[Easy English Blog]Car problems

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I want to go to the sea to see the cherry blossoms. In my city, there is a place called Cherry Road. It has many cherry blossoms and overlooks the sea. It is a very beautiful place. But I can’t go, because my car has problems. I am worried that it will break down. If it breaks down near Cherry Road, I will have trouble, because Cherry Road is in the countryside, far from the city centre.

Sometimes, my car won’t change gear. I can’t drive or reverse. It has happened three times. Tomorrow, the maker of the car is going to look at it and try to find the problem. I hope they can find the problem and I hope it is not too expensive to fix.

I bought my car a year and a half ago. I didn’t expect to have problems so soon. I hope it is nothing serious.

So, this year, I will just see the cherry blossoms around my house and in the city centre. Maybe I can go to the countryside next year.

Heather@ I Talk You Talk Press

 

See red

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

Paul: How did your wife react when you got home late last night?

Harry: She saw red. She still isn’t talking to me.

Does it mean:

a) to be amused

b) to be bored

c) to be interested

d) to be very angry

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) to be very angry

In the red

Do you know the phrase “to be in the red“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Keiko: How is your company doing?

Naoko: Not very well. We are still in the red. If things don’t improve, we will be in trouble.

Does it mean:

a) in debt

b) not in debt

c) successful

d) unsuccessful

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) in debt

My car is a lemon!

Do you know the English word “lemon“? Of course, it is a kind of fruit. But it also has another meaning. Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Simon: How is your new car?

Brett: Terrible! It has broken down twice already! I think I bought a lemon!

Does it mean:

a) an expensive item

b) something that goes well

c) something that breaks often

d) something you don’t like

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) something that breaks often

Like pulling teeth

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

Andrea: How was the meeting?

Veronica: Terrible. Trying to get everyone to agree on something is like pulling teeth.

Does it mean:

a) very easy

b) painful

c) tiring

d) very difficult

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) very difficult

Out of this world

Do you know the English expression “to be out of this world“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: What do you think of my new book?

Rufus: It’s out of this world! I’m sure it will be a best seller!

Does it mean:

a) fantasy

b) very good

c) very strange

d) not true

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) very good

Bite your tongue

Do you know the English expression “to bite (one’s) tongue“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jean: Did you tell Emma what you thought of her cooking?

Phil: No, I bit my tongue. She would have been upset.

Does it mean:

a) not say something you want to say

b) physically bite your tongue

c) say something you want to say

d) lie

The answer is below↓

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Answer: a) not say something you want to say