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Quiz Your English! (4)

A.  General Vocabulary

Fill in the gaps. All the words begin with the letters  DO- and an extra letter has also been given.

1.  Dining in a restaurant on the seafront will cost you
top do_ _ a _ .

2.  The cruise ship do_ k _ _ in Jamaica yesterday evening and will set sail again on Friday.

3.  There’s something a bit do_ g _ about that guy. I wouldn’t trust him if I were you.

4.  One of the do_ _ s _ _ _ _ of working from home is that it’s easy to get distracted by housework.

5.  I was worried the exam was going to be difficult but it was
an absolute do_ d _ _.

B.  Idioms

Complete the expressions using the verbs below. There are two extra verbs.

catch   give   keep   make   save   take  


1.  You can _____ your breath. I’m not going to the party and that’s that.

2.  Sarah loves helping out at the animal shelter. She’s exhausted though – it _____s a lot out of her.

3.  I’ve got to go. _____ you later.

4.  I doubt they’ll give me the job but I’m going to _____ it a shot.

C.  Word Building

Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap.

1.  This app is __________! I’m going to uninstall it.  USE

2.  I quickly checked my __________ in the mirror before opening the front door.  APPEAR

3. The oranges were sweet and so __________ after our long walk. REFRESH

4.  Someone sent Nina a beautiful bunch of roses. She has a secret __________.  ADMIRE

ANSWERS

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Quiz Your English! (3)

A.  General Vocabulary

Fill in the gaps. All the words begin with the letters  HE- and an extra letter has also been given.

1.  Sorry I didn’t call you yesterday but I had a really he_ _ _c day. (= busy)

2.  We’re going to plant a he_ g _ at the end of the garden to give us more privacy.

3.  Jack’s not very confident about his French so he hes_ _ _ _ _ _  a lot when he speaks. (= pauses)

4. Firefighters wear he_ m _ _ _ to protect them from heat and falling objects.

5.  Do you mind listening to your music with he_ _ _ h _ _ _ _ on? I can’t concentrate.

B.  Food Idioms

Complete the expressions using the words below. There are two extra words.

apples   gooseberries   grapes   nuts   peppers   salts

1.  Daniel was criticising how his team played on Saturday but it’s just sour _____ because he wasn’t chosen to play.

2.  I don’t know what on earth was in that smoothie but it went through me like a dose of _____ and I had to rush to the nearest bathroom.

3. Come on, you can’t compare heavy metal to jazz! That’s like comparing _____ to oranges. 

4.  The crowd went _____ when Lady Gaga walked onto the stage.

C.  Word Building

Use the word in capitals to form a new word which fits the gap.

1.  What __________ will we need for our camping trip?  EQUIP

2.  Ugh! What on earth is that __________  smell!  DISGUST

3.  To my __________ Grant apologised. He never apologises for anything!  AMAZE

4.  Nobody lives on the island – it’s __________.  INHABIT






Answers

A. 1. hectic  2.  hedge  3. hesitates  4. helmets  5. headphones

B. 1. grapes  2. salts  3.  apples  4. nuts

C. 1. equipment  2. disgusting  3. amazement  4.  uninhabited

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Idioms with Keep

Fill the gaps using these words:

amused, bay, loop, profile, tabs, toes, voice, watch

1.  Lucy does yoga to help keep her anxiety at _____.

2.  Nora uses a notebook to keep _____ on how much she spends on groceries and so on.

3.  While I’m away on my trip I want you to keep me in the ____ about what’s happening at the office.

4.  Max keeps his students on their _____ by asking them lots of challenging questions.

5.  I’ve got to make a phone call so please can you keep your _____ down.

6.  We took some colouring books, stickers and games to keep the children _____ on the flight.

7.  There are pickpockets on the train sometimes so keep a close ____ on your camera and your bag.

8. The film star spends every summer in the village but keeps a low _____ – you’d barely know she was there.

………………………………………………………………………….

Answers

1. bay 2. tabs 3. loop 4. toes 5. voice 6. amused 7. watch 8. profile

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