Look back on (something)

Do you know the English phrase “to look back on (something)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Mayumi: Why are we having a meeting at the end of December?

Ayako: We always have a meeting then to look back on the year.

Does it mean:

a) think about the past

b) talk about a problem

c) think about next year

d) turn around

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) think about the past

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

It slipped my mind

Do you know the English expression “it slipped my mind“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Jackie: Have you done your homework? We have to hand it in today.

Keith: Oh no! It slipped my mind! I’m going to get in trouble!

Does it mean:

a) I couldn’t do it

b) I forgot about it

c) I didn’t want to do it

d) I had trouble thinking about it

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) I forgot about it

Get ahead

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

Lisa: Why are you studying so hard?

Neil: Because I want to get ahead. I want to have a great career.

Does it mean:

a) become successful in life

b) be better than everyone else

c) finish studying early

d) be average

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) become successful in life

I’m worn out!

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

Isaac: Are you OK Jane? Your eyes look red.

Jane: I’m OK, I’m just worn out. I haven’t had a day off this month.

Does it mean:

a) very upset

b) very angry

c) very sad

d) very tired

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) very tired

Mull (something) over

Do you know the English expression “to mull (something) over”? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Akira: So have you decided which university you are going to apply to?

Taichi: No, I’m still mulling it over. I have to make a decision soon though.

Does it mean:

a) seriously consider something

b) be confused by something

c) make a decision later

d) be frustrated

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) seriously consider something

Up and running

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

Olivia: The new computer system is up and running at last.

George: Good! It took a long time.

Does it mean:

a) not working

b) fixed

c) functioning

d) updated

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) functioning