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

Killer – New Level 4 Graded Reader

Our new graded reader KILLER is now available.

It is the 4th book in the Old Secrets – Modern Mysteries series.

When James Winchester was a spy, he made many friends, and many enemies. Now someone wants him dead. Who is it? And why? The answers lie in James’ secret past.
The decisions James made in Cambodia in the 1970s and the Middle East in the 1980s come back to haunt him. They will either keep him alive, or have him killed.
A fast-paced action story, which shows how our past choices can change our lives.

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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

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) someone who talks a lot

A slap on the wrist

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

Joey: What happened to the man who hit you? Did he go to prison?

Cal: No, he just got a slap on the wrist. He got a small fine.

Does it mean:

a) a small punishment

b) a big punishment

c) an injured wrist

d) pay some money

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) a small punishment

It’s like watching paint dry

Do you know the English expression “it’s like watching paint dry“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Alan: How was the film?

Billie: It was like watching paint dry. I switched it off after an hour.

Does it mean:

a) very boring

b) very scary

c) very interesting

d) very complicated

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) very boring