Be out of (something)

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

Nathan: Oh no! We are out of milk! How am I going to eat my cereal?

Liam: Why don’t you go and buy some now?

Does it mean:

a) to run out of something

b) to have a lot of something

c) to put something outside

d) to need something

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) to run out of something

Doze off

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

Karl: How was the lecture this morning?

Lucy: Really boring. Half of the people listening dozed off.

Does it mean:

a) walk out

b) fall asleep

c) talk

d) do something else

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: b) fall asleep

I’m broke!

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

Harry: Are you coming out on Saturday night?

Jose: I can’t. I’m broke. I don’t get paid until next week.

Does it mean:

a) to be broken

b) to be upset

c) to not feel like going out

d) to have no money

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Answer: d) to have no money

At once

Do you know the English expression “at once“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Des: Look at the time! It’s already 7!

Claire: We must leave at once! We are going to be late!

Does it mean:

a) immediately

b) one time

c) earlier

d) later

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: a) immediately

Rub shoulders with (someone)

Do you know the English expression “to rub shoulders with (someone)“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Takeshi: How was the Christmas party at work?

Akiko: It was good. We got to rub shoulders with all the directors.

Does it mean:

a) touch someone’s shoulders

b) come into contact with someone

c) stand next to someone

d) give someone a shoulder massage

The answer is below! ↓

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b) come into contact with someone

Up and running

Do you know the English expression “to be up and running“? Read the conversation below. Can you guess the meaning?

Natalie: Have you set up your new computer system at work?

Michelle: Yes, it is all up and running.

Does it mean:

a) to be running fast

b) to be high up

c) to be working

d) to be broken

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Answer: c) to be working

Ways to say “big”

Look at the words below. Three of the words mean “big”. One word doesn’t mean “big”. Which word doesn’t mean “big”?

a) massive

b) enormous

c) gigantic

d) minuscule

The answer is below!↓

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Answer: d) minuscule

Minuscule means “very small”