Throw (or Put) a spanner in the works Do something, or something happens, that makes a plan or activity fail. Example: “We were going to move to a smaller place, but my son lost his job and moved back home.” “That must have thrown a spanner in the works.” #hilderstonephraseoftheweek FREE PHOTO
floods of tears emphasising that somebody is crying with great intensity because they were very upset.
‘as much use as a chocolate teapot’ Completely useless
Can you put the correct verbs in the gaps in these sentences? 1) Can you buy some more kitchen paper? I’ve ______ it all up. 2) This question is just too difficult – I ______ up! 3) Please can you ______ up your room? It’s a mess! 4) Sam was very late arriving at the […]
Can you choose the correct response in each case, from a – h? 1) Don’t tell anyone – it’s a secret! 2) How do you know about his new job? 3) What’s her brother’s name? 4) Did you catch the train? 5) I’ve got some juicy gossip for you! 6) Do you fancy a coffee? […]
Put a/an/the/- into each gap. 1) Excuse me! Is there _____ supermarket near here? 2) I’m going to _____ supermarket. Do you want anything? 3) I go to _____ church every Sunday. 4) There’s a concert at _____ church tomorrow evening. 5) I work as _____ teacher. 6) _____ teacher told us to be quiet. […]
Some grammar for you this week! Can you add the MISSING word in each sentence? 1) When I walking down the street, I saw my sister. 2) I lived here since I was 10 years old. 3) We were chatting to Peter, and he told he was a teacher. 4) If he doesn’t arrive soon, […]
Summer is officially over – but the good news is that there are lots of sales in the shops! You can buy almost anything in a supermarket these days, but do you know the name of the specialist shops for these items or services? Example: fish and seafood – A FISHMONGER’S 1) fruit and vegetables […]
This week it’s another of our occasional quizzes on Britain. Do you know the answer to these questions? 1) What is Ben Nevis? 2) What kind of books did Agatha Christie write? 3) What happened in 1066? 4) How many wives did Henry VIII have? 5) What is the largest city in Scotland? 6) What […]
These words are notoriously problematic for even native speakers! Can you correct them? 1) acomodation 2) arguement 3) neccesary 4) pronounciation 5) independant 6) asassination 7) bussiness 8) calender 9) humourous 10) publically Answers below.