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
Practise your tenses! These sentences all have a mistake with tense/form usage. Can you correct them? 1) He sat down, exhausted. He had a terrible day at work. 2) Do you need anything? I will go to the shops. 3) This time next week, I will lie on the beach in Spain. I can’t wait […]
floods of tears emphasising that somebody is crying with great intensity because they were very upset.
These are all anagrams for words that describe books.Can you work out what they are and put the letters in the correct order? 1) RLTIHERL2) VELNO3) KONHBOAD4) BKPAERPAC5) NCITRAODIY6) OODKBUIGE7) KTXBOETO8) GIABRAPOUHTOY
A large ditch attempt/effort A final try, after many failures, to achieve something difficult
25th March 2019 Say something tongue in cheek / Make a tongue in cheek remark or comment Say something that you want people to understand is a joke, even though you seem to be serious.
Work your socks off Work very hard
Can you unscramble the letters to name the city?Example: DNOLND = London1) BRHIENDUG2) GMMAIBRNHI3) CSETNARMHE4) EDSLE5) OGLWASG6) FLSBEAT7) FICRADF8) DOFXRO Here are the names of the UK cities: 1) EDINBURGH2) BIRMINGHAM3) MANCHESTER4) LEEDS5) GLASGOW6) BELFAST7) CARDIFF8) OXFORD How did you do?
‘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 […]