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82 English Idioms and Expressions Tests
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Elementary Level
1. Adding Up ...............................................................................

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2. Take it in ..............................................................................

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3. Take it easy ............................................................................

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4. For Good ................................................................................

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5. In Control ..............................................................................

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6. Out of Control ..........................................................................

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7. All Agog ................................................................................

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8. Preposition Exercises ...................................................................

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9. Animal Idioms ...........................................................................

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10. Funny Idioms ...........................................................................

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11. Expressing Emotions ....................................................................

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12. Just keep it ...........................................................................

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Intermediate Level
1. Up to his ears ..........................................................................

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2. Send the right message ..................................................................

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3. A piece of cake .........................................................................

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4. Picking you up ..........................................................................

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5. As happy as the day is long .............................................................

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6. Privacy .................................................................................

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7. Hold on .................................................................................

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8. Money to burn ...........................................................................

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9. Go ahead ................................................................................

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10. Under my Skin ..........................................................................

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11. Home Sweet Home ........................................................................

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12. No good ................................................................................

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13. On the Water ...........................................................................

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14. British Idioms .........................................................................

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15. Expressions with cold ..................................................................

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16. Way Idioms .............................................................................

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17. Idioms with come .......................................................................

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18. Common English Idioms ..................................................................

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19. Idioms with Hand .......................................................................

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20. English Idioms and Phrases .............................................................

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...net ............................... 74 36....... 63 25....................................................... American Slang Words (8) .......... 72 34............................................ as ............................................................................ American Slang Words (10) ............................................. Down to Earth ....................... 56 18.. Idioms with phrasal verbs ............................................................. Expressions and idioms with thin ....... 69 31................ 64 26.......... American Slang Words (5) ............................................................................................................................................................ American Slang Words (4) ........................................................ American Slang Words (7) ............................... 41 3............. Expressions with low .. Mark Idioms .................. 55 17.............................................. 51 13........ 52 14......... 62 24.............................. How Mary fell in love ....................................... American Slang Words (2) ... Double Speak in Job Titles ........................................ Cats....... 75 37.................... English Grammar Prepositions .................... 57 19........................................................................ Expressions with make ...................... Expressions with make ............................... American Slang Words (3) ........ Water Expressions . Expressions with Top ........................................... American Slang Words (1) ....................................................... 58 20................................. 39 Advanced Level 1......................... Losing It ........................................... 76 2 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www.................. 49 11................ Idioms with prepositions ............................................. Egg expressions ........... Dogs and Ducks ...................... Squeaky Clean ...............english-test. Live up to ....................... 45 7................................. 59 21................... Lucky Alex .................. 42 4................................................. 50 12................................................................. American Slang Words (6) ....................................... Comparisons with as ....................... 48 10........... Hands on . 70 32....................................... 46 8............................ 65 27........................................................................ 47 9.......................................................................................................... 43 5.......................................................................... Word of Mouth .................................................. Hot expressions ...................................................................................... Call it a day ....................................................... American Slang Words (9) ..................................................... Retail Sales Expressions ..........................21.............................................. From Shakespeare originally ........................................................................................................ 40 2................... 68 30.............. 66 28............................... 60 22.... 38 22. 53 15............... 44 6..................... 54 16.................................................... 73 35........ 67 29.... English Animal Idioms ..... 71 33..................................... Splitting Hairs ................................................... 61 23.... American Slang Words (11) .............................

.... House/Building Idioms (1) ................................................................... 89 2................. 86 48......................................................................... 97 10............ 82 44................net .............................................................. Take it in .............................................................................................. 106 7...................................................... Money to burn ... American Slang Words (15) ............... 101 2............................................................. Up to his ears ....................... 91 4........................................................................ 87 Answer Keys ... 103 4.................................................................................. American Slang Words (18) ......................................................................................... 105 6.......... 107 8.............................. 100 Intermediate Level 1........................................ Clothing Idioms (1) ........... 85 47...................... 93 6.. 95 8........................................................ 114 3 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www................................................................................................ 84 46. 108 9................................................................ British Idioms ......................... A piece of cake ........................... Privacy ................................... 78 40........ 98 11........................................................................................ Clothing Idioms (2) ................................ Animal Idioms .............................. 80 42.......... Take it easy ... 112 13............................ On the Water ................... 96 9..........english-test.................. As happy as the day is long ..................... American Slang Words (13) ..................................................................................... Food Idioms ............................................................................................................... Funny Idioms ............................................ Under my Skin ............................38.. No good ................................ 94 7............................................................................... Preposition Exercises ..................................... Home Sweet Home ............ Send the right message ........................... 113 14.. In Control ... Adding Up ........................................... Just keep it ....... Out of Control ....................... 81 43..... Go ahead ........... 110 11........... American Slang Words (16) .... 83 45.......................... Picking you up ......................................................................... For Good ........... 109 10............................................... 90 3............................................................................................. 92 5........ American Slang Words (12) .................................................................... American Slang Words (17) ............... 77 39.......... 111 12..................................... Hold on ...... 79 41....................... Expressing Emotions ......... American Slang Words (14) ........................... All Agog ................................................................. 99 12....... 104 5.................... 88 Elementary Level 1......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 102 3...........................

