Tedious

Do you know the English adjective “tedious“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Ryoko: What did you think of the new movie?

Pauline: I thought it was tedious. I left the cinema half way through the movie.

Does it mean:

a) scary

b) exciting

c) upsetting

d) boring

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) boring

Bustling

Do you know the English adjective “bustling“? Read the conversation. Can you guess the meaning?

Erika: Do many tourists visit your hometown during summer?

Nelly: They visit all year round. It is a bustling little town.

Does it mean:

a) quiet

b) full of cars

c) small

d) crowded and busy

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) crowded and busy

Perplexed

Do you know the English adjective “perplexed“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: You look perplexed. What’s wrong?

Graham: It’s this math problem. I just can’t work it out.

Does it mean:

a) upset and angry

b) sad

c) confused

d) annoyed

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) confused

Zero in (on something/someone)

Do you know the English expression “to zero in (on something/someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Mike: Did you talk to your teacher about your essay?

Jane: Yes. She was really negative about it. She zeroed in on my mistakes.

Does it mean:

a) give someone/something a score of zero

b) focus all one’s attention on something/someone

c) talk negatively

d) praise someone

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) focus all one’s attention on something/someone