Nope!

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

Olivia: Did you go to the gym yesterday?

Sue: Nope. I didn’t have time.

Does it mean:

a) yes

b) maybe

c) no

d) I wanted to

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: c) no (Please note that “nope” is an informal, casual and spoken word for no.)

 

Stumbling block

Do you know the English expression “stumbling block“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Emma: I heard you started your own business. Was it difficult?

Julie: There were a few stumbling blocks along the way, but it wasn’t so difficult.

Does it mean:

a) a large block on the road

b) an obstacle preventing progress

c) fall over

d) a person who tries to stop you

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) an obstacle preventing progress

Fond of (something/someone)

Do you know the English expression “to be fond of (something/someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Terry: I heard that Jane will join our department next month.

Michael: Oh good. I’m fond of Jane. She’s such a lovely person.

Does it mean:

a) have affection for someone/something

b) hate someone/something

c) fall in love with someone/something

d) enjoy working with someone/something

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) have affection for someone/something

Momentous

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

Ian: How is work?

Michael: Tough. Our company is going through a momentous change. We are buying our rival company.

Does it mean:

a) very important or significant

b) very dangerous

c) very damaging

d) very boring

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) very important or significant

Dull (weather)

Do you know the adjective “dull“? It has a few meanings, but this post is about the weather. Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Will: How was the weather on your vacation?

Dolores: It was dull most days. I hardly saw the sun!

Does it mean:

a) sunny and bright

b) gloomy

c) rainy and cold

d) snowy

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) gloomy

Outstanding

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

Felicity: How was the concert.

Dave: It was great. The musicians were outstanding.

Does it mean:

a) excellent

b) terrible

c) average

d) standing up

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) excellent

Plummet

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

Karen: How are sales?

Trent: Terrible. They were good in August, but they plummeted in September. They are now close to zero!

Does it mean:

a) rise at high speed

b) fall slowly

c) fall at high speed

d) rise slowly

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: c) fall at high speed