d) going to interpret Q9 I was turning into the left lane when a car came out of nowhere and hit me. (a) eradicate (b) discover (c) vindicate (d) reveal Q5 My dream of having my own house has finally come true. (a) stopped right in front of me (c) spun over (b) suddenly appeared (d) fell off a truck Q10 I need to come to terms with myself. (a) intercedes to (b) interferes to (c) conspires to (d) is because of Q8 When my boss asked me to come to his office this morning. it all comes down to the fact that you don't really care about me. (a) Return it to me (c) Can you repeat that Q2 (b) Speak louder.english-test. intermediate-17 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 17 Answers Index Idioms with come Q1 Come again? Sorry. (a) have a dialogue (c) stop disappointing (b) discuss (d) objectively and entirely confront and understand 34 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) spread (b) dominated (c) got sick with (d) got healed from Q7 In the end. I didn't hear what you said. little did I know I was coming in for some harsh comments.29. (a) reprimand (b) reward (c) exonerate (d) assist Q3 New evidence came to light at the end of the trial.

english-test. (a) ask for money (b) stand up (c) take a big risk (d) lie Q3 I am so mad at my boyfriend. We should try to hook them up. (a) changing (c) confusing (b) challenging (d) bothering and upsetting Q5 I have a feeling in my gut that one of the employees is giving information about his boss to another company. (a) broken (c) ringing constantly (b) cut off (d) ringing every now and then Q10 I think George and Lisa would make a great couple. (a) was thrilled with him (c) was angry with him (b) was annoyed with him (d) was happy for him Q8 It turns me off when guys dont respect my boundaries. (a) trying to hurt her (c) making fun of her Q2 (b) fooling her (d) trying to make her fall Why should she stick her neck out for them? They never helped her with anything. (a) makes me completely lose interest (c) makes me sorry (b) makes me angry (d) regrets me Q9 Ever since Melanie won the Miss Universe Competition.30. It wasn't until she saw the smirk on his face that Andrea noticed he was just pulling her leg. We were supposed to have a date last night at the park but he stood me up. (a) didn't come (c) took me somewhere else (b) forgot (d) pretended he didn't know Q4 It seems like something has been eating at John lately. (a) separate them (c) make them buy one another presents (b) make them hug one another (d) get them together 35 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) moved in together (c) got married (b) went on a honeymoon (d) met each other's parents Q7 Bob's mom jumped down his throat when she saw his report card from school.net . He's just not the same person any more. intermediate-18 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 18 Answers Index Common English Idioms Q1 Tom told Andrea that giant turtles had escaped from the city zoo and were eating only left-handed people. her telephone has been ringing off the hook. (a) strong fear (c) slight hint (b) really strong instinct (d) a lot of proof Q6 Andrew and Ana have been dating each other for so long that I think it's about time they got hitched.

he donated part of it to charitable institutions.net . (a) imminent (c) current (b) remote (d) in someone's possession Q6 Do we have enough people on hand to help us move our stuff into the house? (a) nearby (b) available (c) indisposed (d) confident Q7 The FBI told the local police that their case was off their hands. (a) tossed from one hand to another (c) individually (b) in different directions (d) together 36 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. (a) give her credit (c) give a promotion to her (b) give a present to her (d) forgive her Q9 Honey. intermediate-19 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 19 Answers Index Idioms with Hand Q1 We need to do something about it! This situation is getting out of hand! (a) too big Q2 (b) too organized (c) out of control (d) out of order Now the grandparents have the children on their hands.31. (a) lost by them (c) out of their jurisdiction (b) improvised by them (d) out of their control Q8 Jane Williams is a very good investigative reporter. my company has made money hand over fist! (a) with a lot of struggle (c) poorly (b) at a huge rate (d) distribution Q4 As soon as he laid his hands on all that money. The investigation was now a Federal matter. (a) take to me (b) make a copy of (c) give me (d) find me Q10 Learning a foreign language goes hand in hand with International Business. (a) stole (b) scattered (c) released (d) took possession of Q5 The beginning of a new generation of computer software is at hand. please? It's right next to you on the table. you've got to hand it to her. (a) in their care (b) in trouble (c) spanked (d) to obey them Q3 This last year. can you hand me the car key.

My friend's mom wanted to pay for her daughter's meal. (a) I pay for your meal (c) you let me drive you there (b) you take me with you (d) we divide the costs Q5 So.net . (a) is dangerous (b) is annoying (c) is a flirt (d) is crazy 37 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) snob (b) geek (c) coward (d) chubby boy Q4 I invited a friend to go to a street market by my house where they served some real good Japanese food. as long as we go Dutch next time. (a) been procrastinating (c) extra time (b) to remember what time it is (d) to start right now Q8 Just keep your wig on. intermediate-20 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 20 Answers Index English Idioms and Phrases Q1 You have to raise your voice a little when talking to him.32. (a) rescued from an unwanted situation (c) obligated to comply (b) detained from his duty (d) obliged to cooperate Q10 I would stay away from that guy if I were you. We have no time to lose. but I insisted on paying for both our meals myself. No wonder his classmates were always giving him a hard time. The food cost was cheap and they served a lot of food. (a) stubborn (c) deaf Q2 (b) quiet when he speaks (d) distracted I went to a real nice restaurant yesterday. I had to ask for a doggy bag because I couldn't eat the whole thing.english-test. He's a little hard of hearing. (a) package to store left over food so the person can take it home (c) special order where you get smaller meal sizes (b) dog bowl so you can give the rest of the food to your dog (d) kid's meal Q3 Fabian was a doormat. Everybody is invited! (a) dinner where everybody brings something to eat (c) dinner where only soup is served (b) dinner where everybody chips in (d) dinner where people eat and play games at the same time Q7 I need everybody's help. Everything is going to be alright. yes indeed sir! (a) clean (b) clear (c) messy (d) in position Q6 We are having a pot-luck dinner at Tim's house tomorrow. her mom finally said: Ok. The wedding is tomorrow and we haven't even started with the decorations yet. is everything plain as a pikestaff? Oh. okay? (a) hold your wig so it won't fall off (c) calm down (b) get another hair cut (d) throw a fit Q9 Kyle was saved by the bell when his sister walked in and asked him to take her to ballet practice. he has a screw loose.

(a) be satisfied with (c) go there as soon as possible (b) take great advantage of (d) drawback from Q6 Charity made a scene at the club when she saw her boyfriend dancing with another girl. but it was all just make believe. can you tell Todd to stop making fun of me? (a) mocking (b) lying to (c) flattering (d) flirting with 38 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.. (a) make enough money to pay for expenses (c) meet my family's needs (b) survive (d) make good business Q3 Man's first walk on the moon made history. but something I'm not even expecting always comes up and I have to pay for it. I would make the most of it.english-test. She is an excellent doctor.net . (a) displease people (c) give people great pleasure (b) resent people (d) antipathize people Q5 If I had a chance to go to Paris. (a) was forgotten (c) was unheard of (b) is only talked about in history books (d) was meaningful enough to influence history Q4 You can make people's day just by telling them how important they are to you. George.. Have you made up your mind where you want to go for your internship? (a) decided (b) conjured up (c) told your mom (d) postponed Q8 Now it makes sense to me why you moved out of that house. (a) played a role (b) had a fight (c) hid herself (d) acted like a fool Q7 So. (a) I am intrigued (b) I understand (c) it frustrates me (d) it concerns Q9 Ana finally made it.33. (a) modesty Q2 (b) pretending (c) reality (d) denial I've been working hard for the last few months trying to make ends meet. intermediate-21 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 21 Answers Index Expressions with make Q1 Everybody thought Jane and Elliot were a happy couple. (a) failed (b) receded (c) succeeded (d) blew it Q10 Mom.

(a) a restaurant cheff (c) a chief (b) a potato chip delivery truck driver (d) a waiter Q5 I have always wanted to be an esthetician.34. her bridesmaids went to see a nail technician. (a) a psychologist (b) a social worker (c) a nurse (d) a general surgeon Q7 Bob used to work as a media courier during school summer breaks when he was a kid. (a) check-out clerks (b) door greeters (c) store supervisors (d) grocery baggers Q9 The day before Carol's wedding. (a) a reporter from the school newspaper (c) a newspaper delivery boy (b) a newspaper seller boy (d) a television news announcer Q8 Some places in New York have advertised on the newspaper they needed part-time career associate scanning professionals.english-test. (a) a manager (b) a business partner (c) clerk (d) secretary Q3 Celebrities are usually surrounded by their personal protection specialists. intermediate-22 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 22 Answers Index Double Speak in Job Titles Q1 The school custodian was the main suspect of the girl's disappearance. (a) a professional who designs fake nails (c) a person who sells nails (b) a specialist in nail diseases (d) a manicurist Q10 The meteorologist said on TV that it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow. (a) fans (b) bodyguards (c) lawyers (d) reporters Q4 George is in the food business now. (a) astronomer (c) fortune teller (b) television weatherman (d) TV anchor 39 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) principal Q2 (b) teacher (c) janitor (d) receptionist Linda got a job as an executive assistant in a Law Firm. now he has his own newspaper. (a) a hairdresser (b) a plastic surgeon (c) an artist (d) top model Q6 My mom used to work at a hospital as a patient care assistant.net . He is an Executive Snack Route Consultant.

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English Animal Idioms
Q1 There are times when you must decide and take the bull by the horns. (a) make the right decision (c) make a bold decision Q2 (b) make the wrong decision (d) make a final decision

He leads a dog's life really because his freedom is always curtailed. (a) never knows what to do (c) never goes out (b) sometimes does something wrong (d) never does what he wants

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No-one ever mentions him because he's regarded as the black sheep of the family. (a) the one with a sense of humour (c) the one who is always late (b) the one with a bad reputation (d) the one who never washes

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I shouldn't go outside without a raincoat because it's raining cats and dogs. (a) it's just started to rain (c) it's raining very heavily (b) it's going to rain (d) it's raining a little

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You shouldn't sign there I think he's about to make a monkey out of you. (a) to make a fool of you (c) to make you feel stupid (b) to make you lose money (d) to make you lose interest

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It's a lovely house and very big but nobody uses it so it's a bit of a white elephant. (a) something very beautiful and useful (c) something very cheap and useless (b) something very big and useful (d) something very expensive and useless

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When the business folded, he took the lion's share of the assets. (a) the easiest part (b) the smallest part (c) the biggest part (d) the only part

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Without my glasses I can't see where I'm going in fact I'm as blind as a bat. (a) very short sighted (b) very long sighted (c) very far sighted (d) very clear sighted

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I get very irritated sometimes because they're always up with the lark and I like to lie in. (a) up very easily (b) up very early (c) up very often (d) up very noisily

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Hands on
Q1 The opposition party dismissed the government's proposal out of hand. (a) without further consideration (c) without thinking Q2 (b) with some hesitation (d) with reluctance

Since she started work on the stock exchange she has been making money hand over fist. (a) in moderation (b) in large quantities (c) to a certain extent (d) to some extent

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They have lost all their money and now lead a sort of hand to mouth existence. (a) impoverished (b) simplified (c) leisurely (d) indifferent

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It's no good asking anybody in that shop to help you because they won't lift a finger. (a) show you the way (c) take your order (b) carry your goods (d) do anything at all for you

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In the obituary about the millionaire all his enterprises were listed and it looked as if he had had a finger in every pie. (a) a control over many activities (c) an interference in many activities (b) an involvement in many activities (d) a belief in many activities

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I've just bought a brand new car with all the latest gadgets and quite honestly it has cost me an arm and a leg. (a) a reasonable amount of money (c) a huge amount of money (b) a fair amount of money (d) a good deal of money

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I don't want to have to twist your arm but I hope you realize that your refusal to comply could be harmful. (a) allow you to agree (b) force you to agree (c) beg you to agree (d) ask you to agree

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Have a look at the benefits that the society can offer you and then you may feel like dipping your toe in the water. (a) deciding to try membership straightaway (c) deciding to try membership for a year (b) deciding to try membership quite soon (d) deciding to try membership for a trial

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If you do join a political party then you are expected to toe the line on every occasion. (a) say what you like (c) follow your conscience (b) stick to the rules (d) speak your mind

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Lucky Alex
Q1 Alex had lost a lot of money and as a consequence was feeling down in the dumps. (a) lonely Q2 (b) miserable (c) uncomfortable (d) uneasy

He had given in to a longstanding weakness of his and pinned his hopes on the favourite winning the race. (a) made a wish about (c) made a promise (b) tried his luck with (d) put a lot of faith in

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This horse in all honesty didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning. (a) a chance in a million (c) a chance of success (b) a chance worth taking (d) a chance of a lifetime

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Alex said he had had a dream about the horse winning but most people regarded this story with a pinch of salt. (a) with enthusiasm (b) with caution (c) with care (d) with luck

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What happened was that the stupid animal took fright halfway through the course and without batting an eyelid decided to go back to the start. (a) taking a chance (b) turning round (c) looking (d) worrying at all

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As far as Alex was concerned this was the last straw and he vowed he would never risk money on a horse ever again. (a) the final decision (b) the final moment (c) the final disaster (d) the final occasion

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The trouble was that he didn't have a bean not even enough to pay for the fare home. (a) didn't have a wallet (c) didn't have any change (b) didn't have a penny (d) didn't have a ticket

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He decided he would swallow his pride and try and hitchhike. (a) take his medicine (c) not worry what people thought (b) take no interest in other people (d) forget about himself

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Fortunately it wasn't long before he got a lift with an old man who had a heart of gold and gave him some money. (a) was very generous (b) was very wise (c) was very old (d) was very ill

Q10 He told him to invest it wisely, which Alex did. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his ship came home because he won the jackpot. (a) his mind changed (b) his opinion changed (c) his luck changed (d) his views changed

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How Mary fell in love
Q1 Most people like to come home after work and put their feet up. (a) take their socks off (c) relax Q2 (b) take their shoes off (d) sit down

Mary was exactly the same as everybody else but this particular night she wanted to let her hair down. (a) wash her hair (c) really enjoy herself (b) comb her hair (d) really comb her hair

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She put her favourite CD on and turned it up full blast. (a) to complete volume (b) to exact volume (c) to fine volume (d) to maximum volume

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As soon as she had done that, all hell was let loose. (a) there was loud hum (c) there was a huge noise (b) there was sound of thunder (d) there was an enormous flame

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Her next door neighbour soon got fed up to the back teeth with the noise. (a) grew hungry with (b) grew angry with (c) grew mad about (d) grew very tired of

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He started hammering on the adjoining wall but Mary carried on regardless. (a) took little interest (c) took not the slightest notice (b) took some notice (d) took the most interest

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In the end her neighbour decided to speak his mind. (a) say exactly what he thought (c) say a few words (b) have a chat (d) express a point of view

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Although he had never met her, he was determined to read her the riot act. (a) tell her off (b) tell her a story (c) tell her straight (d) tell her the truth

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Mary opened the door and as soon as they saw each other they fell head over heels in love with each other. (a) quickly (b) utterly (c) easily (d) slowly

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Call it a day
Q1 I take my hat off to all those people who worked hard to get the contract. (a) respect Q2 (b) encourage (c) congratulate (d) welcome

Some of you worked on until the small hours to make it a successful project. (a) it was dark outside (c) it was late in the evening (b) it was early in the morning (d) it was late in the day

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I'm sure sometimes you all wanted to call it a day and go home. (a) stop work (b) start work (c) continue working (d) do it later

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The important thing is that as soon as you saw the advantages, you got your teeth stuck into it. (a) started to eat (c) got very interested in (b) wanted to swallow (d) wanted to digest

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I'm also very proud of the way you stuck to your guns. (a) wouldn't go away (b) wouldn't give up (c) wouldn't shoot (d) wouldn't fire

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There are times in life when it's very important to keep your chin up. (a) be smart (b) be careful (c) be brave (d) be cheerful

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There are of course those who very easily throw in the towel. (a) give up (b) give into (c) give over (d) give out

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We can best describe someone like that as a person who is weak-kneed. (a) having no resolution (c) having no ideas (b) having no support (d) having no legs

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It only remains for me to express my admiration for all those of you who stayed at your posts. (a) waited for your letters (c) remained loyal (b) kept your letters (d) stayed waiting

Q10 I must not forget either all those very important people, without whom none of us could operate, who work behind the scenes. (a) in the dark (b) at the back (c) in the evenings (d) in the background

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Live up to
Q1 Frank was an old soldier and lived through many wars. (a) seen Q2 (b) tasted (c) enjoyed (d) experienced

He had joined the army as a young man because he wanted to live it up a bit. (a) see the world (c) have a good time (b) experience the discipline (d) learn new skills

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He wanted excitement and travel and the army lived up to its reputation. (a) came up to (b) came near to (c) went near (d) went beyond

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He certainly travelled and there was plenty of excitement, which made it possible for him to live out his dream. (a) show (b) find (c) follow (d) name

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He also managed to live off his pay without any problems. (a) put up with (b) exist easily on (c) just get by on (d) take care of

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He lived on the simple food provided by the army. (a) ate only (b) digested (c) consumed (d) just managed

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For some years he lived in because he liked to be among his comrades. (a) stayed in bed (b) stayed in barracks (c) stayed indoors (d) stayed behind

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He never really enjoyed living out. (a) staying in other accommodation (c) staying alone (b) staying away from home (d) waiting outside

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He never did anything wrong and so he didn't have to live down any bad reputation. (a) make others remember (c) make others recall (b) make others forget (d) make others listen

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advanced-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 7 Answers Index English Grammar Prepositions Q1 What are you up to? (a) trying now Q2 What are you into? (a) capable of Q3 I'm off on Monday. (a) It's your opportunity (c) It's your time (b) It's your moment (d) It's your turn Q6 Are you in on Tuesdays? (a) at home (b) in touch (c) in the house (d) in the area Q7 I'm certainly up for it.41. (a) completely taken with (c) in complete agreement with (b) wholly interested in (d) in complete satisfaction with Q9 I'm through with that company. (a) searching for (b) looking for (c) aiming for (d) trying for 46 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) completed with (b) finished with (c) tired of (d) sick of Q10 I'm after a new car. (a) willing to try (b) ready to take (c) wanting a chance (d) keen to go Q8 You should know that I'm all for it.net .english-test. (a) having a holiday Q4 (b) having an extra day (c) having a long day (d) having a short day (b) proud of (c) familiar with (d) interested in (b) doing now (c) achieving now (d) starting now Are you in on the latest developments? (a) kept informed about (b) kept attached to (c) kept told about (d) kept written to Q5 You're on next.

