vocabulary exercises

Quiz Your English! (1)

A.  General Vocabulary

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

1. Amy and Leonard are celebrating their 50th wedding an_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ y  this Saturday.

2. Cinzia isn’t an_ t _ _ _ _ like her sister. She is far more outgoing.

3.  John isn’t playing basketball at the moment as he has sprained his an_ l _.

4.  The money was donated by someone who wishes to remain an_ n _ _ _ _ s.

5.  Deer, moose and caribou have an_ l _ _ _ .

B.  Idioms 

Choose the correct verb to complete the idioms.

1.  “I’m not usually one to _____ my own trumpet but I think I’m a pretty good cook,” said Julia. (blow, push, turn)

2.  You’re a bit tense about the meeting tomorrow. Why don’t you go for a run and _____ off some steam? (break, go, let)

3. The children are _____ under my feet. Do you mind taking them to the park so that I can get on with making lunch? (getting, going, running)

4.  We _____ the house upside down trying to find Ben’s football shoes but we couldn’t find them anywhere.  (lifted, ran, turned)

C.  Practical English

Choose the correct response.

1.  “Shall I carry that for you?”  – “No, don’t worry. _______________”

a)  I can do.  b) I can manage.

2.  “Can you lend me your pen?” – “_______________.”

a)  Yes, here you are.  b)  Yes, here you have it.

3.  “Do you know how to do this?” – “_______________.”

a)  Sorry, I have no idea.  b)  Sorry, I don’t have idea.


A. 1. anniversary 2. anything 3. ankle 4. anonymous 5. antlers.
B. 1. blow 2. let 3. getting 4. turned
C. 1. b) 2. a) 3. a)

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Grammar Exercises

Spot the Mistakes (42)

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Which of these sentences are grammatically incorrect? Scroll down for the answers.

1.  I wish I had longer legs!
2.  I ate my lunch as fast as I could.
3.  The most early I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.
4.  You couldn’t give me a lift to the station, could you?
5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrive by now.
6.  He passed even though it was fairly difficult exam.
7.  We would all be very surprising if she got the job.
8. Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English everyday.


1.  ✅

2.  ✅

3.  The earliest I can come to the restaurant is nine thirty.

4.  ✅

5.  I’m very annoyed as the parcel should have arrived by now.

6.  He passed even though it was a fairly difficult exam.

7.  We would all be very surprised if she got the job.

8.  Gabriel tries to speak a bit of English every day.

Vocabulary Quiz

I Love Idioms! (1): Parts of the Body

Lion teeth

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

  1. My _____ sank when Michael told us he wouldn’t be able to go to New York with us after all.
  2. 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.
  3. Andrew would love to do a parachute jump but he’s worried that once he is up in the plane he’ll get cold _____.
  4. Jilly was happy to spend her holidays doing work experience as she knew it would give her a good _____ start in her career.
  5. “Do you want to hear how Luís proposed to María?” – “Yes, of course! I’m all _____s.
  6. I regretted saying what I did. I should have bitten my _____.
  7. Holly fell asleep on the sofa and woke up a few hours later with a crick in her _____.
  8. 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