GROW YOUR IDIOMS! (7)

Idiom 7:  LIKE THE CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM

Meaning: If you look like the cat that got the cream you look very pleased with yourself because you’ve achieved something (that others haven’t).

The expression is also often used with the verbs ‘be‘, ‘act‘ and ‘behave‘.

Examples:

I wonder what John was talking to the boss about. He came out of her office looking like the cat that got the cream. He had this really big smile on his face. Maybe the boss has decided to give him that promotion he wanted.

Since Jennifer started going out with Alex she has been acting like the cat that got the cream. She’s fancied him for ages.

 

 

 

 

 

Spot the Mistakes (40)

Which of these sentences are gramatically incorrect? 

  1. “Hi! Are you Juan?” – “Yes, I’m.”
  2. May you help me move the sofa?
  3. He has forty years old.
  4. They’re on a ten-days trip to South Africa.
  5. I didn’t go for swim as the water was very freezing.
  6. We’re thinking to buy a house.
  7. Do you remember where you parked the car?
















Answers

  1. “Hi! Are you Juan?” – “Yes, I am.”
  2. Can/Could you help me move the sofa?
  3. He is forty years old.
  4. They’re on a ten-day trip to South Africa.
  5. I didn’t go for swim as the water was freezing.
  6. We’re thinking about/of buying a house.

CT Quiz 566

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉.

beyond _____;

to call into _____;

to bombard somebody with _____s;

Improve Your Accent! (18) – TV and Film

It can really help your pronunciation if you know the phonetic symbols and the sounds they represent. You don’t need to worry about learning to write them just to recognise them. Do my quickie Improve Your Accent exercises and you’ll pick them up in no time, plus you’ll improve your pronunciation and your listening skills too.

Can you ‘decipher’ these 10 words related to Television and Film? Answers tomorrow! 😊

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CT Quiz 565

What’s the missing word? (The same word fits all the gaps). Answers by DM *only* to @EnglishSmarts on Twitter. If I’m not following you, ask me for a follow first please 😉.

It’s my _____ or the highway;

out of harm’s _____;

to my _____ of thinking;