(a) under an illusion (b) under a dream (c) under a cloud (d) under a delusion Q6 It was a total mystery as apparently there was neither rhyme nor reason why he did it.net . advanced-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 8 Answers Index From Shakespeare originally Q1 When he heard that he had lost his job. (a) stopped working (b) stopped trying (c) stopped flying (d) stopped turning Q5 You're living in a fool's paradise if you think they're going to pay you for nothing. (a) no logical reason (c) no particular reason (b) no real reason (d) no special reason Q7 There is clearly a sea change in the way people now look at crime today. (a) a little change (b) a huge change (c) a fine change (d) a small change Q8 They looked everywhere for the lost passport but it seems to have vanished into thin air. (a) friendly (b) happy (c) easy (d) casual Q3 She had got herself in a pickle by trying to please everyone at the same time. he always demands his pound of flesh. (a) disappeared slowly (c) disappeared completely (b) disappeared gradually (d) disappeared quickly Q9 When it comes to a crisis.42. (a) total recompense (b) total satisfaction (c) total agreement (d) total acceptance 47 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. Charles is a tower of strength. (a) very tall (b) very reliable (c) very strong (d) very trusting Q10 Whenever he has been treated badly. (a) a lot of help Q2 (b) some help (c) a little help (d) little help The selection of candidates was done in a hit or miss manner so that nobody knew why they were chosen. (a) into confusion (b) into trouble (c) into difficulties (d) into problems Q4 I'm afraid that my poor old car has finally breathed its last. it was cold comfort to learn that he could keep his car.

that's water under the bridge now. (a) feels uncomfortable (b) feels dry (c) feels thirsty (d) feels silly Q6 Don't ever lend him money. advanced-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 9 Answers Index Water Expressions Q1 Charlie's in hot water again. he spends it like water. (a) an embarrassing situation (c) a serious situation (b) a stupid situation (d) a strange situation Q5 He is like a fish out of water whenever he goes to a party. (a) float (b) be practical (c) stay up (d) sink Q10 He'll be all right soon because any criticism is usually like water off a duck's back to him.43. she simply throws cold water on it. he forgot to lock up last night. (a) washes it completely (c) cleans it completely (b) discourages it completely (d) drowns it completely Q4 You must realize the gravity of the situation because you are in deep water now. (a) very slowly (b) very often (c) very freely (d) very carefully Q7 We think in the present circumstances the best policy is to tread water for a while. (a) take sudden steps (c) take little action (b) take quick decisions (d) take firm action Q8 My original plan has been so watered down that I don't recognize it now. I'm afraid.english-test. (a) in the bath Q2 (b) very wet (c) in the shower (d) in trouble Forget it. (a) of no importance (b) of some importance (c) of great importance (d) of such importance 48 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) best forgotten (b) best learnt (c) best understood (d) best remembered Q3 That's always the trouble if she doesn't like it. (a) reduced in importance (c) made more fluid (b) increased in size (d) made much clearer Q9 Your ideas are usually sound but this one won't hold water.net .

I suggest you hang on for a bit longer. Dogs and Ducks Q1 You will be in a very difficult situation now that he's let the cat out of the bag. (a) is having a good time (c) is losing its standards (b) is becoming lazy (d) is becoming weaker Q7 If you're unsure about which way the cat is going to jump. (a) out of the way (b) out of favour (c) out of order (d) out of trouble Q10 As so many people are coming to a party at their house. (a) in a nervous state (c) in a hurried state (b) in a delighted state (d) in a hilarious state 49 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) how much it will cost (c) how you can succeed (b) when your turn comes (d) what will happen next Q8 There is no need to apologize about your remarks as I can assure you it's like water off a duck's back to me. (a) a bird with no wings (c) a steady aim (b) a ready target (d) a sick animal Q4 I'm afraid he didn't take my advice and they made him look a complete fool because he was unrepared and he ended up a dead duck. they're running around preparing food like scalded cats. (a) leave the dogs alone (c) not say any more (b) not touch the dogs (d) keep away from the dogs Q3 Remember if you go into that meeting without being prepared with some answers. I would not raise the subject again and my best advice is to let sleeping dogs lie. (a) told a story Q2 (b) let the animal go (c) revealed the truth (d) told a lie If I were you. you will simply be a sitting duck. (a) the lazy person (c) the slow person (b) the inefficient person (d) the wrong person Q6 The older generation always maintains that in their day things were better and nowadays the country is going to the dogs. (a) a person with no feelings (c) a person with no future (b) a person with no problems (d) a person with no ideas Q5 Mind you as I have said many times before I don't know how he's lasted so long in the job because he's always been the lame duck in the team.44.english-test. advanced-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 10 Answers Index Cats. (a) of some concern (b) of a little concern (c) of little concern (d) of less concern Q9 Once more he is in the doghouse but I couldn't possibly tell you why.net .

(a) at a deficit (b) at a disadvantage (c) at a problem (d) at a difficulty Q6 I'm afraid that kind of humour is totally lost on him so you'll have to explain it more simply.45. (a) behaved strangely (b) behaved foolishly (c) behaved oddly (d) behaved quietly 50 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) loses good looks Q2 (b) loses photos (c) loses respect (d) loses expressions At the crucial moment the climber lost her nerve and had to be brought down the mountain. (a) losing its time (c) losing its votes (b) losing its opinion (d) losing its advantage Q4 There was a time when everybody would believe her totally but after this episode I'm afraid she's losing her touch. (a) without effect (b) without reason (c) without sense (d) without impression Q7 After only a few weeks as a teacher of very badly behaved children she realized she was losing her grip.english-test. (a) became excited (b) became concerned (c) became scared (d) became upset Q3 The latest opinion polls show that the government is losing ground to the opposition party.net . advanced-11 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 11 Answers Index Losing It Q1 The one thing a public figure hates is when he loses face in front of all his admirers. (a) I now can't follow the answer (c) I now can't follow the reason (b) I now can't follow the point (d) I now can't follow the reasoning Q10 After the traffic accident she lost her head and drove the car into a brick wall. (a) losing her point (b) losing her purpose (c) losing her control (d) losing her feelings Q8 He suddenly started shouting and screaming and people could plainly see that he had lost his cool. (a) become angry (b) become rude (c) become stupid (d) become loud Q9 I've tried very hard indeed to understand your argument step by step but I must confess I've now lost the thread. (a) losing her skill (b) losing her mind (c) losing her contact (d) losing her friends Q5 Under the new pay agreement many employees feel that they are losing out on allowances.

english-test. (a) extremely excited (b) extremely worried (c) extremely angry (d) extremely depressed Q10 They were very lucky they didn't get themselves killed because they came within a hair's breadth of falling down the mountain. (a) behave informally (b) behave noisily (c) behave easily (d) behave fully Q4 When I opened the door and saw this white figure in front of me. advanced-12 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 12 Answers Index Splitting Hairs Q1 We told him to keep his hair on because he was getting angrier and angrier. (a) seen little of him (c) not seen him at all (b) seen him once or twice (d) not seen much of him Q8 Don't worry if she doesn't say much because she says she's having a bad hair day. (a) she's experiencing a lot of problems (c) she's doing too much (b) she's discovering horrible things (d) she's been eating too much Q9 I was really scared when I saw him because he was tearing his hair out about the new management decision.net . she just walked out of the office without turning a hair. (a) upset me (b) disappointed me (c) terrified me (d) surprised me Q5 After the boss had given her the sack. (a) pulls my hair (b) terrifies me (c) criticizes me (d) irritates me Q3 Now that he's passed his exams and got his qualifications he's decided to let his hair down. (a) showing some feeling (c) showing a little feeling (b) showing no feeling at all (d) showing a lot of feeling Q6 Quite frankly you're splitting hairs.46. (a) very near to (b) very nearer to (c) very nearly to (d) very next to 51 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. it really made my hair stand on end. (a) to stand still Q2 (b) to remain calm (c) to speak quietly (d) to sit down I can't really explain it but the moment she walks into the room and asks me a question she gets in my hair. Does it matter whether it's the past simple or the perfect tense? (a) arguing about small points (c) aruing about grammar (b) arguing about tenses (d) arguing about grammatical points Q7 I saw him last November and since then I have seen neither hide nor hair of him.

(a) spotless (b) pure (c) tidy (d) neat 52 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) lost his shoes (b) fell over his shoes (c) ran away quickly (d) picked up his shoes Q9 At the end of a lengthy police investigation he emerged as squeaky clean.english-test. (a) well mannered (b) trustworthy (c) punctual (d) tidy Q7 I was taken to the cleaners well and truly last week: I saw the same computer for sale today at half the price I paid. (a) totally clean (b) totally free (c) totally tired (d) totally innocent Q10 After several hours of cleaning the children had made the kitchen clean as a whistle before their parents came home. (a) confirm it was satisfactory (c) believe it was clean Q2 (b) decide it was hygienic (d) agree it was organized Now that all the problems have been sorted out he is able to go back to work with a clean slate. (a) lost some money (b) lost a lot of money (c) lost too much money (d) lost more money Q8 We tried to catch the thief who'd snatched the handbag but he showed us a clean pair of heels.47. (a) she was willing (b) she was busy (c) she was innocent (d) she was careful Q5 With the appointment of a new director it was decided to make a clean sweep and create a new board of governors. (a) making no more mess (c) making a fresh start (b) making things clean (d) making things up Q3 After a great deal of questioning he decided to come clean and tell the truth. (a) remove all obstacles (c) remove all symbols (b) remove all chairs (d) remove all problems Q6 Some of the members of the board are under some suspicion but he is regarded as Mr Clean. advanced-13 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 13 Answers Index Squeaky Clean Q1 The auditors made a thorough check on all aspects of the company and decided to give it a clean bill of health. (a) agree (b) decide (c) admit (d) confess Q4 The enquiry into allegations of fraud against the minister proved in the end that her hands were clean.net .

english-test.48. remember mum's the word. (a) let me know (b) let me hear (c) let me go (d) let me tell Q9 I can only repeat that I want you to wait until Tuesday before you tell her.net . (a) recommendation (b) gossip (c) hearsay (d) sayings Q6 You can see that he's deeply in love with her because he hangs on her every word. (a) listens silently to everything she says (c) listens quickly to everything she says (b) listens eagerly to everything she says (d) listens quietly to everything she says Q7 From the word go we could tell at the interview she was the ideal candidate for the job. say the word. advanced-14 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 14 Answers Index Word of Mouth Q1 I give you my word it will never happen again. (a) do what they like (b) do what they say (c) say what they do (d) do what they want Q5 They spend very little on advertising and tend to get new work through word of mouth. (a) say Q2 (b) speak (c) promise (d) agree She had to eat her words when it turned out that she had chosen the wrong horse in the race. (a) admit she was hungry (c) admit she was sorry (b) admit she was thirsty (d) admit she was wrong Q3 They had words last night so be prepared for miserable faces this morning. (a) said what I wanted to hear (c) said what I wanted to know (b) said what I wanted to say (d) said what I wanted to learn 53 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) don't tell mum (c) don't say anything (b) don't speak aloud (d) don't answer anything Q10 I couldn't agree with you more. (a) fought (b) shouted (c) quarrelled (d) screamed Q4 You can always rely on that company because they keep their word whatever happens. (a) Quickly (b) Suddenly (c) Straightaway (d) Clearly Q8 Remember as soon as you feel able to continue with walk. to be honest you've taken the words out of my mouth.

(a) finding it difficult without friends (c) finding it difficult without support (b) finding it difficult without help (d) finding it difficult without money Q3 He really must start eating properly because at the moment he's as thin as a rake.english-test.net . (a) quickly in large numbers (c) quickly in small numbers (b) slowly in small numbers (d) slowly in large numbers Q7 You'll be lucky if you get more than two words out of him because I'm afraid he's as thick as two short planks. (a) whatever the times (c) whatever the day (b) whatever the climate (d) whatever the difficulties 54 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) difficult to see (b) difficult to find (c) difficult to know (d) difficult to pay Q5 Although he only asked me to lend him EUR 5. (a) going crazy Q2 (b) going mad (c) going bald (d) going deaf She lost her job last year and since then she's been having a thin time of it. advanced-15 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 15 Answers Index Expressions and idioms with thin Q1 He worries too much about his appearance and now he says he's going thin on top. (a) very clever (b) very friendly (c) very careful (d) very cautious Q9 In view of the way she behaved I thought it was a bit thick when she asked him to apologize to her. (a) more than I could wish (c) more than I could stand (b) more than I could believe (d) more than I could follow Q10 There are certain members in the party who will stand by their leader through thick and thin. I could see this was the thin end of the wedge. (a) very thin (b) very tired (c) very sleepy (d) very light Q4 If you know of a good plumber. replies have been coming in thick and fast. let me know as they're a bit thin on the ground around here.49. (a) very quiet (b) very slow (c) very wooden (d) very stupid Q8 They've settled their argument at long last and now they're as thick as thieves. (a) start of something financial (c) start of something worse (b) start of something easy (d) start of something difficult Q6 Since we put that advertisement in the local newspapers.

(a) exaggerate (b) irritate (c) antagonize (d) magnify Q7 For the first time in ages I actually slept like a top last night. he simply blew his top. (a) stay with (b) keep to (c) add to (d) get to Q9 Her mother was very snobbish and didn't like the idea of her daughter marrying someone who was not out of the top drawer. (a) as quickly as possible (c) as clearly as possible (b) as freely as possible (d) as loudly as possible Q3 Off the top of my head I would say it's going to cost more than twice what you have budgeted for. (a) of great wealth (c) of considerable education (b) of high social standing (d) of great intellectual ability Q10 It had been a terrible day for him and when he learned finally that he had lost his job.english-test. (a) very quickly (b) very slowly (c) very often (d) very soundly Q8 Students usually take on paid employment during the vacation to top up their grants.net . (a) losing his hair (c) losing his popularity Q2 (b) losing his memory (d) losing his strength When the accident happened. (a) the most arrogant person (c) the most important person (b) the most popular person (d) the most unusual person Q5 Since she won the lottery last week she's been feeling on top of the world. advanced-16 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 16 Answers Index Expressions with Top Q1 He's always worried about his appearance and now he's concerned because he's going thin on top.50. (a) lost his temper (b) lost his nerve (c) lost his courage (d) lost his respect 55 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) At a careful calculation (c) At a near calculation (b) At a simple calculation (d) At a rough calculation Q4 It's certainly not difficult to see who's top dog around here theses days. (a) very proud (b) very happy (c) very excited (d) very wealthy Q6 Many politicians like to impress the votes but a few of them go over the top sometimes in their speeches. all he could think about was attracting attention and he started calling out at the top of his voice.

(a) speaks softly (c) speaks condescendingly (b) speaks quickly (d) speaks continuously Q5 In contrast to her husband she's a very down-to-earth sort of person who manages to control his wild ideas. (a) began slowly to consider (c) began seriously to consider (b) began easily to consider (d) began frankly to consider Q3 As soon as they heard the news that one of their fellow workers had been given the sack. (a) in America (b) in China (c) in Australia (d) in India 56 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) has been overtaken (b) has been confirmed (c) has been wasted (d) has been confused Q8 You can use special symbols in your emails if you want to show you're down in the mouth. (a) went home (b) stopped working (c) stopped talking (d) worked slowly Q4 She always talks down to me as if I'm not worth consideration.51. advanced-17 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 17 Answers Index Down to Earth Q1 Poor Charlie has been down in the dumps since he learned that he's lost his job. (a) your responsibility (b) your concern (c) your turn (d) your thought Q10 They've had enough of the bad climate and high taxes here and have gone to live down under.net . (a) miserable Q2 (b) angry (c) furious (d) uneasy I think we've had our fun and now it's time we got down to the idea of earning some money. they all downed tools. (a) cynical (b) boring (c) clever (d) practical Q6 He's certainly picked himself up since we last saw him when he was clearly down-at-heel.english-test. (a) decided (b) definite (c) deflated (d) depressed Q9 Let's put it like this — you made the decision and so it's down to you as to what happens next. (a) loudly dressed (b) shabbily dressed (c) strangely dressed (d) oddly dressed Q7 I invested all my money in that failed company and now I find my whole investment has gone down the drain.

(a) didn't talk much about (c) didn't hear much from (b) didn't see much of (d) didn't think much of Q7 We knew that he was dishonest but we didn't imagine he would sink so low as to steal from his own family. (a) benefits (b) stages (c) decreases (d) changes 57 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) reduced (b) quick (c) special (d) fixed Q10 If you invest in the financial markets you must expect the lows as well as the highs in the income.english-test. (a) information Q2 (b) history (c) numbers (d) account It's the fashion now to write the first letter of your name not in capitals but in lower case. (a) tidy letters (b) tiny letters (c) small letters (d) few letters Q3 She's usually very fit and healthy and that's why we were surprised to learn she was laid low. it was clear he had a low opinion of the country's leader.net . (a) rather angry (b) rather depressed (c) rather uneasy (d) rather strange Q9 I recommend you take out your loan now to take advantage of the low interest rate.52. (a) behave so disgracefully (c) behave so clearly (b) behave so stupidly (d) behave so fully Q8 We wanted to cheer you up as we'd heard you were feeling a bit low. (a) keep out of the shops (c) keep out of the rain (b) keep away from the public (d) keep out of the show Q5 In the 19th century in big houses the people who lived below stairs were the servants. advanced-18 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 18 Answers Index Expressions with low Q1 If you like. (a) under the floor (b) at the bottom (c) in the basement (d) under the stairs Q6 From the critical comments the journalist was making. (a) tired (b) serious (c) unhappy (d) unwell Q4 On account of his unpopularity the politician decided to lie low for a few weeks. I can give you a summary and the low-down when we next meet.

53.english-test. they didn't hesitate and drove hotfoot to the hospital. (a) very silly (b) very happy (c) very angry (d) very loud Q10 The one thing you mustn't do is be late because the boss is very hot on punctuality. (a) strange situation (b) delicate situation (c) grand situation (d) big situation Q5 Whenever there was a hot spot that needed covering. (a) selling very slowly (c) selling very strangely (b) selling very often (d) selling very well Q8 In order to provide training for the staff in the department everyone had to do a turn in the hot seat. advanced-19 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 19 Answers Index Hot expressions Q1 They just sit around. (a) very quickly (b) on horseback (c) in a sports car (d) by taxi Q3 He can never wait for the next issue of his favourite magazine and likes to get a copy that's hot off the press. discuss nothing in particular and just produce a lot of hot air. (a) in danger (b) in security (c) in trouble (d) in force Q7 Have you seen that long queue outside the supermarket? Whatever they're selling is going like hot cakes. (a) nice and clean (b) not cold (c) smells good (d) just printed Q4 I'm not quite sure how to handle the problem at the moment as it's not easy to explain a sort of hot potato. (a) experience responsibility (c) experience hard work (b) experience pleasure (d) experience boredom Q9 I thought he was going to burst with anger because he was getting very hot under the collar. (a) dry heat Q2 (b) funny remarks (c) empty talk (d) simple facts As soon as they heard the news.net . the paper always sent their most experienced reporter. (a) warm zone (b) sunny zone (c) foreign zone (d) war zone Q6 He'd only been in his new job three days when he found himself in hot water for something he'd done wrong. (a) strict about (b) funny about (c) worried about (d) good about 58 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.

net . she found she could do what she liked and be as free as air.54. he was able to lift the carriage up and let the trapped man out. (a) totally dependable (b) totally still (c) totally motionless (d) totally stiff Q10 As he was as strong as a horse.english-test. (a) spotty (b) spotted (c) spotting (d) spotless Q7 The one thing you could be sure of was that he would not behave in a normal way he was in fact as daft as a brush.. he saw there was no air in one tyre that was as flat as a pancake. as Q1 After a good night's sleep she woke feeling as fresh as a daisy. (a) a little flat (b) completely flat (c) slightly flat (d) practically flat Q5 The baby sitter had no problem with the children because they were as good as gold the whole evening.. (a) quiet and still Q2 (b) bright and cheerful (c) nice and clean (d) sure and confident It was a serious operation but he made a complete recovery and was soon as fit as a fiddle. (a) very quiet (b) well spoken (c) well behaved (d) very clean Q6 He wanted to make sure that his car looked good and so he made sure it was as clean as a whistle before he sold it. (a) completely swept (b) completely mad (c) completely brushed (d) completely strange Q8 We really didn't expect to see him at all that night but then suddenly he appeared as large as life. advanced-20 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 20 Answers Index Comparisons with as . (a) very agile (b) very strong (c) very short (d) very small 59 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) in careful health (b) in easy health (c) in quiet health (d) in good health Q3 When she left school. (a) totally free (b) quite free (c) almost free (d) somewhat free Q4 Suddenly the car leant to one side and when he got out.. (a) looking big (b) looking fat (c) in person (d) in fact Q9 You could always rely on her because in any situation she stayed as steady as a rock.