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

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

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

(a) in person Q4 (c) not involved with If you give me a hand. then I shall be able to finish more quickly. (a) being light hearted Q7 (d) being faint hearted (b) talking straight (c) talking nonsense (d) talking tough The police advised them to go down to the cellar in order to be out of harm's way.english-test. English Idioms and Expressions / Intermediate level # 1 Answers Index Up to his ears Q1 He's up to his ears in work and cannot possibly see you now. (a) do absolutely anything (c) do something stupid (b) do something dangerous (d) do what you want Q10 You can always rely on Fred to put his foot in it and come out with a remark like that. (a) fully occupied with Q2 (c) take my fingers (d) pick me up (b) facing them (c) looking at them (d) seeing them (b) utterly (c) directly (d) simply As she is new to the job I would ask you to keep an eye on her for the time being.intermediate-1 2. (a) talking sense Q8 (b) being heavy hearted (b) inside the area (c) into safety (d) away from danger I'd give my right arm if I could get tickets for that concert.net . (a) away from the noise Q9 (c) being down hearted He accused her of talking through her hat and refused to accept a word of what she said. (a) quickly Q5 (d) concerned with I prefer to talk to people face to face rather than to talk on the phone. (a) take my hand Q3 (b) very interested in (b) consider (c) check (d) observe The opposition in parliament accused the government of playing games and refusing to accept the seriousness of the situation. (a) tread on somebody (c) say something embarrassing 18 (b) fall over (d) put on the wrong shoe PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. (a) look at Q6 (b) help me The manager dismissed the new proposal out of hand and said that it was not at all practical.

English Idioms and Expressions / Advanced level # 1 Answers Index English Animal Idioms Q1 There are times when you must decide and take the bull by the horns. (a) the easiest part Q8 (b) the smallest part (c) the biggest part (d) the only part Without my glasses I can't see where I'm going in fact I'm as blind as a bat. (a) never knows what to do (c) never goes out Q3 (b) sometimes does something wrong (d) never does what he wants No-one ever mentions him because he's regarded as the black sheep of the family. (a) it's just started to rain (c) it's raining very heavily Q5 (b) it's going to rain (d) it's raining a little You shouldn't sign there I think he's about to make a monkey out of you.english-test. (a) something very beautiful and useful (c) something very cheap and useless Q7 When the business folded. (a) very short sighted Q9 (b) something very big and useful (d) something very expensive and useless (b) very long sighted (c) very far sighted (d) very clear sighted I get very irritated sometimes because they're always up with the lark and I like to lie in. he took the lion's share of the assets. (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.net .advanced-1 3. (a) up very easily (b) up very early (c) up very often (d) up very noisily Q10 I would advise you to do that as well and in that way you'll kill two birds with one stone. (a) get things done twice (c) get two things done at the same time 40 PHOTOCOPIABLE (b) get something done two times (d) get two things done twice © www. (a) to make a fool of you (c) to make you feel stupid Q6 (b) to make you lose money (d) to make you lose interest It's a lovely house and very big but nobody uses it so it's a bit of a white elephant. (a) the one with a sense of humour (c) the one who is always late Q4 (b) the one with a bad reputation (d) the one who never washes I shouldn't go outside without a raincoat because it's raining cats and dogs.

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

answer: (a) in person A4 The manager dismissed the new proposal utterly and said that it was not at all practical. answer: (d) observe A6 The opposition in parliament accused the government of being light hearted and refusing to accept the seriousness of the situation. answer: (d) away from danger A9 I'd do absolutely anything if I could get tickets for that concert. 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 2.net . then I shall be able to finish more quickly. answer: (c) say something embarrassing 101 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. 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: (c) talking nonsense A8 The police advised them to go down to the cellar in order to be away from danger. answer: (a) do absolutely anything A10 You can always rely on Fred to say something embarrassing and come out with a remark like that.english-test. answer: (a) being light hearted A7 He accused her of talking nonsense and refused to accept a word of what she said. answer: (b) help me A3 I prefer to talk to people in person rather than to talk on the phone. answer: (a) fully occupied with A2 If you help me.

answer: (c) get two things done at the same time 123 PHOTOCOPIABLE © www. 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: (a) very short sighted A9 I get very irritated sometimes because they're always up very early and I like to lie in. answer: (d) something very expensive and useless A7 When the business folded.advanced-1 3. 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: (c) make a bold decision A2 He never does what he wants really because his freedom is always curtailed.english-test. answer: (c) it's raining very heavily A5 You shouldn't sign there I think he's about to make a fool of you. 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. he took the biggest part of the assets. answer: (d) never does what he wants A3 No-one ever mentions him because he's regarded as the one with a bad reputation.net . 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.

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