As clear as mud

Do you know the English expression “to be as clear as mud“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Steph: What did you think of John’s presentation? Did you understand it?

Liam: It was as clear as mud. I don’t know why the boss always picks him to do presentations. He can’t make one that is easy to undertstand.

Does it mean:

a) very easy to understand

b) fairly easy to understand

c) very difficult to understand

d) very interesting

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Answer: c) very difficult to understand

By the book

Do you know the English expression “by the book?” Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Angela: I heard that Graham did the accounts. Do you think the accounts will be OK?

Nina: They’ll be fine. Don’t worry. Graham always does things by the book.

Does it mean:

a) according to the rules

b) lazily

c) while reading

d) next to a book

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Answer: a) according to the rules

Hunted in Hong Kong – True/False Quiz

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This is a true/false quiz about the I Talk You Talk Press graded reader Hunted in Hong Kong. The pass mark is 80%. Click the green button to start the quiz. Good luck!

 

Hunted in Hong Kong – Comprehension Quiz

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This is a quiz for the I Talk You Talk Press graded reader Hunted in Hong Kong.

The pass mark is 80%. Click the green button to start the quiz! Good luck!

 

Thrilled to bits!

Do you know the English expression “to be thrilled to bits“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Cara: How did your husband react when you told him you were pregnant?

Hilary: He was thrilled to bits! He started calling everyone in his family to tell them the news.

Does it mean:

a) extremely pleased

b) extremely annoyed

c) extremely upset

d) extremely confused

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Answer: a) extremely pleased

At a snail’s pace

Do you know the idiom “at a snail’s pace“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Oliver: Hasn’t Peter finished the report yet?

Leah: No, he’s still working on it.

Oliver: Why does he take so long? He works at a snail’s pace!

Does it mean:

a) very quickly

b) very well

c) very slowly

d) in an annoying way

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Answer: c) very slowly

Run into (somebody)

Do you know the English expression “to run into (somebody)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tracey: I ran into our old school teacher this morning.

Dean: How was she?

Tracey: She was well.

Does it mean:

a) hit someone

b) meet someone unexpectedly

c) push someone

d) have a race with someone

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Answer: b) meet someone unexpectedly