(a) not really progressing (c) not really processing (b) not really proceeding (d) not really professing Q3 The shock was so great it made your hair stand up on end. he's just making waves. (a) exercising (b) energizing (c) exaggerating (d) entertaining Q6 We've lost a lot of money and have little income and so we're finding it difficult to make ends meet. he's simply making a mountain out of a molehill.english-test. (a) come straight to the point (c) come straight to the road (b) come straight to the end (d) come straight to the angle Q8 It seems a sound project with potential and so I advise you to make a pitch for it. (a) examine (b) contribute (c) convene (d) survive Q7 I'll make no bones about it and tell you exactly what I think. I would stop worrying about it and simply make hay while you can. (a) consoled you (b) controlled you (c) freed you (d) frightened you Q4 I reckon when they sold that lovely big house it must have made them a mint. (a) provided them with a huge bucket of money (c) provided them with a huge box of money (b) provided them with a huge sum of money (d) provided them with a huge tin of money Q5 Ignore his comments it's not really that bad. (a) making a fuss (b) making a noise (c) making a sound (d) making a story 60 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-21 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 21 Answers Index Expressions with make Q1 Their big ambition in life was to choose the right moment to sell their shares ad then make a killing.net . (a) make a suggestion for it (c) make an offer for it (b) make an idea for it (d) make a throw for it Q9 If I were you.55. (a) have humour (b) have fun (c) have comic (d) have sense Q10 Don't take too much notice of what he's saying. (a) take it easy Q2 (b) make plans (c) make a lot of money (d) make schemes They've tried hard to increase their profits in the business but so far are making little headway.

56. (a) she made a good impression (c) she fell over on stage (b) she forgot her lines (d) she gave an embarrassing performance Q7 It was a bit like teaching his grandmother to suck eggs when the young director was showing the veteran actress how to act.net . (a) did force him (b) did enable him (c) did encourage him (d) did send him Q3 You've always stood by him in all his bad habits but underneath I think he's a bad egg. (a) a special account (b) a savings account (c) a full account (d) a money account Q9 We all advised him to make sure he got payment and didn't take eggs for money. (a) to have lots of ideas (c) to rely on just one scheme (b) to overload your basket (d) to carry too many things Q6 She wasn't really successful in her first stage play. (a) looking foolish (b) looking serious (c) looking dirty (d) looking old Q5 You've got to learn to diversify and not put all your eggs in one basket. The result was he ended up with egg on his face. (a) smelly person (b) worthless person (c) difficult person (d) stupid person Q4 First he agreed and then he disagreed. advanced-22 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 22 Answers Index Egg expressions Q1 I'm pretty certain but perhaps I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm as sure as eggs is eggs. (a) accept just a note for money (c) accept just a promise of money (b) accept just a business card for money (d) just a handshake for money Q10 You'll need all your tact in this situation and you'll have to tread on eggs. In fact you could say she laid an egg. (a) teaching someone who was more experienced than he (c) teaching someone who was more stupid than he (b) teaching someone who was younger than he (d) teaching someone who was more willing than he Q8 They told her to put some money aside each month so she would have a little nest egg. (a) fairly sure Q2 (b) quite sure (c) reasonably sure (d) absolutely sure I know you didn't exactly push him into accepting the offer but you must admit you did egg him on.english-test. (a) be very quiet (b) be very sensitive (c) be very sleepy (d) be very athletic 61 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.

(a) There's a possibility (c) It's not impossible (b) It's not possible (d) It's impossible Q4 We haven't seen him for ages but he turns up once in a blue moon. (a) He seriously contemplates (c) He seriously wonders (b) He seriously ponders (d) He seriously believes Q7 We thought it would all go off very well but in the end it turned out to be a damp squib. (a) let me go across (c) let me carry on listening (b) let me listen to you (d) let me finish speaking Q3 There's no saying you couldn't pass your exam if you really tried.net .57.english-test. (a) eat too quickly (b) speak too quickly (c) lose your way (d) lose your temper Q10 It's like talking to a brick wall because you never get an answer from her. (a) wet thing (b) failure (c) lot of rain (d) complaint Q8 I know you're keen but I don't want you to jump the gun. Just relax. advanced-23 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 23 Answers Index Idioms with prepositions Q1 It's a far cry from those days long ago when you could leave your front door unlocked. (a) there's nobody there (c) there's a lot there (b) there's something there (d) there's anything there 62 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) fire the bullet (b) shoot the target (c) start too soon (d) shoot too soon Q9 Count to ten before you say anything and don't blow your top. (a) very painful (b) almost impossible (c) almost damaging (d) very hurtful Q6 He's got it into his head that we think he's stupid but we really don't. (a) very rarely (b) sometimes (c) occasionally (d) frequently Q5 It's like hitting your head against a brick wall trying to get him to see sense because he takes no notice. (a) a long shout away Q2 (b) a long time since (c) a long way before (d) a long time before I wish you would stop talking and hear me out.

(a) really annoying (b) really rough (c) really crude (d) really strong Q7 To be honest he leads a dog's life because he works all the time and has no friends. (a) very quickly (b) very soundly (c) very noisily (d) very badly Q10 Before the meeting officially starts I'd like to flag up one or two points.net . (a) make a step (b) make an effort (c) make a start (d) make a try Q5 We've had a lovely time and walked a long way but I think it's time to call it a day. (a) make things go wrong (c) make things go quickly (b) make things go slowly (d) make things go right Q3 He tried and tried and tried but in the end he decided the time had come to throw in the towel. (a) stop running (b) stop looking (c) stop laughing (d) stop trying Q4 My advice is to stop worrying about it and put your best foot forward. (a) halt (b) cease (c) stop (d) end Q6 I just can't open this tin at all and I always find this type of container a pain in the neck. (a) commit a fast blunder (c) commit a social blunder (b) commit an easy blunder (d) commit a sociable blunder Q9 That sort of joke never makes people laugh and on this occasion it went down like a lead balloon.58. (a) saying how fit he is (c) saying how clever he is Q2 (b) saying how healthy he is (d) saying how tall he is You can always rely on him to throw a spanner in the works and suddenly everything stops. (a) finish (b) mention (c) tell (d) say 63 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) a lazy life (b) a miserable life (c) an eager life (d) a long life Q8 The one thing you can be sure of is that whatever the situation she'll put her foot in it and embarrass everyone.english-test. advanced-24 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 24 Answers Index Idioms with phrasal verbs Q1 You certainly couldn't call him modest because he's always blowing his own trumpet.

net . advanced-25 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 25 Answers Index Mark Idioms Q1 He's not really doing anything serious at the moment because he's just marking time until he finds a proper job. get ready. they missed some of the good bargains. (a) attend me carefully (c) understand me carefully (b) listen to me carefully (d) follow me carefully Q3 The dancers were marked down in the competition because the man fell over half way through. start. (a) ready in the queue (c) be first in the queue (b) aware in the queue (d) be along in the queue Q5 When you look back over her lifetime you can see that she will have made her mark. (a) not sure on time (b) not clear on time (c) not fine on time (d) not ready on time Q10 Pay attention. The race is about to begin. (a) be seen (b) be remembered (c) be noted (d) be told Q6 From an early age he was marked out to become leader of his party.english-test.59. (a) irrelevant (b) disregarding (c) distasteful (d) disturbing Q9 As they were very slow off the mark. (a) of a fair standard (c) of a high standard (b) of a reasonable standard (d) of a hard standard Q8 Take no notice of what he said because his comments are beside the mark. (a) lost marks (b) failed marks (c) took marks (d) caught marks Q4 There wasn't much time to waste and in order to secure a place. On your marks. you had to be quick off the mark. (a) created (b) fostered (c) treated (d) destined Q7 They were very fussy about their products and any item not up to the mark was discarded. (a) Try prepared (b) Act prepared (c) Be prepared (d) Go prepared 64 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) waiting for the right start (c) waiting for the right opportunity Q2 (b) waiting for the easy life (d) waiting for the easy start You mark my words you do as I say and you'll be all right.

(a) reduce (b) boost (c) raise (d) hike Q3 Nowadays. (a) uneconomical (b) priceless (c) inexpensive (d) overpriced 65 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) bankrupt (b) broken (c) not available (d) stacked Q8 Excuse me. advanced-26 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 26 Answers Index Retail Sales Expressions Q1 I went to BuyLots and bought a computer on hire purchase. (a) a forfeit (b) a reimburse (c) a fine (d) a retain Q9 Melinda bought a Plasma TV with a one year warranty. They are out of stock. They don't fit me. Have a nice day! (a) received (b) withdrawn (c) purchased (d) mailed Q7 My son would love to have a Buzz Lightmonth toy for his birthday. (a) record (b) proof of purchase (c) profit (d) coupon Q5 When I first moved to the USA and didn't have a bank account. — Sorry.60. your product will be shipped in 1 to 2 business days. lots of people purchase products over the Internet. (a) payment in cash Q2 (b) discount payment (c) payment plan (d) price increase The best time to go shopping in the USA is the day after Thanksgiving.english-test. I used money orders to pay my rent. (a) order of payment issued by a bank (c) personal check (b) dollar bills (d) debit card Q6 Thanks for buying at Build-a-Monster. sir. I would like my money back on these shoes. Do you have any at your store? — Sorry. please. ma'am. (a) guarantee (b) invalidation (c) vintage (d) release Q10 Mr. ma'am. because all stores mark down their prices. Thompson only buys things that are in a sale.net . We can't do that. (a) sell (b) give away (c) buy (d) ship Q4 It's really important to keep a receipt of the products you buy in case you need to return or exchange them.

english-test. deep cut Q10 If Randy doesn't get with it. (a) angry (b) happy (c) physically unhealthy Q3 Johnny has a really big mouth. (a) got drunk (b) went to sleep (c) got up early Q8 The class went bonkers as soon as the teacher left the room. (a) become aware of his situation (c) anger his professors (b) get together with his friends soon 66 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I'm going to ace the exam tomorrow. (a) talkative nature and doesn't keep secrets well (c) large smile (b) big appetite Q4 Our manager made a big stink about the slight decrease in sales last month. he'll fail the entire school year. You can't tell him anything or the whole world will know about it. (a) acted in a wild. (a) spent all of his money (b) ripped all of his money (c) saved all of his money Q6 Kathy was ready to blow a fuse when she found out someone stole her patent idea.net . (a) blow out a candle (b) go to the fuse box (c) lose her temper Q7 The college students went out to a club last night and got bombed because the school year ended. (a) milk bottle (b) bruise (c) large. crazy manner (c) went to work (b) went to sleep Q9 Christie fell down and got a boo-boo on her arm so she cried until her mother picked her up. advanced-27 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 27 Answers Index American Slang Words (1) Q1 I feel really good about this class. (a) large party (b) big fuss (c) big meal Q5 Richard received a large inheritance last year but he blew all of his money on silly things and now he's broke.61. (a) fail Q2 (b) do well or excel in (c) play cards during His mom was really bent out of shape because he got home late last night.

(a) stingy (b) showy (c) depressed Q8 We went to the Grand Buffet this past weekend. Now. (a) eat a lot (b) spend a lot (c) drive fast Q9 Don't let him con you. She always looks so bummed. advanced-28 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 28 Answers Index American Slang Words (2) Q1 Lauren moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. Can I borrow a buck? (a) female deer Q3 (b) male duck (c) dollar (b) an inheritance settlement Rowan is really depressed about the break-up. she's working as a waitress and waiting for a lucky break. (a) get a suntan (b) get some money (c) get some sleep Q7 He'll never go for that. He's only using you because he wants you to give him some money. I'll call you tomorrow. They have really good food and I can't wait to chow down. (a) forced him to clean the benches (c) forced him to be a cheerleader (b) forced him to sit and watch the game Q5 I can't wait for our vacation next month. It's too expensive and he's so chintzy. I'm going home to catch some z's. (a) sad and apathetic (b) happy (c) furious Q4 Jeff really wanted to play at the basketball game last night but his coach benched him for bad behavior this past week.net . He sits in front of the TV all night long.english-test. I'm going to sit on the beach to catch some rays. (a) a broken limb (c) a great opportunity to further her career Q2 I don't have any money on me. (a) go for a swim (b) get a drink (c) get a suntan Q6 I'm so tired. (a) a lazy person (b) an active person (c) a funny person 67 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) swindle or manipulate (b) teach (c) humor Q10 Dean has turned into such a coach potato.62.

It's always dead.63. (a) sexually explicit (c) unclean with many untidy scenes (b) violent Q9 Karen ditched her little sister so we could go to the year-end party. (a) no money (b) long trousers or pants (c) a lot of money Q8 That movie was really dirty. He has deep pockets. (a) smash that bottle Q2 (b) open that bottle (c) buy that bottle Sally had poor study habits so she had to cram for her chemistry exam.net . Now. (a) lose to (b) defeat (c) tie Q5 The food was so good. (a) good with great benefits (b) difficult and stressful (c) laborious Q4 Notre Dame is going to cream the other team because they're strong and well-organized this year. He's become a real drag. (a) cheat (c) study in a relaxed fashion (b) study really hard in a short period of time Q3 Tanya's job is really cushy. I don't think the kids should watch it. (a) boring and negative person (c) funny person (b) exciting and positive person 68 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) too busy and there's no room to sit down (c) gloomy but exciting (b) boring and there aren't many patrons Q7 Don't worry. advanced-29 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 29 Answers Index American Slang Words (3) Q1 Why don't you crackthat bottle of wine so we can start celebrating your promotion. She gets a lot of time off and doesn't work very hard at all. Her husband will pay for the meal. (a) got rid of (b) brought along (c) got drunk with Q10 I don't want to hang out with Tom anymore. can you ask for the bill so we can see what the damage is? (a) cost of the meal (c) cost of dessert (b) cost of damaging the property Q6 I don't want to come to this club ever again.english-test.

Her parents lectured her about breaking curfews for more than an hour. drug addicts need a fix in order to cope with their day once they are addicted to a particular drug. (a) got really upset (b) fell down (c) bent over backwards Q7 Some people say that my teacher is a foxy lady. (a) traffic signal (b) minor malfunction (c) small rip or tear Q10 Carmen told me the joke three times but I still didn't get it. The technician will be in tomorrow to fix it for us.net . We heard it's pretty good. (a) an outpour of anger and complaints (c) a talk about ears Q2 (b) a talk about her ear infection medicine Normally. (a) movie/film (b) new restaurant (c) video game Q6 Laura flipped out when she heard about the tornado that hit her hometown. (a) a bonus received without cost/charge (c) a discounted pair of shoes (b) an object we throw to each other at the park Q9 The computer system we use at work has a glitch in it so we couldn't do any of our work today.64. (a) cunning (b) red-haired (c) physically attractive Q8 That vacation package to Puerto Vallarta was a freebie when I bought the cruise line vacation package that starts out in Fort Lauderdale. (a) unconventional and odd (b) responsible (c) dishonest Q4 When he saw the giant wheel at the fair. (a) understood the joke (c) told the joke (b) didn't understand the joke 69 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. he instantly had a flashback reminiscent of his childhood. advanced-30 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 30 Answers Index American Slang Words (4) Q1 Christine got an earful when she got home last night. (a) dose of something they strongly crave (c) chip (b) thing that is easily repaired Q3 People say Lana is really flaky so she can't handle important projects at work.english-test. (a) radio (c) song (b) memory of a past incident Q5 My husband and I want to go watch that new flick. She has a very different sense of humor.

(a) use his garden (b) arts and crafts (c) use his brain 70 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) was emotionally shattered (c) went to see his family (b) moved to a rural area Q7 I really goofed up at work this week. (a) colorful (b) extravagant and showy (c) dull and boring Q4 Karrie went to bat for her co-worker last week. Now.english-test. (a) doing a great job (c) being idle and wasting time (b) working overtime Q9 Tim just spent thirty grand on a new car last week.65. (a) made a careless and silly mistake (c) made a lot of friends (b) made a lot of money Q8 Simon is notorious for goofing off at work. to fix it. (a) thousand dollars (b) dollars (c) cents Q10 Our boss told Kevin to use his gourd to solve the problem. her boss wants to fire both of them. (a) given her a migraine headache (c) physically made her head larger (b) made her conceited and overconfident Q6 After the tragic accident. Now. (a) went to a great show (b) went to a lively game (c) showed active support Q5 Laura got a big promotion last month and now the whole thing has gone to her head. I have to work overtime. (a) was depressed (b) was overly excited (c) was sensitive Q3 Jim thinks Las Vegas hotels are pretty glitzy. (a) was highly interested in Q2 (b) avoided (c) stole Sharon went bananas when she found out that she won a large shopping spree. Tyler went to pieces. without pay. advanced-31 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 31 Answers Index American Slang Words (5) Q1 I got into art and writing when I was a child.net .

(a) scenic (b) boring (c) dangerous Q10 We have to sit down and hammer out an agreement before the end of the week. (a) possibly work on (b) quickly work out (c) pay for 71 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. It looks a little grungy. (a) happiness (b) courage (c) stamina Q8 I don't like your jacket. you have to really pull your socks up if you want to graduate in June. (a) fashionable (b) dirty (c) dated Q9 That road was really hairy. (a) work hard (b) wear nice clothes (c) be nice to the teachers Q6 My roommate usually looks pretty grubby when she goes out. (a) smoke cigarettes Q2 (b) smoke marijuana (c) smoke cigars Cathy is really happy at her new job.66. advanced-32 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 32 Answers Index American Slang Words (6) Q1 A lot of students at the high school across the street smoke grass during lunch hour. Now. We should take another route next time.net . It looks gross. (a) disgusting (b) expensive (c) really delicious Q4 Where should we go for some good grub? (a) drinks (b) food (c) insects Q5 You've been very lazy this past semester. It's pure gravy.english-test. (a) unclean and sloppy (b) neat and boring (c) fashionable Q7 It takes a lot of guts to stand up for what you believe in. especially when your opinion is not a popular one. (a) a really frustrating place (c) lucrative and easy (b) a job with great cafeteria gravy Q3 I don't want that sandwich.

(a) was a great teacher (b) was fired (c) was unhealthy Q7 Those kids look high. (a) are mentally unstable (b) are rich and snobby (c) are financially stable Q5 Your new project was a hit at the meeting on Friday. I got a really good vibe from her. You'll have to speak with the head honcho about that. (a) famished (c) poor (b) eager and highly motivated 72 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) quit Q2 (b) continue (c) begin Can you hang on please? I have to switch phones. (a) a success (b) a funny routine (c) a silly proposal Q6 Oh. (a) boss (b) secretary (c) gangster Q10 In order to succeed in the stock market. (a) dance routine (b) recipe (c) feeling Q4 The neighbors across the street seem like they have it all together. you don't know. (a) dug a hole (b) bought extra ammunition (c) hid Q9 I don't know what to say.net . Maggie has decided to hang up her nursing career. I think they were smoking pot earlier. advanced-33 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 33 Answers Index American Slang Words (7) Q1 Due to her nervous breakdown last year. He is history because he was always late for work. (a) intoxicated on drugs or alcohol (c) depressed (b) confident Q8 The gang members holed up for nearly three weeks because they are wanted on three counts of armed robbery.67. (a) hold this phone in your hands (c) wait a moment (b) hang up Q3 I like your friend.english-test. you have to be hungry and business savvy.

