Dirt cheap

Do you know the English expression “dirt cheap“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Mike: I like your sunglasses. Were they expensive?

Liam: They were dirt cheap. I got them second-hand.

Does it mean:

a) very cheap

b) dirty and cheap

c) used

d) free

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Answer: a) very cheap

Walk on air

Do you know the English expression “to walk on air“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Karla: How do you feel after winning the dancing tournament?

Barbara: I’ve been walking on air! I hope this feeling lasts a long time!

Does it mean:

a) to float

b) to be delighted

c) to be a good dancer

d) to walk lightly

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Answer: b) to be delighted

Afraid of (one’s) shadow

Do you know the English expression “to be afraid of (one’s) shadow“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tina: How is your husband? I heard he was attacked when he was walking home from the pub.

Rachel: He’s afraid of his own shadow. Even the smallest thing makes him jump in fright.

Does it mean:

a) have a scary shadow

b) be afraid of people

c) be frightened easily

d) be fearless

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Answer: c) be frightened easily

People skills

Do you know the English expression “people skills“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Roberta: What qualities must a salesperson have?

Diane: He or she must be confident, intelligent, and have good people skills. The last one is important, because he or she must talk to many people.

Does it mean:

a) the ability to communicate well

b) the ability to get someone to buy something

c) the ability to annoy someone

d) the ability to meet many people

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Answer: a) the ability to communicate well

[Easy English Blog]My pet

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I have a pet turtle. Her name is Lee-chan. She is 16 years old. For a long time, I thought she was a boy. But around six years ago, she started to lay eggs, and I realised she was a girl!

When I got her, she was the size of a 500 yen coin. Now, she is bigger than my hand!

Lee-chan and I have been together for a long time. We have lived in different places – different houses, different cities…my life changes, but she is alway with me. Even though we have been together for a long time, she sometimes gets angry with me if I try to clean her water, or try to brush her shell.

When she is hungry, she comes to me and waves her arms around. It is like she is saying “feed me!” In summer, she likes to sit on her terrace and sunbathe. Her terrace used to have a bamboo sheet covering it, but it got dirty. I need to buy a new one. At the moment, her terrace is just a white rack. She doesn’t seem to mind, but I want to make the environment more natural for her. I think bamboo is better than plastic. I’ll buy one today.

Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press

Under the same roof

Do you know the English phrase “under the same roof“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Kyle: I heard that you and your brother don’t get on.

Neil: You’re right. He asked me if he could move into my place, but I will not live under the same roof as him.

Does it mean:

a) in the loft

b) in the same area

c) in the same building

d) in the same town

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Answer: c) in the same building

Mishap

Do you know the English noun “mishap“? (Pronounced “mis-hap”). Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jemma: How was the soccer tournament?

Nellie: It was a success. There were no mishaps.

Does it mean:

a) bad event or accident

b) good event

c) fight

d) argument

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Answer: a) bad event or accident