Hand (something) out

Do you know the English expression “to hand (something) out“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Helen: Where did you get that booklet?

Louise: Mr. Walker handed them out in class yesterday. Didn’t you get one?

Helen: I didn’t go to class yesterday. I’ll go and ask him for one.

Does it mean:

a) submit

b) make

c) distribute

d) read

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Answer: c) distribute

Hand (something) in

Do you know the English phrase “to hand (something) in“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Bernard: Have you handed your assignment in yet?

Karen: Yes, have you?

Bernard: Not yet.

Karen: You should hurry up! The deadline is tomorrow. Most students have handed theirs in by now!

Does it mean:

a) submit something

b) distribute something

c) fix something

d) write something

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Answer: a) submit something

Cut down

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

Alan: I went to see the doctor today. He gave me some advice.

Mac: What did he say? Let me guess, he told you to cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke.

Alan: Yes. He also told me I was drinking too much and I should cut down.

Does it mean:

a) stop

b) halve

c) reduce

d) give up

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Answer: c) reduce

Turn up

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

Kelly: How was the party?

Lisa: It was great. Guess who turned up?

Kelly: I have no idea.

Lisa: Terry turned up! We were all surprised. We thought he was in New York, but he was here, in Washington!

Does it mean:

a) invite

b) be invited

c) turn around

d) appear

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Answer: d) appear

 

Go over (something)

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

Richard: What are you doing?

Hazel: I’m going over the sales figures. The boss has asked me to give a short summary of them in the meeting.

Does it mean:

a) write something

b) learn something

c) review something

d) finish something

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Answer: c) review something

Back (someone) up

Do you know the English expression “to back (someone) up“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Dean: Did Ned ask you about the money missing from the cash register?

Steve: Yes, he did. I told him I hadn’t touched the cash register all day.

Dean: Did he believe you?

Steve: Yeah, I think so. Tracey backed me up. She said she had been with me all day and I hadn’t touched the cash register.

Does it mean:

a) support someone

b) stand behind someone

c) blame someone

d) keep a secret for someone

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Answer: a) support someone

Dawn on

Do you know the English expression “dawn on“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emma: Is your ex-boyfriend still calling you every day?

Sue: No. He hasn’t called for a week. I think it has dawned on him that I will never get back with him.

Does it mean:

a) wake up

b) finally realize something

c) hit someone

d) give up

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Answer: b) finally realize something