Idiom 2: A BIRD’S EYE VIEW Meaning: a panoramic view from a high place Example: From the helicopter they had a spectacular bird’s eye view of Dubrovnik.

CT Quiz 334

What’s the missing word? There is _____ for improvement; emergency _____; not enough _____ to swing a cat; Answer: room

CT Quiz 332

What’s the missing word? to _____ up a fuss; to _____-start sth; to _____ the bucket; Answer: kick

Grow Your Idioms! (1)

Welcome to my new idioms section: GROW YOUR IDIOMS! Anybody who follows me on Twitter will know I’m nuts about idiomatic expressions, you’ll find my idiom tweets under #FabIdioms. And I’m not just crazy about them in my own language, I love Spanish, French and German idioms, well, idioms from anywhere and everywhere. However, we’ll keep…

Phrasal Verbs (1)

Fill the gaps with the phrasal verbs (in the correct form). There is an extra verb. drag on     drop off    go off     join in     run into     set off     squeeze in    stand for    stick around    The other day I _____   _____  a…

CT Quiz 331

What’s the missing word? to _____ swords with sb; to double-_____ sb; to _____ sb’s mind; Answer: cross


Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap. 1.  His salary is not enough – it’s ________.  SUFFICE 2.  The first half of the match was pretty boring in ________ with the second. COMPARE 3.   Meditation has been ________ proven to reduce stress.  SCIENCE Answers insufficient  2. comparison  3. scientifically

CT Quiz 330

What’s the missing word? a bon_____; a _____ engine; to have too many irons in the _____;   Answer: fire

Advanced Question Tags (1)

Add suitable tags. 1.  Everybody’s ready to go, __________? 2.  Let’s be reasonable, __________? 3.  There’s no place like home, __________? 4.  Alan never took his work seriously, __________? 5.  Patricia hardly said a word, __________? 6.  Nobody has seen my wallet, __________? 7.  Everyone has secrets, __________? 8.  That’s such a shame, __________? 9….

CT Quiz 329

What’s the missing word? to sit bolt up_____; _____  off the bat; to read somebody their  _____s; (Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow 😉 ) Answer: right

Word Formation (25)

Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap.  The ________ gymnast scored an almost perfect 10.  BELGIUM The company has over fifty thousand ________, working in over ten countries. EMPLOY What is that awful smell coming from the fridge? It’s really ________. PLEASANT Answers 1. Belgian  2. employees  3. unpleasant

Present Perfect Simple or Continuous?

Complete the sentences with either the present perfect simple or continuous. “How long _________________________ (you/try) to sell your house?” – Not long. We _________________________ (just/put) it on the market. “How long _________________________ (have) your dog?”  – “Since he was a puppy.” The film star is fed up as journalists _________________________ (interview) her for hours and…