(a) furious (b) serious (c) very attractive Q6 She's a very intense person. advanced-34 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 34 Answers Index American Slang Words (8) Q1 Lisa has a very hyper son and she meets with his teacher a lot. (a) problematic situation (b) band (c) business Q8 Isaac hung around with the wrong crowd and I'm afraid for him because he's in too deep now. He needs help.68. I put my foot down a lot more. (a) athletic guys (b) funny guys (c) smart guys 73 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. people used to jerk me around more. A lot of people are using those shades in their homes. (a) in the deep end of the pool (c) seriously and deeply involved (b) underground Q9 In the past. She looks like a hooker at times. (a) boring (b) stylish (c) neutral Q4 She wears too much makeup and very revealing clothing. (a) humble person (b) prostitute (c) business woman Q5 She's hot. I think she needs to relax more. (a) physically pull me around (c) shout at me (b) cause problems for me Q10 Some of the girls at school like the jocks.english-test.net . (a) serious (b) angry (c) funny Q7 Don really got himself into a jam this time. Nowadays. (a) work at a steady pace (c) slow down and take your time (b) work hard and fast Q3 Those colors are really in right now. A lot of guys at school like her. (a) overly active Q2 (b) overly jealous (c) overzealous You really have to hustle if you want to meet the deadline.

(a) weird people (b) coyotes (c) nice people 74 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) comedian (b) boxer (c) very attractive person Q9 John's classmate continually teased him until John gave him a knuckle sandwich in the fourth grade. (a) enjoy (b) don't like (c) get annoyed with Q6 Sandra is always falling and hurting herself.69. (a) funny (b) naive (c) strong Q4 I know you're nervous but you have to keep your cool right now. (a) a bologna sandwich (b) a punch in the face (c) a chicken sandwich Q10 I don't like to walk around after dusk because of the kooks that seem to emerge at that time. She's such a klutz.net . (a) irritating person (b) enjoyable person (c) clumsy person Q7 This exotic meal is really good so don't knock it until you try it. advanced-35 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 35 Answers Index American Slang Words (9) Q1 I've had to go for an hour.english-test. (a) don't judge or criticize (c) don't give it away (b) don't throw it in the garbage Q8 Emma was really skinny as a child but now she's a knockout. (a) drug addict (b) untidy person (c) junk collector Q3 He just started his new job so he's still pretty green. (a) stay out of the sun (b) stay calm (c) get a cold drink Q5 I get a kick out my little nephew. He's a junkie and was caught stealing money last week. He's a cute and funny little guy. Where's the john? (a) cafeteria Q2 (b) hotel (c) bathroom Kyle is in a lot of trouble.

(a) great (b) inadequate (c) hurtful Q3 Some men use a lot of lines to pick up girls at night clubs. (a) persuasive and complementary words (c) money (b) dance moves Q4 Sophie exercises every day but she still can't get rid of those love handles. (a) cause property damage (b) cause any problems (c) make any food Q6 Bette plays a mean game of hockey. (a) an ice cream break (c) communication breakdown or collapse (b) a strong relationship 75 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. a meltdown has taken place between the management and the workers. he made megabucks. (a) relax more (b) eat more (c) be more active Q10 At work. (a) a lot of deer (b) a lot of money (c) a small amount of money Q8 Last month. (a) rolls of fat around her stomach (c) suitors (b) rolls and donuts for breakfast Q5 Whenever Tom begins a new job. he keeps to himself. advanced-36 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 36 Answers Index American Slang Words (10) Q1 I really like my brother-in-law because he's so laid-back. because he doesn't want to make any waves. (a) highly-skilled (b) overly aggressive (c) weak Q7 When Steven sold the rights to his unique and useful product. (a) sleepy Q2 (b) active (c) relaxed and calm That story Greg told us is pretty lame.english-test. at first.net . She's in the female league and is the top-scorer. He's always late and he has a million excuses for his behavior. (a) reached the credit limits of (c) cut up (b) paid off Q9 Beth needs to mellow out or she'll have a heart attack soon.70. Tim and Sherri maxed-out their credit cards because he was laid-off earlier this year.

(a) heat it in the microwave (b) heat it in the oven (c) toast it Q7 Most of my colleagues in the office think that Sarah is nuts. The location is great as well. Did you like it? (a) very emotional and tender (c) violent (b) stupid Q4 I think that dresser is pretty neat. (a) try to seduce (b) make a business move for (c) speak to Q3 That movie we saw last night was pretty mushy. (a) a good person (b) crazy and unstable (c) crazy about squirrels Q8 Can you pick me up after work? Sure.71. (a) home (b) park (c) store Q10 My new worker means well but sometimes he can be a pain in the neck.net . it's no sweat. I wish I could build something like that.english-test. (a) hurtful (b) annoying (c) pleasant 76 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) really a big problem (b) no problem (c) really expensive Q9 I love your new pad. (a) big (b) old (c) good Q5 There are a lot of negatives about the new management team. advanced-37 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 37 Answers Index American Slang Words (11) Q1 My boss gave me a lot of mickey mouse work to do recently. I wish he would challenge me more. (a) good things (c) film and developing costs (b) bad things Q6 I'll leave the frozen dinner out for you and then you can nuke it when you get home. (a) silly and not useful Q2 (b) cartoon (c) fun Ted is going to make a move on Sandra at the party next week.

72.net . I'm pooped! (a) very happy (b) very excited (c) very tired 77 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) easy (b) difficult (c) fun Q6 Laura's mother told her not to make a pig of herself at the dinner party this coming weekend. advanced-38 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 38 Answers Index American Slang Words (12) Q1 Tom is a party animal so he throws a lot of parties at his house.english-test. (a) loves to party and have a good time (c) doesn't like people Q2 (b) loves animals Simon tried to seduce Nicole but she told him to get his paws off of her. He was plastered! (a) tired (b) sad (c) intoxicated Q10 We've been working too hard lately. Let's get some pizza and pig out tonight. (a) a lot of money (b) not a lot of money (c) food Q4 Rowan was completely pickled at the party on Friday. It's going to be a piece of cake. (a) to eat too much (b) to laugh too much (c) to talk too much Q7 I'm starving. (a) sour (b) drunk (c) depressed Q5 I'm not worried about the exam next week. (a) lips (b) feet (c) hands Q3 Josephine works long hours for peanuts. (a) drink a lot of alcohol (b) eat a lot of food (c) smoke cigarettes Q8 We've been driving for a long time so we need to make a pit stop soon. (a) stop and go to the bathroom (c) clean the car (b) change the tires Q9 Mathew usually drinks a lot and this weekend was no exception. She's going to ask for a raise soon.

(a) leave (b) have a drink (c) stay a while Q9 Tim's subordinate is very disruptive at meetings so it's hard to tell who the quarterback is most days.73. (a) easy money (b) an agreement (c) an effort 78 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) fall down (b) sleep (c) vomit Q8 Well. (a) is free because I want to pay for it (c) was filling and I don't feel well (b) is expensive so I want you to pay for it Q3 I'm going to recommend my cousin for the legal advice you need. (a) football player (b) lead or boss (c) secretary Q10 Sean needs to make a quick buck this month because he doesn't have enough money to cover his rent check. (a) amateur (b) professional (c) lawyer Q4 Are you psyched up about your role in the play on the weekend? We've been rehearsing for months and I can't believe the big night is almost here. He's a real pro and he'll give you the information you need. (a) criticize Q2 (b) hug (c) hit You paid last time. I had a great time tonight but I think I'm going to push-off now. In fact. (a) mentally ill (b) emotionally sound (c) physically ill Q7 I'm not feeling well. (a) mentally prepared for (b) feeling sad about (c) happy about Q5 Our boss lost it recently. Dinner is on me this time. (a) had a mental breakdown (b) misplaced his money (c) behaved well Q6 She behaved very badly on the weekend.english-test. He threatened to kill his family and now he's awaiting his trial in jail. I think she's psycho and needs medical attention. I think I have food poisoning and I feel like I'm going to puke.net . advanced-39 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 39 Answers Index American Slang Words (13) Q1 Joanne wanted to pop her co-worker because of the insulting comments she made.

english-test. (a) play a lot of tennis Q2 (b) eat a lot of food (c) make a lot of noise I'm so tired. They think they own the road. advanced-40 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 40 Answers Index American Slang Words (14) Q1 The teenagers next door make a lot of racket when their parents are out of town. (a) yelled at him (b) smiled at him (c) told him to go home Q7 The bank is threatening to repo Liam's car because he's late on his payments. (a) refund (b) repossess (c) redesign Q8 That sitcom is a riot. (a) very funny (b) very serious (c) very violent Q9 I really dislike road hogs. there are some raw employees who think they can just do whatever they want.net . (a) sleep (b) drink some coffee (c) eat something Q3 Let's meet on Friday. (a) people who aren't courteous and take up much of the roadway (c) people who walk their dogs on roadways (b) people who don't like roadways Q10 Can I have a scotch on the rocks please? (a) in a tall glass (b) with soda (c) with ice 79 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I have to rack out for a while. (a) natural (b) new (c) seasoned Q6 Our supervisor reamed him out on Monday because his work is not acceptable. We need to rap about some things. (a) talk (b) learn (c) decide Q4 You've been living in that rat hole forever. My whole family watches it on Thursday evenings. When are you going to move into a nicer place? (a) old and run down home (b) small house (c) apartment Q5 At work.74.

(a) deceptive acts (b) honest acts (c) worthy acts Q8 The little boy was so hungry that he scarfed down his food in about twenty seconds. he's going to fire him for good. (a) rodents (b) cats (c) children Q4 My baby sister rules the house. (a) easy time Q2 (b) hard time (c) a lot to do My professor lost his hair and now he wears a rug.net . (a) wig (b) coat (c) hat Q3 There are a lot of rug rats in our neighborhood. (a) church (b) pack (c) sleep Q7 Most pyramid schemes seem like big scams to me. (a) quickly ate (b) stored (c) slowly ate Q9 Some young people think they can screw around at work and get paid for it.english-test. advanced-41 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 41 Answers Index American Slang Words (15) Q1 Kevin and his family have had a rough time since the recent stock market crash. They are in for a big surprise. (a) wastes time (c) doesn't get along with his co-workers (b) makes a mistake 80 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) waste time (b) use tools (c) work hard Q10 Tom's boss warned him that if he screws up one more time. (a) lost our momentum (b) lost our money (c) lost our car Q6 I've been working all day so I'm going to hit the sack early tonight.75. She's so spoiled! (a) dominates (b) cleans (c) occupies Q5 We renovated our entire house and now we've run out of gas so the outdoor patio area will have to wait until we recover.

He could eat them all day long. (a) stampeded (b) frightened (c) shot Q7 My husband loves to eat spuds. (a) try (b) look (c) purchase Q3 My boss quickly shot down the idea I suggested at the meeting.76. (a) mean Q2 (b) intelligent (c) funny I didn't succeed the first time but I'm willing to give it another shot. advanced-42 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 42 Answers Index American Slang Words (16) Q1 Ken is a very sharp guy. (a) upsetting me (b) emphasizing teamwork (c) enlightening 81 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I think I'm going to look for a new one as soon as possible. (a) correct (b) honest (c) regular Q10 My new job is really stressing me out.english-test. (a) agreed with (b) bought (c) disagreed with Q4 The armed robbers were quickly apprehended and then thrown in the slammer. (a) intoxicated (b) happy (c) depressed Q6 A loud noise spooked the horse and it quickly started galloping down the path. (a) tomatoes (b) potatoes (c) apples Q8 I'm not impressed with the progress. he asked him for a straight answer. Everyone is wondering if she'll do it again this year. (a) prison (b) cold (c) work camp Q5 Heather was smashed at last year's Christmas party. He didn't even consider it for a moment. The whole process stinks.net . He learns things very quickly. (a) is disgusting (b) smells bad (c) is good Q9 When the officer arrested the young boy.

I just want to veg out tonight. Let's call him again. He'll never learn. An acquaintance talked me into a pyramid scheme and I lost all of my savings. (a) sewing material (b) sewing thread (c) clothes Q6 I got into an accident on the weekend and my car was totaled. (a) having a good time (b) doing what I have to do (c) starting a new business Q5 Marcel just bought some new threads at that trendy store downtown. (a) walk around a park Q2 (b) go jogging (c) leave I feel like such a sucker.english-test. I want to tell him to take a hike. (a) gullible person (b) generous person (c) smart person Q3 When Tim was on vacation. (a) damaged beyond repair (b) salvageable (c) slightly damaged Q7 We went to a flea market and everything was up for grabs at good prices. advanced-43 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 43 Answers Index American Slang Words (17) Q1 I don't like my boss. I'm just taking care of business. (a) do nothing and relax (b) eat vegetables (c) drink some tea Q9 I got a really good vibe from that guy. he was taken for a lot of money at a hotel casino. (a) stole (b) lost (c) made Q4 I've been at the office a lot lately. (a) dance routine (b) compact disk (c) feeling Q10 Why do you always carry that wad around when everyone else uses debit cards these days? (a) bundle of money (b) big piece of chewing gum (c) backpack 82 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . (a) stolen (b) taken (c) available Q8 I'm so tired of renovating.77.

(a) bad (b) good (c) salty Q7 I can't do one more thing right now. advanced-44 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 44 Answers Index American Slang Words (18) Q1 The gang leader told his followers to waste their rivals on the weekend. (a) broke (b) exhausted (c) hungry Q8 Who's up for some pizza? (a) Who wants (b) Who bought (c) Who made Q9 The door is in good shape.net . (a) Microwaves (b) Nuclear weapons (c) Machine guns 83 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. They are all wanted criminals now. But. (a) large hole (b) small scratch or dent (c) huge defect Q10 Nukes are very dangerous weapons. He maintains my system for me. The bridge isn't even that high. (a) kill Q2 (b) compete against (c) drink alcohol with Do you think I could borrow your wheels? I have an important appointment this afternoon. (a) am crazy (b) am intoxicated (c) be very alert Q5 Oh. (a) tires (b) keys (c) car Q3 My cousin is a computer whiz. (a) wizard (b) repairman (c) salesman Q4 I have to drink some coffee so I can get wired before the big exam. They could destroy mankind for good.78.english-test. I'm spent. stop being such a wuss. it does have a nick in the lower left corner. (a) show-off (b) wimp (c) boaster Q6 My niece said her food was yukky.

Keep it under your hat.net . (a) wore her worst clothes (b) wore out-of-date clothes (c) wore her best clothes Q8 This information is very important. (a) fits her very well (b) is too big (c) is too short 84 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. off-the-cuff comment. (a) a person who wears animal skins (c) pretending to be dangerous (b) pretending to be nice but is really dangerous Q6 Bill's wife is mutton dressed as lamb. (a) to have their dirty clothes drying on a clothes line (c) to speak in public (b) to have their private affairs talked about in public Q10 Sierra's dress fits her like a glove. (a) wear a seatbelt (b) put a lot of effort into (c) sit down Q3 Bruce's last comment hit below the belt.79. the assistant manager made a silly. (a) angry and hurtful (c) unprepared and spontaneous (b) intelligent and well thought out Q5 I think her new boyfriend is a wolf in sheep's clothing. (a) dresses too young for her age (c) dresses in a very casual manner (b) dresses too old for her age Q7 Aurora was dressed to kill this weekend. (a) washed his clothes Q2 (b) plays in the dirt (c) cannot sit still My teacher told me to buckle down this term. (a) was unfair and cowardly (b) was unfashionable (c) was cheerful and fair Q4 At the meeting on Friday. advanced-45 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 45 Answers Index Clothing Idioms (1) Q1 That little boy has ants in his pants. (a) Don't tell anyone (c) Write it down and put it into a hat (b) Tell everyone Q9 Many people don't want their dirty linen aired in public.

english-test. (a) is the boss (b) washes the clothes (c) doesn't like dresses Q10 Will told his friend to zip it up or else! (a) keep a secret strictly confidential (c) drive faster (b) put his coat on 85 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) lost his favorite shirt (b) lost his mind (c) lost all of his money Q3 Kevin is always broke because money burns a hole in his pockets.80. it's time to roll up our sleeves! (a) work hard (b) wash our clothes (c) eat Q8 After all these years. when I asked him about his situation he told me not to worry because he has a card up his sleeve. (a) he spends his money quickly (c) he gives all of his money to charity (b) he has holes in his pockets Q4 Keep your shirt on! I'm going to tell you everything.net . (a) in a three piece suit (b) in his good Sunday suit (c) naked Q9 Tara wears the pants in her household. Teresa still hasn't seen her husband in his birthday suit. (a) he has a poker game tonight (c) he has reserve plans that he stored and are available for future use (b) he has future gambling plans Q7 Well. I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now. (a) caught fire Q2 (b) was very busy (c) collapsed Joseph went to Reno and lost his shirt last month. (a) to be in his position (b) to take his shoes (c) to go for a walk Q6 However. (a) Don't take your clothes off (c) Don't sell your clothes (b) Don't lose your temper Q5 Jeff just lost his job. advanced-46 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 46 Answers Index Clothing Idioms (2) Q1 The new nightclub was bursting at the seams this past weekend.

(a) living with the dog (b) in prison (c) in trouble Q3 My mother left for Europe on Friday.net . She asked me to hold the fort while she's away. (a) was closely related to my inner feelings (c) was stupid (b) was very mean Q5 I always tell my friend to make herself at home when she comes over. (a) act like my home is her home (c) build herself a house (b) clean my house Q6 The restaurant owner was so happy and he announced that all drinks were on the house. (a) be the temporary manager (b) build a house (c) leave the house Q4 I don't like that joke. advanced-47 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 47 Answers Index House/Building Idioms (1) Q1 The news about the tragic terrorist acts hit us like a ton of bricks. It hit a little too close to home. He brought the house down on the weekend. (a) you shouldn't judge others when you do the same things they do (c) you shouldn't throw rocks at anyone (b) you shouldn't build a glass house because it is too delicate Q9 When his father came home and saw the mess. he hit the roof and grounded his son for one month. you shouldn't throw stones. (a) received a lot of applause and praise (c) tore down the old theater in order to build a new one (b) got fired Q8 Our neighbors talk about everyone but they don't realize that if you live in a glass house.english-test. (a) regular or ordinary (b) difficult or challenging (c) pulp mill 86 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) was somewhat disasppointed (c) punched the ceiling (b) was enraged Q10 Megan doesn't like her run-of-the-mill job. (a) should be served outside (c) were free and paid for by the owner/restaurant (b) should be served warm Q7 The comedian was really funny.81. (a) didn't really affect us much (c) physically fell on our heads Q2 (b) strongly affected us My wife got really mad at me on the weekend and now I'm in the doghouse.

