In the YouTube videos English Expressions, numbers 1 to 5, you learnt the meaning or a meaning of the following 5 English expressions:

  1. CHANGE YOUR TUNE
  2. DOWN IN THE DUMPS
  3. OUT OF THE BLUE
  4. OVER THE MOON
  5. NOT BE YOUR CUP OF TEA

To make sure that you don't forget what each of these means, do the online exercises/quizzes below.

In the first exercise, you have to choose which of the above expressions is correct for the sentence. Use the context of the sentence(s) to help you decide which one is correct.

In the second exercise, you have to match each of the 5 expressions to their meaning (e.g. 'to say that something is easy to do').

In both exercises, you should only use each of the 5 expressions once.

P.S. If you haven't watched the YouTube Videos for these, I would recommend you do this before doing these exercises (click on the expression in the above list to watch it). It will help to make doing the exercises easier and make sure that you remember them.


Exercise 1

Choose the correct expression from the selection box for each of the 5 questions. Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers.


1.

John: "Congratulations, you are going to be a father. You must be feeling ."
Neil: "Yes, I am. I have always wanted to be a father. It's such a good feeling to know that I'll finally be one."  

2.

Sorry Jane about not going to your party. I was planning to go, but then something came up and I had to do that instead.  

3.

Juile: "Simon told me yesterday that he thinks John is really nice guy."
Mary: "Wow! He . It was only last week that he told me that he didn't like him."  

4.

Bill: "Do you fancy coming to watch Leeds United play next week?"
Jim: "Thank you for the offer, but football . You should ask Pete if he wants to go. I think he'd like to."  

5.

Juile: "Are you ok? You look ."
Mary:"No, I am not. I have really bad money problems and I don't know how to solve them."  




Exercise 2

Choose the correct expression from the selection box for each of the 5 questions. Click on the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the quiz to check your answers.


1.

To say that something happened completely unexpectedly.

 

2.

To be or seem to be unhappy.

 

3.

To say that somebody has changed their opinion about something. Normally said when you are either surprised or being critical of them for doing it.

 

4.

To politely say that you don't like something.

 

5.

To be extremely happy. Normally as a result of something good happening to you or hearing some good news.

 





Practice

Now that you understand them, practise them by creating your own sentences in English with them.