In the YouTube videos English Expressions, numbers 6 to 10, you learnt the meaning or a meaning of the following 5 English expressions:

  1. NOT SEE EYE TO EYE
  2. ON THE CARDS
  3. ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
  4. HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD
  5. PULLING YOUR LEG

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.

Roger: "I think the main reason why he is thinking of leaving his job is because he doesn't feel appreciated, not because he's bored."
Sean: "I think you have there. Some of things he has said about work support that idea."  

2.

Paula: "Do you think that they will say yes to my suggestion of not selling junk food in the school?"
Jackie: "Well, I can't say for definite, but from everything I've seen and heard, it looks like it is ."
Paula: "Ok, that sounds promising."  

3.

Jamie: "Sally got arrested by the police for stealing from a shop! My god!"
Chris: "No, she didn't, I was . I just wanted to see if you would believe me or not."
Jamie: "You are a bad man Chris."  

4.

You know that me and John on many things, but one thing which we do, is with animal rights. We both believe that if people treat animals cruelly, they should be sent to prison.  

5.

Irene: "I can't believe that you say that I never do any cleaning in the house."
Martin: "You do it . But you should be doing regularly every week, not once every six months."  




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 tell somebody that something you or another person has told them is not true and that it was said as a joke.

 

2.

When two people do not agree with each other about something or they both have a very different opinion on something.

 

3.

To say that something is expected or likely to happen.

 

4.

To say that something happens very rarely.

 

5.

To say that you think what somebody has said about something (e.g. what the cause of a problem is) is exactly right.

 





Practice

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