(a) admit her mistake and humbly apologize (c) eat alone (b) eat bad tasting pie Q7 The new girl is always sucking up to the boss. (a) share Dutch food (c) share the bill (b) talk about the Dutch culture Q10 Sally made her famous chocolate chip cookies from scratch. Last week. (a) has a large appetite (c) eats horse meat (b) has no manners when she eats Q9 Whenever Taylor invites a girl out to dinner. (a) eat cake at work (c) have extra privileges at work without giving up anything in return (b) throw parties at work Q4 Is it time for our coffee break? (a) work meeting (b) short break from work (c) workshop Q5 I love to sit around and chew the fat with old friends. (a) suggesting new ideas (c) speaking her mind (b) trying to gain favor by being really nice Q8 Lilly is so skinny but she eats like a horse.net . (a) using prepared dough from a box (c) without the use of sugar or any other sweeteners (b) without using prepared ingredients of any kind 87 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. He really wants to have his cake and wants to eat it too. (a) behaves in a crazy manner (c) is not here because he's having lunch Q3 (b) went to have lunch early (b) admitting to her untrue claims Jonathon asks for too much at work.82. she bought his son a new pair of designer shoes. (a) talking in the cafeteria (c) hungry Q2 Everyone knows that our math teacher is out to lunch. advanced-48 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 48 Answers Index Food Idioms Q1 I knew when Sandra told the lie that she would be eating her words later.english-test. (a) eat fast food (b) eat slowly (c) talk or chat Q6 Nancy was forced to eat humble pie when the manager caught her in a lie. He likes it that way. they go Dutch.

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answer: (b) things do occur 89 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. it really doesn't make sense. answer: (c) the important man A7 She never stops talking about herself and is is very conceited. answer: (b) finally A10 I know you are very sorry that you broke the pot but things do occur.english-test. answer: (b) he has almost no money A4 As a newspaper reporter she always wanted to get information directly. answer: (d) directly A5 I think we can safely say now that we have got our money back.1. answer: (c) doesn't make sense A2 All the students got high marks in the test but Mary got the most marks of all. answer: (d) is very conceited A8 You will not slip over because the floor is totally dry. answer: (c) totally dry A9 He kept saying he didn't do it but finally he said he had done it.net . we are have been successful. elementary-1 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 1 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Adding Up A1 I cannot understand why she did that. answer: (c) have been successful A6 He is the man who owns all the land and is the important man around here. answer: (d) got the most marks of all A3 He has sold his house and has no job and so now he has almost no money.

net . answer: (b) live simply A8 I don't know who wrote this note because I can't read the signature. answer: (c) read A9 We don't have enough money for a car so we use instead bicycles. answer: (b) use instead A10 What time do you reach home after work? answer: (c) reach home 90 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test. answer: (c) understand A2 I hope she passes her exams next week. answer: (b) start playing A5 Don't do too much because you're very tired. answer: (d) do too much A6 When does your plane leave the ground? answer: (a) leave the ground A7 As a student she has just enough money to live simply. answer: (a) passes A3 What time do you get out of bed in the morning? answer: (d) get out of bed A4 When you stop work. elementary-2 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 2 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Take it in A1 I'm sorry I didn't understand what he said.2. you can start playing golf.

answer: (d) visited A9 I'm afraid he has made a mistake. answer: (d) made a mistake A10 When you come to the crossroads.3. answer: (a) very tired of A7 Don't forget to write to me when you're away. answer: (b) go to the left 91 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. you go to the left. elementary-3 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 3 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Take it easy A1 I just want to stay at home and watch television and relax.english-test.net . answer: (c) talks in a loud voice to A6 We're very tired of the bad weather. answer: (c) write to me A8 She had never visited Paris before. answer: (d) relax A2 May I smoke in here? answer: (a) May I A3 Can you cook well? answer: (c) Can you cook well A4 When do you clean the dishes? answer: (a) clean the dishes A5 She never talks in a loud voice to her children.

to begin with I honestly think we should work out what all this work is going to cost. I won't charge you much in fact I'll do it at no charge. answer: (b) permanently A2 You've no need to worry I promise you they'll arrive on Thursday definitely.english-test. answer: (d) thinking about A10 The battleships were all waiting in the harbour prepared for war. answer: (a) at no cost A4 Well. answer: (b) to stop you worrying A8 No wonder she's very happy.net . elementary-4 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 4 (Answer Keys) Questions Index For Good A1 You'll never see your money again because I'm afraid he's gone permanently. answer: (a) as a joke A7 I do recommend you take out an insurance policy on the house to stop you worrying. she's just been given promotion. answer: (d) definitely A3 They're very generous in that museum — not only is the entrance fee reasonable but they give you a brochure at no cost. answer: (a) prepared for war 92 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.4. answer: (d) at no charge A6 I know it didn't look like that but the truth is they only did it as a joke. answer: (c) very happy A9 They decided to move away from the city to the countryside thinking about the children. answer: (c) to begin with A5 As you're a friend of mine.

answer: (b) loved each other very much A9 I think you can stop worrying now because it's quite clear she's in control of the situation. answer: (a) the boss is going to reprimand him A7 What I really visualize is a garden where there is very little to look after throughout the year. they still managed to kill themselves. elementary-5 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 5 (Answer Keys) Questions Index In Control A1 They tried without success to save enough money to buy a house and so finally they rented one. answer: (a) at all unsure A3 The children knew full well they were unsafe skating because they had read the notice about the thin ice. please give me a ring. answer: (b) in good health A6 I'm sorry to say that the boss is going to reprimand him over being late for work so many times.english-test.net . answer: (d) unsafe A4 Considering they are over 70 years old. you must admit they are fit. answer: (c) visualize A8 Although Romeo and Juliet loved each other very much. answer: (d) Eventually 93 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.5. answer: (c) without success A2 If you are at all unsure about the offer. you'll be pleased you did it. answer: (a) in control A10 Eventually when you've got used to the idea. answer: (a) fit A5 Thanks to her regular workouts and sensible diet she certainly strikes me as in good health.

answer: (b) unlucky A5 Wait until they're unable to hear. answer: (b) unable to hear A6 You have a limited number of minutes to answer the test and you've spent 3 minutes so you've used up your time. answer: (a) you've used up your time A7 I'm afraid I'm not feeling too well at the moment because I've only walked a little way and I can't breathe easily already.6. and then I'll show you what I'm buying them for Christmas. answer: (a) mad A3 Wait till they're unable to see. answer: (c) outside my control A10 I'm awfully sorry but I I'll have to ask you to pay because I have no money. answer: (b) I have no money 94 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. elementary-6 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 6 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Out of Control A1 If you don't tell the children the difference between right and wrong.english-test. answer: (d) I can't breathe easily A8 There's a big notice up there which unfortunately we didn't see because it said keep out. answer: (b) badly behaved A2 If you think I'm going to parachute out of a plane for fun. they will soon be badly behaved. answer: (d) unable to see A4 I'm very sorry but you're unlucky because we sold the last one about twenty minutes ago. answer: (b) keep out A9 I'm sorry to tell you that I can do nothing more for you because the situation is now outside my control.net . then I tell you exactly what happened to them when they were on holiday. you must be mad.

net . answer: (c) similar to A8 So many good ideas exist in large numbers in his mind.english-test. elementary-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 7 (Answer Keys) Questions Index All Agog A1 Unfortunately the cooker overheated and then exploded and so it really wasn't long before the whole house was on fire.7. answer: (c) very interested 95 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (d) got lost A6 When she told her parents that she had decided to get married. answer: (a) not straight A10 We couldn't wait for them to come home after their holidays as we were very interested to hear what had happened. answer: (b) once more A5 I've looked everywhere for my passport and can only assume it has gone got lost. he finds it difficult to know where to start. they were utterly surprised. answer: (c) in another country A4 I must congratulate her on the way she has overcome all her problems and gone back to her old job to start once more. answer: (b) on fire A2 After several days underground after the earthquake one child was pulled out still living. answer: (b) exist in large numbers A9 I spent ages fixing the nail in the wall to put the picture up and then I stood back and found it was not straight. answer: (a) surprised A7 There are no two ways about it because the crime that has been committed is really similar to murder. answer: (d) still living A3 They found that there was no possibility of work in their own country so they decided to try their luck in another country.

8. answer: (a) didn't want to see him again A3 I'm ready to go out tonight if you want to go to the match. answer: (c) is bad A2 She just left him. so don't tell anyone.net . elementary-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 8 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Preposition Exercises A1 I'm sorry but that smells terrible because I'm afraid the meat is bad. answer: (a) ended A6 In confidence. answer: (c) unwell 96 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) very interested in A5 I believe that after all those arguments they agreed their marriage was ended.english-test. answer: (d) I'm ready to go out A4 He's always interested in elections and is very interested in politics. answer: (b) In confidence A7 You won't have to wait too long because another bus will arrive soon. said she didn't want to see him again and disappeared. answer: (a) from start to finish A10 I honestly don't think I can make it tonight as I'm feeling a little unwell. answer: (c) will arrive A8 Incidentally did you manage to see that film last night? answer: (d) Incidentally A9 It's quite clear to everyone that she's a socialist from start to finish. I'm sure he'll lose the election.

answer: (a) common sense A9 Charlie doesn't like getting too tired so he gets his assistant to do all the hard work. answer: (c) has an unhappy time A2 A word of warning: don't let him make a fool of you. answer: (d) making jokes all the time A8 He never makes any silly mistakes because he's got too much common sense.9.english-test. answer: (b) lonely person 97 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. elementary-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 9 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Animal Idioms A1 His wife never lets him do what he wants and as a result he has an unhappy time. answer: (c) people never change A5 He's very greedy when it comes to eating and always takes the largest portion. answer: (d) hard work A10 He doesn't really go around with many people because he's a bit of a lonely person. answer: (d) make a fool of you A3 I would advise you to wait and see what develops. he won't get any more money. answer: (c) absolutely confused A7 Until he is more serious in his job and stops making jokes all the time.net . answer: (a) what develops A4 I don't honestly think he is capable of being polite as people never change. answer: (d) largest portion A6 I really don't know how to explain it as I am absolutely confused.

He's a fool. elementary-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 10 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Funny Idioms A1 You want to know why I've got a problem on my mind? answer: (c) a problem on my mind A2 Yes. that's right. answer: (a) listening carefully A3 You remember I told you about that car that cost me a huge amount of money? answer: (d) a huge amount of money A4 The one you bought from the man you called the man with the important job? answer: (b) the man with the important job A5 Well. answer: (a) a fool A6 You mean he's a dishonest person? answer: (d) a dishonest person A7 Yes. I got my money back and as a result I exposed a lot of serious problems because other people got their money back. answer: (b) exposed a lot of serious problems 98 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) knocking everything over A8 And when I reached his office I saw he was not really awake because he'd been having a short sleep. he's not that at all.net . exactly because the car is rubbish and I went round to his garage knocking everything over in the show room.english-test. answer: (c) a short sleep A9 And really the only reason you were there was because you wanted to have an argument with him? answer: (d) you wanted to have an argument with him A10 Yes.10. tell me about it. I'm listening carefully. too.

answer: (a) deeply A8 The truth is that you are inconsiderate me or my feelings. answer: (a) am eager to A3 I am glad I was able to offer support in time of need for my friend when her mom died. answer: (b) recover from 99 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I was very harsh to you. answer: (b) to offer support in time of need for A4 You've got me in love with you! answer: (c) in love with you A5 I love you a lot! answer: (b) a lot A6 I wish I could trust you again. answer: (c) are inconsiderate A9 I would like to apologize for what I said to you the other day. but all that you ever did to me was to disappoint me.11. elementary-11 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 11 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressing Emotions A1 I despise it when you talk to me like that! Stop doing that! answer: (d) despise A2 I am eager to to hear about your English class. Will you forgive me? answer: (d) harsh A10 It's taking a long time for Jenna recover from the death of her mom. answer: (d) to disappoint me A7 I love you deeply.net .english-test.

answer: (b) try to be optimistic 100 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . answer: (d) kept it secret A8 His problem really was that he had tried very hard to be as successful as the rest of the people in his street by trying to remain on the same social level as his neighbours. answer: (c) managing to survive A2 That's the thing about Charlie even when things are really bad he doesn't panic and stays calm. answer: (c) did what I said A10 My only advice to Charlie was to try to be optimistic and stop worrying. answer: (a) stays calm A3 In a situation like his of course the one thing you must do is get enough money to live on and try to find money to pay all the bills.english-test. answer: (d) doesn't talk about himself to others A5 Some of his friends are a bit worried about him because he doesn't seem so friendly to them as he used to be and doesn't let people get too close. answer: (b) behaves legally A7 It's surprising how few people knew that Charlie was having money problems but I suppose it was because he had kept it secret. answer: (a) doesn't let people get too close A6 The main thing that you have to admire him for is that he doesn't get into trouble and behaves legally. I promised Charlie that I wouldn't tell anybody about it and until now I did what I said. elementary-12 English Idioms and Expressions / Elementary level # 12 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Just keep it A1 Charlie's having a lot of problems with his business but at least he's managing to survive. answer: (a) to remain on the same social level as his neighbours A9 When he confided in me.12. answer: (b) get enough money to live on A4 At least Charlie can manage that but he doesn't go telling everyone about his problem and doesn't talk about himself to others.

answer: (c) talking nonsense A8 The police advised them to go down to the cellar in order to be away from danger. answer: (d) observe A6 The opposition in parliament accused the government of being light hearted and refusing to accept the seriousness of the situation. then I shall be able to finish more quickly. answer: (b) help me A3 I prefer to talk to people in person rather than to talk on the phone. answer: (a) in person A4 The manager dismissed the new proposal utterly and said that it was not at all practical. answer: (a) being light hearted A7 He accused her of talking nonsense and refused to accept a word of what she said. answer: (c) say something embarrassing 101 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) do absolutely anything A10 You can always rely on Fred to say something embarrassing and come out with a remark like that. answer: (a) fully occupied with A2 If you help me.net .13.english-test. answer: (b) utterly A5 As she is new to the job I would ask you to observe on her for the time being. intermediate-1 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 1 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Up to his ears A1 He's fully occupied with work and cannot possibly see you now. answer: (d) away from danger A9 I'd do absolutely anything if I could get tickets for that concert.

answer: (a) no future A10 He prefers to delay a little longer by not deciding yet. answer: (d) does not set a good example A2 The government are revealing plans today for a new tax system. answer: (b) she maintains her opinion A5 I'm sorry I can't follow that. answer: (a) explain that once more A6 Don't get depressed.14. answer: (b) taking advantage A9 There is absolutely no future in pursuing that sort of discussion. it may not be as bad as you think. answer: (b) are revealing A3 I understand what you mean but I don't agree with you. answer: (d) to delay a little longer 102 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) Don't get depressed A7 I'm afraid he made a bad mistake for himself when he took that action. intermediate-2 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 2 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Send the right message A1 This sort of behaviour does not set a good example to young people. explain that once more. answer: (c) he made a bad mistake for himself A8 Some people love taking advantage when they are in an argument.english-test.net . answer: (a) I understand what you mean A4 You must admire the way she maintains her opinion.

answer: (b) he suddenly lost interest in it A4 He sits and watches TV all day and has turned into a very lazy person.15. answer: (b) relied too much on one plan 103 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. intermediate-3 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 3 (Answer Keys) Questions Index A piece of cake A1 You shouldn't worry about the exam because you have prepared well and you'll probably find it very easy. he suddenly lost interest in it. answer: (d) very easy A2 The trouble with you is that you are a bit selfish and your sole philosophy is to expect too much of life. answer: (a) have made a fool of himself A10 He always took advice from his parents about being careful and never relied too much on one plan. answer: (c) suspicious A8 Their mother always describes her twin sons as both looking exactly alike. answer: (d) both looking exactly alike A9 After what he said and after what has happened he certainly seems to have made a fool of himself. answer: (c) a very lazy person A5 Thanks to you we're really in deep trouble now and I don't honestly know why I ever listen to you. they decided on his return to have a big celebration. answer: (b) in deep trouble A6 As he had been away from home for some years. answer: (a) expect too much of life A3 When he heard that the necklace had been stolen. answer: (a) have a big celebration A7 There's something suspicious about that story he told us because I can't quite get to the bottom of it.english-test.net .

answer: (c) In the end A10 I think the time has come when you should give it a chance at least. answer: (d) look after you A3 What you need is something that will make you feel better.16. intermediate-4 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 4 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Picking you up A1 Nobody knows what's happening? answer: (c) happening A2 Don't worry we'll look after you. answer: (d) expecting too much A8 If you want my opinion. answer: (a) examining A9 In the end I expect everything will be clear to you.net . answer: (a) make you feel better A4 I simply can't tolerate sugar in my tea or coffee.english-test. answer: (d) give it a chance 104 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) can't tolerate A5 I have a feeling that she's trying to trick you. answer: (b) reading A7 I think you're expecting too much of them as they are just children. I think this needs examining. answer: (c) trying to trick you A6 He's always reading.

answer: (c) whatever the circumstances A2 Don't worry we pride ourselves on being helpful to all our customers and getting that booked for you is perfectly normal for us. answer: (c) very happy A8 They got engaged about two years ago and at long last they have said when they are getting married. answer: (d) perfectly normal A3 Yes. we went away on holiday last week but it rained every single day. answer: (a) said when they are getting married A9 I've been doing these exercises for two hours now and I think at long last I'm starting to see the end of the task. answer: (b) stopped being popular A6 That last comment of yours assured us victory because nobody could possibly argue with you after that. answer: (a) every single day A4 I think the time has now come when we'll simply have to stop working. answer: (a) assured us victory A7 We left the children playing in the park and they were very happy.17.net . saw it had a flat tyre and also that it had started to rain. answer: (c) see the end of the task A10 I knew once the car didn't start. answer: (c) stop working A5 You know what they said about radio that it had stopped being popular but it's still going strong.english-test. answer: (a) a day when nothing goes right 105 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. that this was going to be a day when nothing goes right. intermediate-5 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 5 (Answer Keys) Questions Index As happy as the day is long A1 I'm sure that he could make a better job of being prime minister whatever the circumstances.

answer: (d) trying not to be seen A9 After the political scandal in the government no-one in the cabinet is prepared to speak in public. answer: (b) say nothing 106 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. he's been trying not to be seen.english-test. my advice is to say nothing. answer: (c) go away A2 I can't understand why he doesn't understand the point.net . answer: (d) stayed too long A6 We asked him if he wanted to join us on the outing but he refused — I think he prefers to be alone. answer: (c) interfering in A5 I get the impression that they think we've stayed too long here. answer: (a) he prefers to be alone A7 She took no notice of him as soon as he entered the room. intermediate-6 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 6 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Privacy A1 If I were you. answer: (b) be private A4 I wish they would stop interfering in our affairs. answer: (a) understand the point A3 I should be grateful if you would let me be private. answer: (c) speak in public A10 If you really want to come out of this without too much damage.18. I'd tell her to go away. answer: (c) took no notice of him A8 Since the news broke about the disaster.

answer: (d) blames A7 I think your best plan is to delay making a decision until you know if you have passed the examination. he will speak endlessly until he is stopped.19.english-test. answer: (a) delay A8 It was a very difficult race but the jockey did as well as the others right until the end. too. answer: (d) be quiet A4 There's no need to change any of the regulations this year as the old ones will still be all right this year. answer: (b) restricts 107 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) wait A3 In the end she lost her temper and told her daughter to be quiet. answer: (b) did as well as the others A9 Once he starts to talk about his favourite subject. answer: (c) speak endlessly A10 The trouble is that whenever he's with strangers he always restricts his feelings. answer: (b) be all right A5 I don't know what it is exactly but she seems to have some kind of control over him. answer: (a) watched anxiously A2 The police officer called out to the driver to wait until he arrived. answer: (a) control over A6 He blames her that she never let him move house and start a new job.net . intermediate-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 7 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Hold on A1 The audience watched anxiously as the magician started to saw a woman half.

