Atrocious

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

Paul: Why are you angry with your son?

Vincent: Because his attitude towards his me is atrocious. He said some terrible things yesterday.

Does it mean:

a) very good

b) very angry

c) very annoying

d) very bad

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Answer: d) very bad

Affable

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

Karen: How are the new neighbours?

Fred: They seem very affable. They invited us over for dinner sometime.

Does it mean:

a) friendly

b) unfriendly

c) annoying

d) rich

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Answer: a) friendly

Like a kid in a candy store

Do you know the English expression “to be like a kid in a candy store“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rebecca: Did your husband enjoy the manga event?

Diane: Yes. He was like a kid in a candy store!

Does it mean:

a) eat lots of sweets

b) be very excited

c) want to eat sweets

d) have too much to do

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Answer: b) be very excited

Pull your socks up!

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

Teacher: You didn’t study for the exam, did you?”

Student: No, I didn’t.

Teacher: Well, if you want to graduate you had better pull your socks up!

Does it mean:

a) wear long socks

b) pull your socks to your knees

c) study for a test

d) make an effort to improve

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Answer: d) make an effort to improve

Make waves

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

Yvonne: Boris has been making waves again at work. He told the manager she was wrong to hire Dave.

Neil: He shouldn’t make waves. It ruins the atmosphere.

Does it mean:

a) make people laugh

b) make people irritated

c) gossip

d) cause trouble

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Answer: d) cause trouble

Not lift a finger

Do you know the English expression “not lift a finger?” Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Michael: I’m tired of working with Ben. He doesn’t lift a finger when we are making the reports.

Ian: Maybe you should talk to the boss about him.

Does it mean:

a) not move one’s hand

b) not do calculations

c) not help someone do something

d) not watch someone do something

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Answer: c) not help someone do something

A pretty penny

Do you know the English expression “a pretty penny“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Sandy: What do you think of Vera’s new computer?

Karen: It must have cost a pretty penny. It has all the latest features.

Does it mean:

a) a nice-looking penny

b) a lot of money

c) little money

d) stolen money

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) a lot of money