Abysmal

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

Dave: How was the new TV show last night?

Ollie: It was abysmal. I couldn’t watch it.

Does it mean:

a) very good

b) too late

c) very complicated

d) very bad

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) very bad

Chatterbox

Do you know the English word “chatterbox“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Rebecca: Sue called. I was on the phone for two hours.

Ben: She’s a chatterbox, isn’t she?

Does it mean:

a) someone who gossips about people

b) someone who talks a lot

c) someone who likes to call people

d) someone who telephones you

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Answer: b) someone who talks a lot

Mumble

Do you know the English verb “to mumble“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Josh: Can you hear the teacher in class?

Sally: No, he mumbles, so it is hard to catch what he is saying.

Does it mean:

a) speak loudly and in an unclear way

b) speak quietly and in an unclear way

c) speak clearly

d) speak in an angry way

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Answer: b) speak quietly and in an unclear way

Tedious

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

Julie: How was school?

Mike: It was OK, but science class was so tedious. I nearly fell asleep!

Does it mean:

a) fun

b) interesting

c) sleepy

d) boring

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Answer: d) boring