answer: (c) got money to spend A4 In my opinion I would sooner go on a cruise than sit all day on the beach. answer: (d) easy money A6 I think she should stop talking about it and give money for something she says she believes in. answer: (d) a lot of benefit from your money A10 She's made it clear that we don't need to worry because money is not important.net . answer: (b) rich people have influence A3 She's a really happy woman now because for once she's got money to spend. answer: (a) spending money freely A9 When you consider all the advantages you've gained I think you'll admit you had a lot of benefit from your money. so what's the point of earning a lot? answer: (d) the cause of wickedness A2 In my opinion rich people have influence and the little people are totally ignored. answer: (b) he spends money foolishly A8 As soon as he had won the lottery. intermediate-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 8 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Money to burn A1 Money is the cause of wickedness. answer: (b) In my opinion A5 He has very little to do but he gets well paid and agrees it's easy money. he went crazy and started spending money freely. answer: (c) give money for something she says she believes in A7 If you want to find some help with your project ask him because he spends money foolishly. answer: (a) money is not important 108 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.20.english-test.

answer: (a) continue 109 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (d) opposed A8 Don't wait for me because I can't come yet so you go before me and I'll join you later. answer: (d) I don't think much of him A5 My advice to you is to make your mind up before it's too late and simply take the opportunity now. answer: (a) discuss A4 I don't think much of him now that I've heard what he has done to his family. I'm sure you need a holiday.english-test. answer: (c) increase A10 I'm sorry I interrupted you. answer: (c) clash A2 After what you've experienced. answer: (a) go before me A9 If petrol prices increase any more. answer: (c) take the opportunity now A6 I'm afraid you've left that food too long out of the fridge and now it's become rotten. please continue from where I so rudely stopped you.21.net . answer: (b) become rotten A7 There were so many members of the political party who had opposed the leader that he resigned. answer: (d) experienced A3 We won't discuss that now but I don't think we can avoid the subject much longer. I shall have to use a bicycle. intermediate-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 9 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Go ahead A1 I'm sorry that looks awful — those two colours clash.

answer: (a) just in time A3 There's something about him I just can't stand and he really annoys me. answer: (c) I'm very attracted to you A7 It was simply a case of running away or being killed and we decided to run to stay alive. answer: (d) look carefully 110 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) she's not affected by criticism A6 He looked at her and in the words of Frank Sinatra said: 'I'm very attracted to you'. remember she is very sensitive. they ran all the way and finally caught the train just in time. answer: (d) annoys me A4 I wouldn't do that but you do whatever you like. as it's not important to me. intermediate-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 10 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Under my Skin A1 It was late at night.english-test. answer: (b) she is very sensitive A9 I think the horse had been neglected for months and not been given enough to eat because it was very thin. answer: (b) was terrified A2 As they only had a few minutes to get to the station.22. she was terrified. answer: (d) to stay alive A8 Be very careful what you say to Georgina about her new hairstyle. she's not affected by criticism.net . answer: (a) very thin A10 They say there's a very rare book in that pile of old books for sale so look carefully. answer: (b) it's not important to me A5 It doesn't matter what you say to her I promise you. the wind was howling and when she heard the knock on the door.

that'll cost you a lot of money to repair. answer: (b) be crazy A2 If you don't mind me saying so I think you're exaggerating a bit. Go on. answer: (d) a lot of money A8 You have a point but then I can deal with that eventually. answer: (b) eventually A9 Finally there's one thing you can't just ignore and that is the missing roof! answer: (c) ignore A10 I can see you're not stupid but you must admit it is very cheap. which is a serious problem. intermediate-11 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 11 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Home Sweet Home A1 You must be crazy if you're seriously considering buying that house. answer: (d) you're not stupid 111 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. aren't you? answer: (a) you're exaggerating a bit A3 All right then if you like I'll tell you my honest opinion. answer: (d) I'll tell you my honest opinion A4 I'd appreciate that. answer: (a) worth worrying about A7 Then of course there is that huge crack in one of the outer walls.23.net . I am listening very carefully. answer: (b) I am listening very carefully A5 Well in the first place all the windows are broken.english-test. answer: (c) a serious problem A6 Yes. I agree but at the same time it's not worth worrying about.

I tell you I find it irritating. intermediate-12 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 12 (Answer Keys) Questions Index No good A1 They won't succeed! They must pay for what they have done. answer: (b) They won't succeed A2 I object! She must do as I say. answer: (d) I don't know when it will finish A9 It's a waste of time shouting at me like that — I'm doing the best I can.net . answer: (b) refused A6 I honestly don't know how you do it because personally I would be unable to manage. Impossible.english-test. answer: (a) It's a waste of time A10 You'll get yourself in a huge amount of trouble if you persist in refusing to pay those taxes. answer: (c) a huge amount 112 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) I object A3 I made it absolutely clear that he could in no way expect a pay rise this year. answer: (a) would be unable to manage A7 This happens every time I start the engine up. answer: (d) in no way A4 They asked me whether I would accept a discount instead of a new machine.24. I said. answer: (b) I find it irritating A8 This is now the third time I've had to phone up and complain and I've reached the stage where I don't know when it will finish. answer: (c) Impossible A5 We invited her to come to our party in the hope of putting things right but she refused.

answer: (c) straightforward 113 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. you'll probably find it's straightforward. answer: (b) very neat A7 Everybody imagined that there was a big romance between the two of them but it turned out they were merely strangers meeting once. answer: (c) spoil everything A5 We were all a bit worried about the new manager because we heard that she liked to be well organized. you can always rely on Charlie to spoil everything.25. answer: (b) didn't take advantage of the opportunity A2 I'm sorry to tell you that your current situation cannot be reversed now and so you won't be able to go back. answer: (a) your current situation cannot be reversed A3 I told her I understood exactly what she was feeling as we were both after all in a similar situation. answer: (c) strangers meeting once A8 Sadly it never happened but she was absolutely sure she would be rich one day and she could buy that house in the country. answer: (a) be well organized A6 Although they were a couple well into their 80's everything in their house was always very neat.net . answer: (d) she would be rich A9 In view of his change in fortune he decided to spend a lot of money and hold a big party.english-test. intermediate-13 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 13 (Answer Keys) Questions Index On the Water A1 As usual he left it to the last moment and as a consequence he didn't take advantage of the opportunity. answer: (a) spend a lot of money A10 Once you've read the instruction book. answer: (d) in a similar situation A4 No matter how smoothly things are running.

english-test. answer: (a) very thin A4 And I suppose you didn't panic and were very calm? answer: (b) very calm A5 Well I didn't have a personal reason for getting involved as far as she's concerned. answer: (c) a personal reason for getting involved A6 You mean there was no hostile feelings between the two of you? answer: (a) no hostile feelings A7 No. answer: (b) You must decide 114 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I ran into a former girlfriend of mine. not really except she did get angry sometimes but not as dangerous as she seemed. Funny thing is I asked her out and she didn't show any reaction. answer: (b) not as dangerous as she seemed A8 Was she going anywhere or was she doing nothing particular? answer: (a) doing nothing particular A9 Not really.net . answer: (c) your favourite person A3 Yes. I suppose she was but she'd changed so. You must decide. answer: (c) a former girlfriend A2 I suppose she was your favourite person at the time. intermediate-14 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 14 (Answer Keys) Questions Index British Idioms A1 I had quite a shock last night.26. She was very thin. What I want to know is whether I did the right thing. answer: (d) didn't show any reaction A10 I can't help you there my friend.

answer: (c) keeps changing her mood A9 They refused to let her into their circle of friends and left her all alone. answer: (a) all alone A10 You know he won't approve as he always disapproves of any new ideas. answer: (d) panics A4 I'm afraid I'm getting worried about this scheme as I'm not sure it's such a good idea. answer: (c) ignore A3 Unfortunately he panics when he sees her. painful way was really without feeling. answer: (d) disapproves of 115 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. she would always manage to ignore him and turn the other way.english-test.net . intermediate-15 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 15 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions with cold A1 The way he murdered his victims in a slow. answer: (c) little consolation A6 It's difficult to describe him because he doesn't really say or do much he's what you might call an impassive person.27. answer: (a) without feeling A2 Whenever they met. can't think straight and doesn't know what to do. answer: (d) unwanted calls A8 You never really know where you are with her as she keeps changing her mood. answer: (b) an impassive person A7 Every day we get unwanted calls on the phone from total strangers trying to sell you something. answer: (a) worried about A5 All right he got some money for his troubles but not very much and really it was little consolation to him.

we'll give you a lift home if you like. I'll leave the room. answer: (a) in progress A6 We don't usually allow refunds but occasionally we agree. answer: (c) I'm hindering you A3 Every investor is really pleased because profits have gone up hugely this year. answer: (c) earn her living 116 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) on our route A5 At the moment plans are in progress and the work should be finished next year. You can't benefit by agreeing to two opposite views.english-test. intermediate-16 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 16 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Way Idioms A1 Incidentally are you thinking of going on holiday? answer: (a) Incidentally A2 If I'm hindering you.net . answer: (d) occasionally A7 The army commander was very concerned about his troops and would never allow them to be in in danger. answer: (a) yield A10 She left school and immediately started to earn her living without help from her family. answer: (d) have gone up hugely A4 As your house is on our route. answer: (d) in danger A8 You'll just have to make a decision. answer: (b) benefit by agreeing to two opposite views A9 In view of the considerable opposition the members agreed to yield.28.

answer: (c) Can you repeat that A2 Your mom is going to reprimand you if you don't clean your room now. answer: (a) happened A6 A lot of people from the office I work at got sick with the flu this past week. answer: (c) got sick with A7 In the end. answer: (d) was revealed A4 Robert Koch was the first person to discover a medicine to help in the treatment of Tuberculosis. answer: (d) objectively and entirely confront and understand 117 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I didn't hear what you said. answer: (d) is because of A8 When my boss asked me to come to his office this morning. answer: (b) discover A5 My dream of having my own house has finally happened. little did I know I was going to go through some harsh comments. answer: (b) suddenly appeared A10 I need to objectively and entirely confront and understand myself.29. answer: (a) going to go through A9 I was turning into the left lane when a car suddenly appeared and hit me. it all is because of the fact that you don't really care about me. answer: (a) reprimand A3 New evidence was revealed at the end of the trial.english-test.net . intermediate-17 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 17 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Idioms with come A1 Can you repeat that? Sorry.

answer: (a) didn't come A4 It seems like something has been bothering and upsetting John lately. answer: (c) was angry with him A8 It makes me completely lose interest when guys dont respect my boundaries. answer: (c) take a big risk A3 I am so mad at my boyfriend.30. It wasn't until she saw the smirk on his face that Andrea noticed he was just fooling her. We were supposed to have a date last night at the park but he didn't come. answer: (c) ringing constantly A10 I think George and Lisa would make a great couple. answer: (d) get them together 118 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. her telephone has been ringing constantly. answer: (c) got married A7 Bob's mom was angry with him when she saw his report card from school. answer: (b) really strong instinct A6 Andrew and Ana have been dating each other for so long that I think it's about time they got married.net . He's just not the same person any more. answer: (a) makes me completely lose interest A9 Ever since Melanie won the Miss Universe Competition. answer: (b) fooling her A2 Why should she take a big risk for them? They never helped her with anything. intermediate-18 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 18 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Common English Idioms A1 Tom told Andrea that giant turtles had escaped from the city zoo and were eating only left-handed people. answer: (d) bothering and upsetting A5 I have a really strong instinct that one of the employees is giving information about his boss to another company.english-test. We should try to get them together.

answer: (c) out of their jurisdiction A8 Jane Williams is a very good investigative reporter. answer: (a) in their care A3 This last year. answer: (a) imminent A6 Do we have enough people available to help us move our stuff into the house? answer: (b) available A7 The FBI told the local police that their case was out of their jurisdiction. you've got to give her credit.english-test.31. answer: (a) give her credit A9 Honey. The investigation was now a Federal matter. answer: (c) give me A10 Learning a foreign language goes together with International Business. my company has made money at a huge rate! answer: (b) at a huge rate A4 As soon as he took possession of all that money. answer: (d) took possession of A5 The beginning of a new generation of computer software is imminent.net . answer: (d) together 119 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. intermediate-19 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 19 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Idioms with Hand A1 We need to do something about it! This situation is getting out of control! answer: (c) out of control A2 Now the grandparents have the children in their care. please? It's right next to you on the table. he donated part of it to charitable institutions. can you give me the car key.

answer: (a) package to store left over food so the person can take it home A3 Fabian was a coward.32.net . No wonder his classmates were always giving him a hard time.english-test. intermediate-20 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 20 (Answer Keys) Questions Index English Idioms and Phrases A1 You have to raise your voice a little when talking to him. answer: (d) is crazy 120 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) deaf A2 I went to a real nice restaurant yesterday. The food cost was cheap and they served a lot of food. answer: (a) rescued from an unwanted situation A10 I would stay away from that guy if I were you. as long as we we divide the costs next time. okay? answer: (c) calm down A9 Kyle was rescued from an unwanted situation when his sister walked in and asked him to take her to ballet practice. We have to start right now. Everything is going to be alright. I had to ask for a package to store left over food so the person can take it home because I couldn't eat the whole thing. He's a little deaf. he is crazy. The wedding is tomorrow and we haven't even started with the decorations yet. answer: (c) coward A4 I invited a friend to go to a street market by my house where they served some real good Japanese food. answer: (d) to start right now A8 Just calm down. is everything clear? Oh. My friend's mom wanted to pay for her daughter's meal. Everybody is invited! answer: (a) dinner where everybody brings something to eat A7 I need everybody's help. answer: (d) we divide the costs A5 So. but I insisted on paying for both our meals myself. yes indeed sir! answer: (b) clear A6 We are having a dinner where everybody brings something to eat at Tim's house tomorrow. her mom finally said: Ok.

She is an excellent doctor. but it was all just pretending. answer: (b) I understand A9 Ana finally succeeded.. I would take great advantage of it. answer: (d) was meaningful enough to influence history A4 You can give people great pleasure just by telling them how important they are to you. answer: (a) make enough money to pay for expenses A3 Man's first walk on the moon was meaningful enough to influence history. answer: (d) acted like a fool A7 So.33. answer: (c) succeeded A10 Mom. answer: (b) take great advantage of A6 Charity acted like a fool at the club when she saw her boyfriend dancing with another girl. answer: (b) pretending A2 I've been working hard for the last few months trying to make enough money to pay for expenses. Have you decided where you want to go for your internship? answer: (a) decided A8 Now I understand why you moved out of that house. answer: (c) give people great pleasure A5 If I had a chance to go to Paris. can you tell Todd to stop mocking me? answer: (a) mocking 121 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. intermediate-21 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 21 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions with make A1 Everybody thought Jane and Elliot were a happy couple. George..english-test. but something I'm not even expecting always comes up and I have to pay for it.net .

He is a potato chip delivery truck driver. answer: (c) janitor A2 Linda got a job as secretary in a Law Firm. answer: (a) check-out clerks A9 The day before Carol's wedding.34. answer: (d) secretary A3 Celebrities are usually surrounded by their bodyguards. intermediate-22 English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 22 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Double Speak in Job Titles A1 The school janitor was the main suspect of the girl's disappearance.net . answer: (c) a newspaper delivery boy A8 Some places in New York have advertised on the newspaper they needed part-time check-out clerks. answer: (d) a manicurist A10 The television weatherman said on TV that it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow. answer: (b) television weatherman 122 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) a hairdresser A6 My mom used to work at a hospital as a nurse. answer: (c) a nurse A7 Bob used to work as a newspaper delivery boy during school summer breaks when he was a kid. now he has his own newspaper. answer: (b) bodyguards A4 George is in the food business now. her bridesmaids went to see a a manicurist. answer: (b) a potato chip delivery truck driver A5 I have always wanted to be a hairdresser.english-test.

35.english-test. answer: (d) something very expensive and useless A7 When the business folded. answer: (a) very short sighted A9 I get very irritated sometimes because they're always up very early and I like to lie in. answer: (a) to make a fool of you A6 It's a lovely house and very big but nobody uses it so it's something very expensive and useless. answer: (b) the one with a bad reputation A4 I shouldn't go outside without a raincoat because it's raining very heavily. answer: (b) up very early A10 I would advise you to do that as well and in that way you'll get two things done at the same time. answer: (c) get two things done at the same time 123 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) the biggest part A8 Without my glasses I can't see where I'm going in fact I'm very short sighted. answer: (d) never does what he wants A3 No-one ever mentions him because he's regarded as the one with a bad reputation. answer: (c) it's raining very heavily A5 You shouldn't sign there I think he's about to make a fool of you. he took the biggest part of the assets. advanced-1 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 1 (Answer Keys) Questions Index English Animal Idioms A1 There are times when you must decide and make a bold decision. answer: (c) make a bold decision A2 He never does what he wants really because his freedom is always curtailed.net .

answer: (c) totally agree 124 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-2 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 2 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Hands on A1 The opposition party dismissed the government's proposal without further consideration.net . answer: (b) in large quantities A3 They have lost all their money and now lead a sort of impoverished existence. answer: (d) do anything at all for you A5 In the obituary about the millionaire all his enterprises were listed and it looked as if he had had an involvement in many activities. answer: (b) force you to agree A8 Have a look at the benefits that the society can offer you and then you may feel like deciding to try membership for a trial. answer: (b) an involvement in many activities A6 I've just bought a brand new car with all the latest gadgets and quite honestly it has cost me a huge amount of money.36. answer: (a) without further consideration A2 Since she started work on the stock exchange she has been making money in large quantities. answer: (d) deciding to try membership for a trial A9 If you do join a political party then you are expected to stick to the rules on every occasion. answer: (a) impoverished A4 It's no good asking anybody in that shop to help you because they won't do anything at all for you.english-test. answer: (b) stick to the rules A10 I wouldn't say I never totally agree with my employers but sometimes they can make extraordinary demands. answer: (c) a huge amount of money A7 I don't want to have to force you to agree but I hope you realize that your refusal to comply could be harmful.

answer: (d) put a lot of faith in A3 This horse in all honesty didn't have a a chance in a million of winning.37. which Alex did.net . answer: (b) miserable A2 He had given in to a longstanding weakness of his and put a lot of faith in on the favourite winning the race. answer: (c) not worry what people thought A9 Fortunately it wasn't long before he got a lift with an old man who was very generous and gave him some money. answer: (b) with caution A5 What happened was that the stupid animal took fright halfway through the course and without worrying at all decided to go back to the start. He bought a ticket for the lottery and his luck changed because he won the jackpot. answer: (b) didn't have a penny A8 He decided he would not worry what people thought and try and hitchhike. answer: (d) worrying at all A6 As far as Alex was concerned this was the final disaster and he vowed he would never risk money on a horse ever again. answer: (a) was very generous A10 He told him to invest it wisely. advanced-3 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 3 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Lucky Alex A1 Alex had lost a lot of money and as a consequence was feeling miserable.english-test. answer: (a) a chance in a million A4 Alex said he had had a dream about the horse winning but most people regarded this story with caution. answer: (c) the final disaster A7 The trouble was that he didn't have a penny not even enough to pay for the fare home. answer: (c) his luck changed 125 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.

answer: (c) relax A2 Mary was exactly the same as everybody else but this particular night she wanted to really enjoy herself.english-test. answer: (c) there was a huge noise A5 Her next door neighbour soon grew very tired of the noise. answer: (b) everything is perfect 126 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. there was a huge noise. answer: (c) took not the slightest notice A7 In the end her neighbour decided to say exactly what he thought. answer: (b) utterly A10 A few months later they decided to knock down the adjoining wall and now everything is perfect. answer: (a) say exactly what he thought A8 Although he had never met her. advanced-4 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 4 (Answer Keys) Questions Index How Mary fell in love A1 Most people like to come home after work and relax. answer: (d) grew very tired of A6 He started hammering on the adjoining wall but Mary took not the slightest notice. answer: (c) really enjoy herself A3 She put her favourite CD on and turned it up to maximum volume. answer: (a) tell her off A9 Mary opened the door and as soon as they saw each other they fell utterly in love with each other.38.net . answer: (d) to maximum volume A4 As soon as she had done that. he was determined to tell her off.

answer: (a) having no resolution A9 It only remains for me to express my admiration for all those of you who remained loyal.39. who work in the background.net . answer: (d) in the background 127 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) give up A8 We can best describe someone like that as a person who is having no resolution. answer: (a) stop work A4 The important thing is that as soon as you saw the advantages. you got very interested in it. answer: (c) remained loyal A10 I must not forget either all those very important people. advanced-5 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 5 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Call it a day A1 I congratulate all those people who worked hard to get the contract. without whom none of us could operate.english-test. answer: (d) be cheerful A7 There are of course those who very easily give up. answer: (c) got very interested in A5 I'm also very proud of the way you wouldn't give up. answer: (b) wouldn't give up A6 There are times in life when it's very important to be cheerful. answer: (b) it was early in the morning A3 I'm sure sometimes you all wanted to stop work and go home. answer: (c) congratulate A2 Some of you worked on until it was early in the morning to make it a successful project.

net . answer: (d) experienced A2 He had joined the army as a young man because he wanted to have a good time a bit.40. answer: (b) make others forget A10 He ended his final days in a small cottage overlooking the barracks. answer: (a) ate only A7 For some years stayed in barracks in because he liked to be among his comrades. answer: (c) follow A5 He also managed to exist easily on his pay without any problems. answer: (a) came up to A4 He certainly travelled and there was plenty of excitement.english-test. advanced-6 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 6 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Live up to A1 Frank was an old soldier and experienced many wars. answer: (a) staying in other accommodation A9 He never did anything wrong and so he didn't have to make others forget any bad reputation. answer: (c) have a good time A3 He wanted excitement and travel and the army came up to its reputation. which made it possible for him to follow his dream. answer: (b) exist easily on A6 He ate only the simple food provided by the army. answer: (d) ended 128 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) stayed in barracks A8 He never really enjoyed staying in other accommodation.

