‘get your skates on’ (informal, British English) = Hurry up
‘off-the-cuff’ Not prepared in advance (e.g. a remark)
‘bear (bore/born(e)) the brunt of something’ Suffer the main effects or force of something unpleasant
Can you match the activity with the equipment you need? Then check the answers at the bottom of the page. 1) BADMINTON 2) PAINTING 3) GARDENING 4) BIRDWATCHING 5) STAMP COLLECTING 6) COOKING 7) GOLF 8) SEWING a) a whisk b) a spade c) a tee d) a needle e) an album f) a shuttlecock […]
Words for ANIMAL NOISES are not the same in all languages! Can you match the animal with the verb/noun we use in English for the sound it makes? When you’ve finished, check your answers at the bottom of this page. 1) COW 2) HORSE 3) PIG 4) MOUSE 5) CAT 6) LION 7) DUCK 8) […]
CONFUSING WORDS. One word is wrong in each of these sentences. Can you find it and correct it? 1) My mother is a fantastic cooker. 2) She worked very hardly for the exam. 3) Could you borrow me some money? 4) Let me pay you a drink. 5) They said us that they came from […]
The missing words in these sentences are all COLOURS. Can you complete the gaps? Then check the answers below. 1) If your bank account is in the _______, the bank will charge you overdraft fees. 2) ‘How often do you go to the opera?’ ‘Oh, once in a _______ moon – it’s just too expensive!’ […]
live (from) hand to mouth (a hand-to-mouth existence) Live with only just enough money to eat and nothing for extras.
TLC (Tender Loving Care) Considerate and kindly care of someone or something that needs it.
at large (Especially of a criminal or dangerous animal) Free, escaped or not yet captured.