Put forward

Do you know the English expression “put forward?” Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

June: What do you think about the plan Sasha put forward at the meeting?

Gill: I thought it was intersting. But Max also put forward a good idea. I think I prefer that.

Does it mean:

a) demand

b) suggest

c) criticize

d) force

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Answer: b) suggest

Put (something) out

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

Tom: Have the firefighters put the fire out yet?

Jess: Yes, they have.

Tom: How did the fire start?

Jess: John didn’t put his cigarette out properly.

Does it mean:

a) extinguish

b) ignite

c) burn

d) light up

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Answer: a) extinguish

Put (something) away

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

Harriet: Susie, the living room is a mess! Put your toys away!

Susie: OK, mum. I’ll put them away now.

Does it mean:

a) throw  away

b) put something in a different room

c) tidy up

d) make a mess

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Answer: c) tidy up

Stick it out

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

Yuri: I heard you don’t like your new job. Why don’t you quit?

Cindy: Because it will be difficult to find a new one. I’ll just have to stick it out for a while longer until I can find something else.

Does it mean:

a) stick something outside

b) endure something

c) hate something

d) look for something

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Answer: b) endure something

Take in the sights

Do you know the English expression “to take in the sights“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Barbara: So what are you going to do in Paris?

Ella: I’m going to take in the sights. There are so many places I want to see!

Does it mean:

a) go sightseeing

b) go inside famous buildings

c) take something somewhere

d) take photographs

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Answer: a) go sightseeing

 

Get out of (doing something)

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

Joyce: How did you get out of cleaning the office yesterday?

Gary: I told the boss I had a bad back and couldn’t do anything physical.

Does it mean:

a) avoid (doing something)

b) stop (doing something)

c) try not to (do something)

d) tell someone to (do something)

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Answer: a) avoid (doing something)

Count on (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to count on (someone)“? Read the coversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Tracey: I need someone to help me with my taxes.

Robert: Ask Tim. He’s good at that. You can count on him.

Does it mean:

a) count something for someone

b) count something on someone

c) depend on someone

d) ask someone

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Answer: c) depend on someone