41. answer: (a) willing to try A8 You should know that I'm in complete agreement with it. answer: (b) finished with A10 I'm looking for a new car. answer: (d) It's your turn A6 Are you at home on Tuesdays? answer: (a) at home A7 I'm certainly willing to try it. answer: (a) having a holiday A4 Are you kept informed about the latest developments? answer: (a) kept informed about A5 It's your turn. answer: (c) in complete agreement with A9 I'm finished with that company. answer: (b) looking for 129 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-7 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 7 (Answer Keys) Questions Index English Grammar Prepositions A1 What are you doing now? answer: (b) doing now A2 What are you interested in? answer: (d) interested in A3 I'm having a holiday on Monday.net .english-test.

answer: (a) stopped working A5 You're living in a under a delusion if you think they're going to pay you for nothing. advanced-8 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 8 (Answer Keys) Questions Index From Shakespeare originally A1 When he heard that he had lost his job. answer: (b) very reliable A10 Whenever he has been treated badly.net . answer: (c) into difficulties A4 I'm afraid that my poor old car has finally stopped working. answer: (d) under a delusion A6 It was a total mystery as apparently there was no logical reason why he did it. Charles is very reliable. it was little help to learn that he could keep his car. answer: (d) little help A2 The selection of candidates was done in a casual manner so that nobody knew why they were chosen.english-test. answer: (a) no logical reason A7 There is clearly a huge change in the way people now look at crime today. answer: (a) total recompense 130 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) a huge change A8 They looked everywhere for the lost passport but it seems to have disappeared completely. answer: (c) disappeared completely A9 When it comes to a crisis.42. he always demands his total recompense. answer: (d) casual A3 She had got herself into difficulties by trying to please everyone at the same time.

answer: (a) feels uncomfortable A6 Don't ever lend him money. she discourages it completely. answer: (a) best forgotten A3 That's always the trouble if she doesn't like it. he forgot to lock up last night. answer: (c) very freely A7 We think in the present circumstances the best policy is to take little action for a while. advanced-9 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 9 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Water Expressions A1 Charlie's in trouble again. answer: (d) in trouble A2 Forget it. answer: (b) discourages it completely A4 You must realize the gravity of the situation because you are in a serious situation now. that's best forgotten now. answer: (c) take little action A8 My original plan has been so reduced in importance that I don't recognize it now. answer: (a) reduced in importance A9 Your ideas are usually sound but this one won't be practical.net .43. answer: (c) a serious situation A5 He feels uncomfortable whenever he goes to a party. he spends it very freely. answer: (b) be practical A10 He'll be all right soon because any criticism is usually of no importance to him.english-test. answer: (a) of no importance 131 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I'm afraid.

answer: (b) a ready target A4 I'm afraid he didn't take my advice and they made him look a complete fool because he was unrepared and he ended up a person with no future.44. answer: (d) what will happen next A8 There is no need to apologize about your remarks as I can assure you it's of little concern to me. I suggest you hang on for a bit longer. answer: (c) of little concern A9 Once more he is out of favour but I couldn't possibly tell you why. answer: (c) is losing its standards A7 If you're unsure about what will happen next. answer: (b) the inefficient person A6 The older generation always maintains that in their day things were better and nowadays the country is losing its standards.net . answer: (b) out of favour A10 As so many people are coming to a party at their house. Dogs and Ducks A1 You will be in a very difficult situation now that he's revealed the truth. answer: (c) revealed the truth A2 If I were you. answer: (c) a person with no future A5 Mind you as I have said many times before I don't know how he's lasted so long in the job because he's always been the inefficient person in the team. answer: (c) not say any more A3 Remember if you go into that meeting without being prepared with some answers. answer: (a) in a nervous state 132 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I would not raise the subject again and my best advice is to not say any more.english-test. advanced-10 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 10 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Cats. you will simply be a ready target. they're running around preparing food in a nervous state.

answer: (d) I now can't follow the reasoning A10 After the traffic accident she behaved foolishly and drove the car into a brick wall. answer: (c) losing her control A8 He suddenly started shouting and screaming and people could plainly see that he had become angry. answer: (c) loses respect A2 At the crucial moment the climber became scared and had to be brought down the mountain. answer: (d) losing its advantage A4 There was a time when everybody would believe her totally but after this episode I'm afraid she's losing her skill. answer: (a) losing her skill A5 Under the new pay agreement many employees feel that they are at a disadvantage on allowances.net .english-test. answer: (b) behaved foolishly 133 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-11 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 11 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Losing It A1 The one thing a public figure hates is when he loses respect in front of all his admirers. answer: (a) without effect A7 After only a few weeks as a teacher of very badly behaved children she realized she was losing her control. answer: (a) become angry A9 I've tried very hard indeed to understand your argument step by step but I must confess I now can't follow the reasoning. answer: (c) became scared A3 The latest opinion polls show that the government is losing its advantage to the opposition party.45. answer: (b) at a disadvantage A6 I'm afraid that kind of humour is totally without effect him so you'll have to explain it more simply.

answer: (a) very near to 134 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (d) irritates me A3 Now that he's passed his exams and got his qualifications he's decided to behave informally. advanced-12 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 12 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Splitting Hairs A1 We told him to remain calm because he was getting angrier and angrier. Does it matter whether it's the past simple or the perfect tense? answer: (a) arguing about small points A7 I saw him last November and since then I have not seen him at all. answer: (c) not seen him at all A8 Don't worry if she doesn't say much because she says she's experiencing a lot of problems. answer: (b) to remain calm A2 I can't really explain it but the moment she walks into the room and asks me a question she irritates me. answer: (c) terrified me A5 After the boss had given her the sack. it really terrified me.english-test. she just walked out of the office showing no feeling at all.46.net . answer: (b) showing no feeling at all A6 Quite frankly you're arguing about small points. answer: (a) she's experiencing a lot of problems A9 I was really scared when I saw him because he was extremely angry about the new management decision. answer: (c) extremely angry A10 They were very lucky they didn't get themselves killed because they came very near to falling down the mountain. answer: (a) behave informally A4 When I opened the door and saw this white figure in front of me.

answer: (b) trustworthy A7 I lost a lot of money well and truly last week: I saw the same computer for sale today at half the price I paid. answer: (d) totally innocent A10 After several hours of cleaning the children had made the kitchen spotless before their parents came home.english-test.47. answer: (d) confess A4 The enquiry into allegations of fraud against the minister proved in the end that she was innocent. answer: (c) she was innocent A5 With the appointment of a new director it was decided to remove all obstacles and create a new board of governors. answer: (b) lost a lot of money A8 We tried to catch the thief who'd snatched the handbag but he ran away quickly. answer: (a) confirm it was satisfactory A2 Now that all the problems have been sorted out he is able to go back to work making a fresh start. answer: (c) ran away quickly A9 At the end of a lengthy police investigation he emerged as totally innocent. answer: (c) making a fresh start A3 After a great deal of questioning he decided to confess and tell the truth. advanced-13 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 13 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Squeaky Clean A1 The auditors made a thorough check on all aspects of the company and decided to confirm it was satisfactory. answer: (a) spotless 135 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . answer: (a) remove all obstacles A6 Some of the members of the board are under some suspicion but he is regarded as trustworthy.

answer: (c) promise A2 She had to admit she was wrong when it turned out that she had chosen the wrong horse in the race. answer: (b) do what they say A5 They spend very little on advertising and tend to get new work through recommendation. answer: (b) listens eagerly to everything she says A7 Straightaway we could tell at the interview she was the ideal candidate for the job. answer: (c) quarrelled A4 You can always rely on that company because they do what they say whatever happens. answer: (c) don't say anything A10 I couldn't agree with you more. advanced-14 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 14 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Word of Mouth A1 I promise it will never happen again. answer: (b) said what I wanted to say 136 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (d) admit she was wrong A3 They quarrelled last night so be prepared for miserable faces this morning. to be honest you've said what I wanted to say.48. let me know. answer: (a) recommendation A6 You can see that he's deeply in love with her because he listens eagerly to everything she says. answer: (c) Straightaway A8 Remember as soon as you feel able to continue with walk.english-test. answer: (a) let me know A9 I can only repeat that I want you to wait until Tuesday before you tell her.net . remember don't say anything.

net . answer: (c) start of something worse A6 Since we put that advertisement in the local newspapers. let me know as they're a bit difficult to find around here. answer: (d) whatever the difficulties 137 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-15 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 15 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions and idioms with thin A1 He worries too much about his appearance and now he says he's going bald. answer: (a) very thin A4 If you know of a good plumber. answer: (a) quickly in large numbers A7 You'll be lucky if you get more than two words out of him because I'm afraid he's very stupid.49. answer: (c) more than I could stand A10 There are certain members in the party who will stand by their leader whatever the difficulties.english-test. replies have been coming in quickly in large numbers. answer: (c) going bald A2 She lost her job last year and since then she's been finding it difficult without money. answer: (d) very stupid A8 They've settled their argument at long last and now they're very friendly. I could see this was the start of something worse. answer: (b) very friendly A9 In view of the way she behaved I thought it was more than I could stand when she asked him to apologize to her. answer: (b) difficult to find A5 Although he only asked me to lend him EUR 5. answer: (d) finding it difficult without money A3 He really must start eating properly because at the moment he's very thin.

all he could think about was attracting attention and he started calling out as loudly as possible.english-test.net . answer: (d) very soundly A8 Students usually take on paid employment during the vacation to add to their grants.50. answer: (a) losing his hair A2 When the accident happened. answer: (a) exaggerate A7 For the first time in ages I actually slept very soundly last night. answer: (c) add to A9 Her mother was very snobbish and didn't like the idea of her daughter marrying someone who was not of high social standing. he simply lost his temper. answer: (d) At a rough calculation A4 It's certainly not difficult to see who's the most important person around here theses days. answer: (c) the most important person A5 Since she won the lottery last week she's been feeling very happy. advanced-16 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 16 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions with Top A1 He's always worried about his appearance and now he's concerned because he's losing his hair. answer: (d) as loudly as possible A3 At a rough calculation I would say it's going to cost more than twice what you have budgeted for. answer: (b) very happy A6 Many politicians like to impress the votes but a few of them exaggerate sometimes in their speeches. answer: (a) lost his temper 138 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) of high social standing A10 It had been a terrible day for him and when he learned finally that he had lost his job.

answer: (c) speaks condescendingly A5 In contrast to her husband she's a very practical sort of person who manages to control his wild ideas. answer: (c) in Australia 139 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. they all stopped working.51. answer: (b) shabbily dressed A7 I invested all my money in that failed company and now I find my whole investment has been wasted. answer: (d) practical A6 He's certainly picked himself up since we last saw him when he was clearly shabbily dressed.english-test. answer: (a) your responsibility A10 They've had enough of the bad climate and high taxes here and have gone to live in Australia. answer: (a) miserable A2 I think we've had our fun and now it's time we began seriously to consider the idea of earning some money. answer: (c) began seriously to consider A3 As soon as they heard the news that one of their fellow workers had been given the sack. advanced-17 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 17 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Down to Earth A1 Poor Charlie has been miserable since he learned that he's lost his job. answer: (b) stopped working A4 She always speaks condescendingly to me as if I'm not worth consideration. answer: (d) depressed A9 Let's put it like this — you made the decision and so it's your responsibility as to what happens next.net . answer: (c) has been wasted A8 You can use special symbols in your emails if you want to show you're depressed.

I can give you a summary and the information when we next meet. answer: (d) didn't think much of A7 We knew that he was dishonest but we didn't imagine he behave so disgracefully as to steal from his own family. advanced-18 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 18 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions with low A1 If you like.net . answer: (b) keep away from the public A5 In the 19th century in big houses the people who lived in the basement were the servants. answer: (a) reduced A10 If you invest in the financial markets you must expect the decreases as well as the highs in the income. answer: (c) in the basement A6 From the critical comments the journalist was making.52. it was clear he didn't think much of the country's leader. answer: (d) unwell A4 On account of his unpopularity the politician decided to keep away from the public for a few weeks. answer: (a) information A2 It's the fashion now to write the first letter of your name not in capitals but in small letters. answer: (a) behave so disgracefully A8 We wanted to cheer you up as we'd heard you were feeling rather depressed.english-test. answer: (c) decreases 140 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) small letters A3 She's usually very fit and healthy and that's why we were surprised to learn she was unwell. answer: (b) rather depressed A9 I recommend you take out your loan now to take advantage of the reduced interest rate.

the paper always sent their most experienced reporter. answer: (a) experience responsibility A9 I thought he was going to burst with anger because he was getting very angry.english-test. answer: (a) strict about 141 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) very quickly A3 He can never wait for the next issue of his favourite magazine and likes to get a copy that's just printed. answer: (d) selling very well A8 In order to provide training for the staff in the department everyone had to experience responsibility. advanced-19 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 19 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Hot expressions A1 They just sit around. answer: (c) empty talk A2 As soon as they heard the news. answer: (b) delicate situation A5 Whenever there was a war zone that needed covering. they didn't hesitate and drove very quickly to the hospital. discuss nothing in particular and just produce empty talk. answer: (d) just printed A4 I'm not quite sure how to handle the problem at the moment as it's not easy to explain a sort of delicate situation. answer: (c) very angry A10 The one thing you mustn't do is be late because the boss is very strict about punctuality. answer: (c) in trouble A7 Have you seen that long queue outside the supermarket? Whatever they're selling is selling very well.net .53. answer: (d) war zone A6 He'd only been in his new job three days when he found himself in in trouble for something he'd done wrong.

net . answer: (c) well behaved A6 He wanted to make sure that his car looked good and so he made sure it was spotless before he sold it. answer: (b) completely flat A5 The baby sitter had no problem with the children because they were well behaved the whole evening. answer: (a) totally free A4 Suddenly the car leant to one side and when he got out.54. answer: (b) bright and cheerful A2 It was a serious operation but he made a complete recovery and was soon in good health. he was able to lift the carriage up and let the trapped man out. answer: (b) very strong 142 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-20 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 20 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Comparisons with as . he saw there was no air in one tyre that was completely flat.. answer: (c) in person A9 You could always rely on her because in any situation she stayed totally dependable. answer: (d) in good health A3 When she left school. answer: (b) completely mad A8 We really didn't expect to see him at all that night but then suddenly he appeared in person.. as A1 After a good night's sleep she woke feeling bright and cheerful. answer: (a) totally dependable A10 As he was very strong. answer: (d) spotless A7 The one thing you could be sure of was that he would not behave in a normal way he was in fact completely mad.english-test.. she found she could do what she liked and be totally free.

answer: (b) have fun A10 Don't take too much notice of what he's saying. answer: (a) come straight to the point A8 It seems a sound project with potential and so I advise you to make an offer for it. he's simply exaggerating. answer: (c) make an offer for it A9 If I were you. answer: (d) survive A7 I'll come straight to the point and tell you exactly what I think. he's just making a fuss. advanced-21 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 21 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Expressions with make A1 Their big ambition in life was to choose the right moment to sell their shares ad then make a lot of money. I would stop worrying about it and simply have fun while you can. answer: (d) frightened you A4 I reckon when they sold that lovely big house it must have provided them with a huge sum of money.55. answer: (a) making a fuss 143 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.english-test.net . answer: (b) provided them with a huge sum of money A5 Ignore his comments it's not really that bad. answer: (c) exaggerating A6 We've lost a lot of money and have little income and so we're finding it difficult to survive. answer: (a) not really progressing A3 The shock was so great it frightened you. answer: (c) make a lot of money A2 They've tried hard to increase their profits in the business but so far are not really progressing.

answer: (b) worthless person A4 First he agreed and then he disagreed. answer: (a) teaching someone who was more experienced than he A8 They told her to put some money aside each month so she would have a savings account. answer: (c) accept just a promise of money A10 You'll need all your tact in this situation and you'll have to be very sensitive.net . answer: (a) looking foolish A5 You've got to learn to diversify and not to rely on just one scheme. answer: (c) did encourage him A3 You've always stood by him in all his bad habits but underneath I think he's a worthless person. answer: (d) she gave an embarrassing performance A7 It was a bit like teaching someone who was more experienced than he when the young director was showing the veteran actress how to act. The result was he ended up looking foolish. answer: (b) a savings account A9 We all advised him to make sure he got payment and didn't accept just a promise of money. answer: (b) be very sensitive 144 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) to rely on just one scheme A6 She wasn't really successful in her first stage play. In fact you could say she she gave an embarrassing performance.56. answer: (d) absolutely sure A2 I know you didn't exactly push him into accepting the offer but you must admit you did encourage him. advanced-22 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 22 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Egg expressions A1 I'm pretty certain but perhaps I wouldn't go as far as saying I'm absolutely sure.english-test.

answer: (c) It's not impossible A4 We haven't seen him for ages but he turns up very rarely. answer: (d) let me finish speaking A3 It's not impossible you couldn't pass your exam if you really tried. answer: (b) a long time since A2 I wish you would stop talking and let me finish speaking. Just relax. answer: (b) almost impossible A6 He seriously believes that we think he's stupid but we really don't.english-test. answer: (b) failure A8 I know you're keen but I don't want you to start too soon. answer: (a) very rarely A5 It's almost impossible trying to get him to see sense because he takes no notice. answer: (c) start too soon A9 Count to ten before you say anything and don't lose your temper.57. answer: (a) there's nobody there 145 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.net . advanced-23 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 23 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Idioms with prepositions A1 It's a long time since those days long ago when you could leave your front door unlocked. answer: (d) He seriously believes A7 We thought it would all go off very well but in the end it turned out to be a failure. answer: (d) lose your temper A10 It's like there's nobody there because you never get an answer from her.

answer: (d) very badly A10 Before the meeting officially starts I'd like to mention one or two points. answer: (a) really annoying A7 To be honest he leads a miserable life because he works all the time and has no friends.58. answer: (c) saying how clever he is A2 You can always rely on him to make things go wrong and suddenly everything stops.net . answer: (d) stop trying A4 My advice is to stop worrying about it and make an effort. answer: (b) mention 146 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-24 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 24 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Idioms with phrasal verbs A1 You certainly couldn't call him modest because he's always saying how clever he is.english-test. answer: (b) make an effort A5 We've had a lovely time and walked a long way but I think it's time to stop. answer: (c) stop A6 I just can't open this tin at all and I always find this type of container really annoying. answer: (c) commit a social blunder A9 That sort of joke never makes people laugh and on this occasion it went down very badly. answer: (a) make things go wrong A3 He tried and tried and tried but in the end he decided the time had come to stop trying. answer: (b) a miserable life A8 The one thing you can be sure of is that whatever the situation she'll commit a social blunder and embarrass everyone.

