Outraged

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

Tracey: How did the people react to the government’s decision to change the pension system?

Chris: They were outraged. They held demonstrations all over the country.

Does it mean:

a) very angry

b) very frightened

c) very happy

d) very amused

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Answer: a) very angry

Distraught

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

Bill: How did you feel when you heard you had lost your job?

Mike: I was distraught. I’ve just bought a house, so it’s really bad timing.

Does it mean:

a) very happy

b) very upset

c) very scared

d) very complicated

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Answer: b) very upset

Fortnight

Do you know the English word “fortnight?” How long is a fortnight?

Karen: How long did you stay in Japan?

Mary: A fortnight. I had a week off work for summer, and my boss let me take an extra week off.

a) one week

b) two weeks

c) three weeks

d) four weeks

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Answer: b) two weeks

Earsplitting

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

Melanie: How was the concert?

Susan: It was good, but I was next the speaker so the sound was earsplitting!

Does it mean:

a) very loud

b) very bad

c) difficult to hear

d) very soft

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Answer: a) very loud

Hush-hush

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

Rory: I heard the company is opening  a new office in Brazil.

Oliver: That’s true, but it’s still hush-hush. No one knows about it.

Does it mean:

a) exciting

b) expensive

c) difficult to do

d) secret

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Answer: d) secret

I’m shattered!

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

Toshi: Are you coming out for drinks tonight?

Mary: No, I’m shattered. I had a busy week and need an early night.

Does it mean:

a) very angry

b) very unfriendly

c) very annoyed

d) very tired

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Answer: d) very tired

Scrumptious

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

Tina: Who baked this cake? It’s scrumptious!

Erika: John made it. It’s good, isn’t it?

Does it mean:

a) big

b) sweet

c) delicious

d) fruity

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) delicious