Grow Your Idioms! (6)

Idiom 6: TO DROP SOMEBODY A LINE
 

Meaning: To write a short letter or email to somebody [informal]

Examples:

If you need any more information you can either call me or drop me a line.

I want you to drop your grandmother a line to thank her for her lovely present.

Photos_thankyou_card

 

 

CT Quiz 409

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps)

to upset the _____ cart;

an Adam’s _____;

a crab _____;

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Spot the Mistakes (21)

Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Correct the mistakes.

  1. I don’t think it’s a very good idea.
  2. That’s the guy who his phone fell down the toilet.
  3. He’s not as tall as her.
  4. I have a friend which lives in Mexico.
  5. Norman’s a builder so he’s used to working outdoors.
  6. I can’t go out tonight. I haven’t got money enough.
  7. You must read this book. I’m sure you’ll enjoy.


















    Answers

    1. ✅
    2. That’s the guy whose phone fell down the toilet.
    3. ✅
    4. I have a friend who lives in Mexico.
    5. ✅
    6. I can’t go out tonight. I haven’t got enough money.
    7. You must read this book. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.

CT Quiz 407

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps)

to put on a _____ face;

Fortune favours the _____;

to _____ the elements;

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CT Quiz 406

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps)

_____ a penny;

_____ to one;

I wouldn’t touch it with a _____-foot pole;

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Present simple or present continuous?

Grammar Practice: The present simple vs. the present continuous

Complete the sentences using the present simple or the present continuous form of the verb in brackets.

  1. Can I borrow your scissors or ______________ them at the moment? (you / use)
  2. The milk ______________ a bit funny. I think it’s off. (taste)
  3. I usually ______________ the train to work but this week I ______________ .  (take) ; (drive)
  4. Hurry up! Everybody ______________  for you. (wait)
  5. I ______________ milk chocolate to dark chocolate. What about you? (prefer)
  6. The company ______________ bonuses this year because of the recession. (not / pay)
  7. “What ______________ ?” (you/do)
    – “I’m an engineer.”
  8. “What ______________?” (you/do)
    – “I ______________ to fix your computer. (try)
  9. What ______________ ? (you/cook) It ______________ delicious! (smell)
  10. It ______________ here very often. (not / rain)
  11. Gabriella always ______________ at the Four Seasons Hotel when she visits the city.  (stay)
  12. I ______________ at my sister’s place until I find a flat.  (stay)
















    Answers
    1. are you using
    2. tastes
    3. take; ‘m driving
    4. ‘s waiting
    5. prefer
    6. isn’t paying
    7. do you do
    8. are you doing; ‘m trying
    9. are you cooking; smells
    10. doesn’t rain
    11. stays
    12. ‘m staying