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because all stores reduce their prices. sir. We can't do that. Have a nice day! answer: (d) mailed A7 My son would love to have a Buzz Lightmonth toy for his birthday. please. answer: (a) guarantee A10 Mr. I would like a reimburse on these shoes. — Sorry. advanced-26 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 26 (Answer Keys) Questions Index Retail Sales Expressions A1 I went to BuyLots and bought a computer on payment plan. ma'am. ma'am. answer: (a) order of payment issued by a bank A6 Thanks for buying at Build-a-Monster.english-test. I used order of payment issued by a bank to pay my rent. answer: (b) a reimburse A9 Melinda bought a Plasma TV with a one year guarantee.net . lots of people buy products over the Internet. answer: (c) buy A4 It's really important to keep a proof of purchase of the products you buy in case you need to return or exchange them. answer: (c) not available A8 Excuse me. your product will be mailed in 1 to 2 business days.60. answer: (c) payment plan A2 The best time to go shopping in the USA is the day after Thanksgiving. Thompson only buys things that are inexpensive. They are not available. answer: (b) proof of purchase A5 When I first moved to the USA and didn't have a bank account. answer: (c) inexpensive 148 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. They don't fit me. Do you have any at your store? — Sorry. answer: (a) reduce A3 Nowadays.

You can't tell him anything or the whole world will know about it.english-test. crazy manner as soon as the teacher left the room. answer: (a) angry A3 Johnny has a really talkative nature and doesn't keep secrets well.61. answer: (a) talkative nature and doesn't keep secrets well A4 Our manager made a big fuss about the slight decrease in sales last month. answer: (a) got drunk A8 The class acted in a wild. answer: (a) acted in a wild. advanced-27 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 27 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (1) A1 I feel really good about this class. answer: (a) spent all of his money A6 Kathy was ready to lose her temper when she found out someone stole her patent idea. crazy manner A9 Christie fell down and got a bruise on her arm so she cried until her mother picked her up. answer: (b) do well or excel in A2 His mom was really angry because he got home late last night. I'm going to do well or excel in the exam tomorrow. answer: (a) become aware of his situation 149 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) big fuss A5 Richard received a large inheritance last year but he spent all of his money on silly things and now he's broke.net . answer: (b) bruise A10 If Randy doesn't become aware of his situation. he'll fail the entire school year. answer: (c) lose her temper A7 The college students went out to a club last night and got drunk because the school year ended.

They have really good food and I can't wait to eat a lot. answer: (c) get a suntan A6 I'm so tired. I'm going to sit on the beach to get a suntan. answer: (a) eat a lot A9 Don't let him swindle or manipulate you. Can I borrow a dollar? answer: (c) dollar A3 Rowan is really depressed about the break-up. answer: (a) stingy A8 We went to the Grand Buffet this past weekend. answer: (c) a great opportunity to further her career A2 I don't have any money on me. answer: (a) a lazy person 150 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. Now. she's working as a waitress and waiting for a great opportunity to further her career. I'm going home to get some sleep. He sits in front of the TV all night long. He's only using you because he wants you to give him some money.net . She always looks so sad and apathetic. answer: (b) forced him to sit and watch the game A5 I can't wait for our vacation next month. answer: (a) sad and apathetic A4 Jeff really wanted to play at the basketball game last night but his coach forced him to sit and watch the game for bad behavior this past week. I'll call you tomorrow.62.english-test. answer: (c) get some sleep A7 He'll never go for that. advanced-28 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 28 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (2) A1 Lauren moved to Los Angeles to become an actress. It's too expensive and he's so stingy. answer: (a) swindle or manipulate A10 Dean has turned into such a lazy person.

answer: (a) sexually explicit A9 Karen got rid of her little sister so we could go to the year-end party. Now. I don't think the kids should watch it.net . Her husband will pay for the meal. answer: (a) good with great benefits A4 Notre Dame is going to defeat the other team because they're strong and well-organized this year. He's become a real boring and negative person. advanced-29 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 29 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (3) A1 Why don't you open that bottle of wine so we can start celebrating your promotion. She gets a lot of time off and doesn't work very hard at all.63.english-test. answer: (a) boring and negative person 151 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) study really hard in a short period of time A3 Tanya's job is really good with great benefits. answer: (b) open that bottle A2 Sally had poor study habits so she had to study really hard in a short period of time for her chemistry exam. answer: (b) defeat A5 The food was so good. answer: (b) boring and there aren't many patrons A7 Don't worry. can you ask for the bill so we can see what the cost of the meal is? answer: (a) cost of the meal A6 I don't want to come to this club ever again. answer: (a) got rid of A10 I don't want to hang out with Tom anymore. He has a lot of money. answer: (c) a lot of money A8 That movie was really sexually explicit. It's always boring and there aren't many patrons.

answer: (a) a bonus received without cost/charge A9 The computer system we use at work has a minor malfunction in it so we couldn't do any of our work today. answer: (a) an outpour of anger and complaints A2 Normally. She has a very different sense of humor.net . answer: (b) memory of a past incident A5 My husband and I want to go watch that new movie/film. drug addicts need a dose of something they strongly crave in order to cope with their day once they are addicted to a particular drug. Her parents lectured her about breaking curfews for more than an hour. The technician will be in tomorrow to fix it for us. answer: (a) got really upset A7 Some people say that my teacher is a physically attractive lady. answer: (b) didn't understand the joke 152 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. he instantly had a memory of a past incident reminiscent of his childhood. answer: (a) dose of something they strongly crave A3 People say Lana is really unconventional and odd so she can't handle important projects at work. We heard it's pretty good. answer: (b) minor malfunction A10 Carmen told me the joke three times but I still didn't understand the joke. answer: (a) movie/film A6 Laura got really upset when she heard about the tornado that hit her hometown. answer: (a) unconventional and odd A4 When he saw the giant wheel at the fair.64. advanced-30 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 30 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (4) A1 Christine got an outpour of anger and complaints when she got home last night.english-test. answer: (c) physically attractive A8 That vacation package to Puerto Vallarta was a bonus received without cost/charge when I bought the cruise line vacation package that starts out in Fort Lauderdale.

answer: (b) was overly excited A3 Jim thinks Las Vegas hotels are pretty extravagant and showy. her boss wants to fire both of them. answer: (c) use his brain 153 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (c) being idle and wasting time A9 Tim just spent thirty thousand dollars on a new car last week. answer: (b) made her conceited and overconfident A6 After the tragic accident.net .english-test. answer: (c) showed active support A5 Laura got a big promotion last month and now the whole thing made her conceited and overconfident. advanced-31 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 31 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (5) A1 I was highly interested in art and writing when I was a child. Tyler was emotionally shattered. answer: (a) made a careless and silly mistake A8 Simon is notorious for being idle and wasting time at work. answer: (a) was highly interested in A2 Sharon was overly excited when she found out that she won a large shopping spree. Now. answer: (b) extravagant and showy A4 Karrie showed active support for her co-worker last week. without pay. Now. answer: (a) thousand dollars A10 Our boss told Kevin to use his brain to solve the problem. answer: (a) was emotionally shattered A7 I really made a careless and silly mistake at work this week. to fix it. I have to work overtime.65.

answer: (a) work hard A6 My roommate usually looks pretty unclean and sloppy when she goes out. It's lucrative and easy. answer: (c) dangerous A10 We have to sit down and quickly work out an agreement before the end of the week. answer: (a) disgusting A4 Where should we go for some good food? answer: (b) food A5 You've been very lazy this past semester. It looks disgusting. answer: (b) dirty A9 That road was really dangerous.66.net . especially when your opinion is not a popular one.english-test. answer: (c) lucrative and easy A3 I don't want that sandwich. advanced-32 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 32 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (6) A1 A lot of students at the high school across the street smoke marijuana during lunch hour. It looks a little dirty. We should take another route next time. you have to really work hard if you want to graduate in June. answer: (a) unclean and sloppy A7 It takes a lot of courage to stand up for what you believe in. Now. answer: (b) courage A8 I don't like your jacket. answer: (b) smoke marijuana A2 Cathy is really happy at her new job. answer: (b) quickly work out 154 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.

answer: (c) feeling A4 The neighbors across the street seem like they are financially stable. answer: (c) wait a moment A3 I like your friend. I got a really good feeling from her. answer: (a) a success A6 Oh.english-test. answer: (a) boss A10 In order to succeed in the stock market. answer: (a) quit A2 Can you wait a moment please? I have to switch phones. I think they were smoking pot earlier. you don't know. answer: (c) are financially stable A5 Your new project was a success at the meeting on Friday. answer: (c) hid A9 I don't know what to say. Maggie has decided to quit her nursing career.net . advanced-33 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 33 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (7) A1 Due to her nervous breakdown last year. answer: (b) eager and highly motivated 155 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. You'll have to speak with the boss about that. answer: (a) intoxicated on drugs or alcohol A8 The gang members hid for nearly three weeks because they are wanted on three counts of armed robbery. He was fired because he was always late for work. answer: (b) was fired A7 Those kids look intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.67. you have to be eager and highly motivated and business savvy.

answer: (a) athletic guys 156 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) cause problems for me A10 Some of the girls at school like the athletic guys. people used to cause problems for me more. answer: (b) work hard and fast A3 Those colors are really stylish right now.english-test. answer: (c) seriously and deeply involved A9 In the past. answer: (b) prostitute A5 She's very attractive. He needs help.68. A lot of guys at school like her. I put my foot down a lot more. advanced-34 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 34 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (8) A1 Lisa has a very overly active son and she meets with his teacher a lot. Nowadays. answer: (b) stylish A4 She wears too much makeup and very revealing clothing. answer: (a) problematic situation A8 Isaac hung around with the wrong crowd and I'm afraid for him because he's seriously and deeply involved now.net . answer: (c) very attractive A6 She's a very serious person. She looks like a prostitute at times. answer: (a) serious A7 Don really got himself into a problematic situation this time. I think she needs to relax more. answer: (a) overly active A2 You really have to work hard and fast if you want to meet the deadline. A lot of people are using those shades in their homes.

He's a drug addict and was caught stealing money last week. answer: (a) enjoy A6 Sandra is always falling and hurting herself. She's such a clumsy person. answer: (a) drug addict A3 He just started his new job so he's still pretty naive. He's a cute and funny little guy.69. answer: (b) a punch in the face A10 I don't like to walk around after dusk because of the weird people that seem to emerge at that time. answer: (a) weird people 157 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) naive A4 I know you're nervous but you have to stay calm right now. answer: (b) stay calm A5 I enjoy my little nephew. answer: (c) very attractive person A9 John's classmate continually teased him until John gave him a punch in the face in the fourth grade. answer: (a) don't judge or criticize A8 Emma was really skinny as a child but now she's a very attractive person. advanced-35 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 35 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (9) A1 I've had to go for an hour.english-test. Where's the bathroom? answer: (c) bathroom A2 Kyle is in a lot of trouble. answer: (c) clumsy person A7 This exotic meal is really good so don't judge or criticize until you try it.net .

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A1 I really like my brother-in-law because he's so relaxed and calm. answer: (c) relaxed and calm A2 That story Greg told us is pretty inadequate. He's always late and he has a million excuses for his behavior. answer: (b) inadequate A3 Some men use a lot of persuasive and complementary words to pick up girls at night clubs. answer: (a) persuasive and complementary words A4 Sophie exercises every day but she still can't get rid of those rolls of fat around her stomach. answer: (a) rolls of fat around her stomach A5 Whenever Tom begins a new job, he keeps to himself, at first, because he doesn't want to cause any problems. answer: (b) cause any problems A6 Bette plays a highly-skilled game of hockey. She's in the female league and is the top-scorer. answer: (a) highly-skilled A7 When Steven sold the rights to his unique and useful product, he made a lot of money. answer: (b) a lot of money A8 Last month, Tim and Sherri reached the credit limits of their credit cards because he was laid-off earlier this year. answer: (a) reached the credit limits of A9 Beth needs to relax more or she'll have a heart attack soon. answer: (a) relax more A10 At work, a communication breakdown or collapse has taken place between the management and the workers. answer: (c) communication breakdown or collapse

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A1 My boss gave me a lot of silly and not useful work to do recently. I wish he would challenge me more. answer: (a) silly and not useful A2 Ted is going to try to seduce Sandra at the party next week. answer: (a) try to seduce A3 That movie we saw last night was pretty very emotional and tender. Did you like it? answer: (a) very emotional and tender A4 I think that dresser is pretty good. I wish I could build something like that. answer: (c) good A5 There are a lot of bad things about the new management team. answer: (b) bad things A6 I'll leave the frozen dinner out for you and then you can heat it in the microwave when you get home. answer: (a) heat it in the microwave A7 Most of my colleagues in the office think that Sarah is crazy and unstable. answer: (b) crazy and unstable A8 Can you pick me up after work? Sure, it's no problem. answer: (b) no problem A9 I love your new home. The location is great as well. answer: (a) home A10 My new worker means well but sometimes he can be annoying. answer: (b) annoying

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A1 Tom loves to party and have a good time so he throws a lot of parties at his house. answer: (a) loves to party and have a good time A2 Simon tried to seduce Nicole but she told him to get his hands off of her. answer: (c) hands A3 Josephine works long hours for not a lot of money. She's going to ask for a raise soon. answer: (b) not a lot of money A4 Rowan was completely drunk at the party on Friday. answer: (b) drunk A5 I'm not worried about the exam next week. It's going to be easy. answer: (a) easy A6 Laura's mother told her not to eat too much at the dinner party this coming weekend. answer: (a) to eat too much A7 I'm starving. Let's get some pizza and eat a lot of food tonight. answer: (b) eat a lot of food A8 We've been driving for a long time so we need to stop and go to the bathroom soon. answer: (a) stop and go to the bathroom A9 Mathew usually drinks a lot and this weekend was no exception. He was intoxicated! answer: (c) intoxicated A10 We've been working too hard lately. I'm very tired! answer: (c) very tired

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He's a real professional and he'll give you the information you need.net . Dinner is free because I want to pay for it this time. answer: (a) leave A9 Tim's subordinate is very disruptive at meetings so it's hard to tell who the lead or boss is most days.73. answer: (a) mentally prepared for A5 Our boss had a mental breakdown recently. answer: (a) had a mental breakdown A6 She behaved very badly on the weekend. In fact. He threatened to kill his family and now he's awaiting his trial in jail. answer: (a) mentally ill A7 I'm not feeling well. answer: (c) hit A2 You paid last time. answer: (a) easy money 161 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. I think I have food poisoning and I feel like I'm going to vomit. I think she's mentally ill and needs medical attention. advanced-39 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 39 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (13) A1 Joanne wanted to hit her co-worker because of the insulting comments she made. I had a great time tonight but I think I'm going to leave now. answer: (b) professional A4 Are you mentally prepared for your role in the play on the weekend? We've been rehearsing for months and I can't believe the big night is almost here. answer: (a) is free because I want to pay for it A3 I'm going to recommend my cousin for the legal advice you need. answer: (b) lead or boss A10 Sean needs to make easy money this month because he doesn't have enough money to cover his rent check. answer: (c) vomit A8 Well.english-test.

answer: (c) make a lot of noise A2 I'm so tired. answer: (a) very funny A9 I really dislike people who aren't courteous and take up much of the roadway. We need to talk about some things. answer: (a) talk A4 You've been living in that old and run down home forever. answer: (a) sleep A3 Let's meet on Friday. answer: (a) yelled at him A7 The bank is threatening to repossess Liam's car because he's late on his payments. My whole family watches it on Thursday evenings. there are some new employees who think they can just do whatever they want. answer: (b) new A6 Our supervisor yelled at him on Monday because his work is not acceptable. answer: (a) people who aren't courteous and take up much of the roadway A10 Can I have a scotch with ice please? answer: (c) with ice 162 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. advanced-40 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 40 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (14) A1 The teenagers next door make a lot of noise when their parents are out of town.english-test.net . answer: (b) repossess A8 That sitcom is very funny. When are you going to move into a nicer place? answer: (a) old and run down home A5 At work. I have to sleep for a while. They think they own the road.74.

answer: (c) children A4 My baby sister dominates the house. answer: (c) sleep A7 Most pyramid schemes seem like big deceptive acts to me. advanced-41 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 41 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (15) A1 Kevin and his family have had a hard time since the recent stock market crash. answer: (a) wig A3 There are a lot of children in our neighborhood. They are in for a big surprise.75. She's so spoiled! answer: (a) dominates A5 We renovated our entire house and now we've lost our momentum so the outdoor patio area will have to wait until we recover.net . answer: (b) makes a mistake 163 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (a) waste time A10 Tom's boss warned him that if he makes a mistake one more time. answer: (a) lost our momentum A6 I've been working all day so I'm going to sleep early tonight. answer: (a) deceptive acts A8 The little boy was so hungry that he quickly ate his food in about twenty seconds.english-test. answer: (b) hard time A2 My professor lost his hair and now he wears a wig. answer: (a) quickly ate A9 Some young people think they can waste time at work and get paid for it. he's going to fire him for good.

he asked him for a honest answer. answer: (a) prison A5 Heather was intoxicated at last year's Christmas party. The whole process is disgusting.net . He learns things very quickly.76. answer: (a) try A3 My boss quickly disagreed with the idea I suggested at the meeting. answer: (b) honest A10 My new job is really upsetting me. I think I'm going to look for a new one as soon as possible. advanced-42 English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 42 (Answer Keys) Questions Index American Slang Words (16) A1 Ken is a very intelligent guy. answer: (b) frightened A7 My husband loves to eat potatoes. Everyone is wondering if she'll do it again this year. answer: (a) upsetting me 164 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. answer: (b) intelligent A2 I didn't succeed the first time but I'm willing to give it another try. answer: (c) disagreed with A4 The armed robbers were quickly apprehended and then thrown in prison.english-test. He could eat them all day long. answer: (a) is disgusting A9 When the officer arrested the young boy. answer: (a) intoxicated A6 A loud noise frightened the horse and it quickly started galloping down the path. He didn't even consider it for a moment. answer: (b) potatoes A8 I'm not impressed with the progress.

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