On the same page

Do you know the English expression “to be on the same page“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Alicia: Did you talk to your husband about moving to a bigger house?

Mel: Yes. We are on the same page about it. He has already started looking for a place.

Does it mean:

a) in opposition

b) reading the same book

c) looking at the same webpage

d) in agreement

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Answer: d) in agreement

A blessing in disguise

Do you know the English expression “a blessing in disguise“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Wayne: I’m sorry to hear that you lost your job.

Bob: Oh, it’s OK. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I get more money in my new job and I work fewer hours!

Does it mean:

a)  a bad thing

b) something that seemed bad at first, but is a good thing

c) a secret

d) something that seemed good at first, but is a bad thing

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Answer: b) something that seemed bad at first, but is a good thing

Water under the……

Can you complete this English expression? It means someone had a problem in the past, but now, they don’t worry about it because time has passed and it cannot be changed.

Water under the …….

a) well

b) ocean

c) bridge

d) road

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Answer: c) bridge

Eg: Matt and I had a fight a few years ago, but that’s all water under the bridge. We are friends now.

Get your skates on!

Do you know the English expression “get your skates on“? It is used in the UK, and it is an informal expression. Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Belinda: Aren’t you ready yet? Get your skates on, or we will be late!

Paul: I’ll be ready in five minutes!

Does it mean:

a) put your skating boots on

b) hurry up

c) stop getting ready

d) leave the house now

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Answer: b) hurry up

The grass is……….

Can you complete this famous English saying? It means that people are not satisfied with what they have. They think other people are in a better situation.

The grass is…….

a) longer on the other side

b) brighter on the other side

c) shorter on the other side

d) greener on the other side

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d) greener on the other side

The grass is greener on the other side.

Example conversation:

Iain: I heard that Terry quit his job.

Fred: Yes, he has gone to work for a rival company. He thinks the grass is greener on the other side.

Social……?

Can you complete the last sentence?

“When Kelly goes to parties, she talks to everyone. She loves people. She is a social…….”

a) cat

b) bear

c) butterfly

d) bird

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Answer: c) butterfly

A social butterfly is a person who is friendly with everyone and talks to everyone.

Are you a social butterfly?