Pick out

Do you know the English expression “to pick out“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Olga: What did you do last Saturday?

Dana: I went clothes shopping.

Olga: Did you find anything nice?

Dana: Yes, I picked out a beautiful dress for my brother’s wedding.

Does it mean:

a) try on

b) see

c) notice

d) choose

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Answer: d) choose

When one door closes…

Can you complete this famous English proverb? It means that when you lose an opportunity to do something, another, different opportunity appears.

When one door closes…

a) another one opens

b) the door opens again

c) another one also closes

d) keep it closed

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Answer: a) another one opens

When one door closes, another one opens!

When the cat is away…

Can you complete this famous English proverb? It means that when the person who is in charge of people or a place is not there, the people will do what they like, or behave badly.

For example, when the teacher is not in the classroom, the children will talk and play with each other instead of studying in silence.

When the cat is away…

a) the dog will be happy

b) the other cats will run around

c) the mice will play

d) everyone is bad

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Answer: c) the mice will play

When the cat is away, the mice will play!

Itchy feet

Do you know the English expression “to have itchy feet“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Claire: Have you heard about Emily? She has quit her job and is going travelling around Asia for a year.

Jackie: She went travelling last year, didn’t she?

Claire: Yes. She has itchy feet.

Does it mean:

a) have a problem with your feet

b) want to quit your job

c) have a strong desire to travel

d) travel to many places

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Answer: c) have a strong desire to travel

Kill time

Do you know the English expression “to kill time“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Gregory: What were you doing in the cafe this afternoon? You were there for a long time.

Fran: Oh I was just killing time before my next class started.

Does it mean:

a) do something more interesting than your plan

b) do something, usually not very interesting, while you are waiting for something or someone

c) use time wisely

d) do something easy before something important starts

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Answer: b) do something, usually not very interesting, while you are waiting for something or someone

Full of beans

Do you know the English expression “to be full of beans“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Lyndsey: How was Ethel last night?

Sarah: She was full of beans. She talked non-stop about her holiday to Greece and showed me all of her photos.

Does it mean:

a) full of energy

b) full of anger

c) to think about the past

d) to laugh a lot

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Answer: a) full of energy

A whale of a time

Do you know the English expression “to have a whale of a time“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Louise: How was the party?

Harriet: It was great! I had a whale of a time! I can’t wait for the next one!

Does it mean:

a) have a bad time

b) go to a big event

c) have a good time

d) talk to many people

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Answer: c) have a good time