Well, here’s the first exercise in my “I Love Idioms!” section. As you may have already guessed I have a passion for idiomatic expressions. Though it can sometimes be tricky for non-native speakers to use idioms correctly themselves it’s really worth gradually building up your knowledge of them as you will hear them here, there and everywhere! What’s more they give a language so much colour and vibrancy. If your ultimate goal is to become a proficient English speaker my advice is to embrace them heart and soul! They really are the icing on the cake!
Fill the gaps with a word from the list. There are two extra words.
ear face feet head heart mouth nose neck teeth tongue
- My _____ sank when Michael told us he wouldn’t be able to go to New York with us after all.
- Pamela is so excited about the new project at work. She feels it’s finally something she can really get her _____ into. So far everything’s been a little too easy.
- Andrew would love to do a parachute jump but he’s worried that once he is up in the plane he’ll get cold _____.
- Jilly was happy to spend her holidays doing work experience as she knew it would give her a good _____ start in her career.
- “Do you want to hear how Luís proposed to María?” – “Yes, of course! I’m all _____s.
- I regretted saying what I did. I should have bitten my _____.
- Holly fell asleep on the sofa and woke up a few hours later with a crick in her _____.
- Peter was so angry he didn’t get the promotion that he was almost foaming at the _____.
1. heart 2. teeth 3. feet 4. head 5. ear 6. tongue 7. neck 8. mouth