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Idioms 9 Fill in the correct idiom.

 

fit like a glove: (of clothes) fit very well 1. She went to the best dressmaker to ensure that her wedding dress …….. 2. She couldn't quite remember the man's name but she........................................... . 3. You'll have to speak clearly because he's rather …………………………………………………. . 4. I ............. last night in spite of the storm. 5. We couldn't play tennis as it was .................... ........................................................ .
sleep like a dog: sleep very deeply
have sth on the tip of one’s tongue: (be) on the point of remembering and saying sth
pour with rain: rain heavily
be hard of hearing :   be rather deaf

 

Phrasal verbs 10 Fill in the correct preposition or adverb.

run across: find by chance 1. I ran...... an interesting article about fashion while I was reading the newspaper. 2. We've run................. flour and sugar – how can I make a cake? 3. The bank guard ran ................ the thief. 4. You mustn't run................your teachers. 5. David lost control of the car and ran........ a tree. 6. When the dog barked, the children ran.......... . 7. I ran.........an old friend of mine yesterday. 8. Our neighbour was run ............. by a taxi and was very badly injured.
run after: chase
run away: escape; get away by running
run down: 1) knockdown 2) say bad things about sb
run into sb/sth: 1) meet unexpectedly 2) collide with
run out of: reach the end (of a supply)

Fill in the correct preposition.

1. This offer is only valid ...... children under twelve. 2. She's good at Maths, but she's a bit weak Physics. 3. We've been waiting…….. you for an hour! 4. Buying badly made clothes is a waste ........ money. 5. I don't know what Laura is so upset….......... . 6. His parents warned him ............. misbehaving in school. 7. Dorothy is worried...............her daughter as she hasn't heard from her for weeks. 8. What's the use ................ complaining when nobody listens?

 

Idioms 10 Fill in the correct idiom.

 

be hard on sb: treat sb in a strict or unfair way   1.I..... - I think I'd better go to bed. 2. He's a nice boy, but he............. a bit......... when it comes to schoolwork. 3. You mustn't..................... your daughter - she's doing the best she can. 4. George........................ for nearly a year before he found a job. 5. If I....................................., I'd try to find a better place to live. 6. I............................ money this week - can I pay you next week? 7. By the end of the film my friend.......................... ......................on the sofa. 8. I'd like to play tennis, but I am completely......... ..................so I'm sure I'll lose.
be short of sth: not have enough  
be sound asleep:   be sleeping deeply
be flat out: be exhausted  
be out of work: be unemployed
be out of practice:   lack practice
be thick: be stupid
be in sb's shoes: be in sb's position

 



Phrasal verbs 11 Fill in the correct preposition or adverb.

set off: start ajourney; set out 1. If you want the day off, you'll have to find someone to stand ..... you. 2. Everyone stood .................. when the judge entered the court. 3. We had to set...................at 6 am to get to the village by 2 pm. 4. She loves travelling, so she's decided to set ....... a travel agency. 5. When she was accused of the crime, all her friends stood ................... her. 6. He was too shy to stand ..................... his boss when she accused him of being lazy. 7. They set ......... their tent in the middle of a field. 8. He set.......................... to become a successful lawyer but never made it. 9. The letters CD stand ............ "compact disc".
set out: 1) begin a journey 2) (+ full inf.) begin a job, task etc.
set up: 1) start a business, 2) erect
stand by sb: support sb, esp in a difficult situation
stand for: represent
stand in for: replace sb temporarily
stand up: rise to one's feet
stand up to: defend oneself against sb

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