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

  1. LIKE CHALK AND CHEESE
  2. A PAIN IN THE NECK
  3. COST AN ARM AND A LEG
  4. CROSS THE LINE
  5. HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME

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.

If I had the money, I would love to buy a rolex watch. But they . So unless I win the lottery, I will never own one.  

2.

Nancy: "What's wrong? You seem angry."
Tina: "I found out that my husband has been had an affair with another woman. For me, he has by doing that. No second chances. I am going to divorce him."  

3.

Sarah: "How was the party last night?"
James: "We . We were singing and dancing all night long. You really should have come."  

4.

Don't you think it's strange how Emma and Julie are such good friends? They . Emma is so talkative and Julie is really shy.  

5.

Rodney: "How was your class today?"
Gemma: ""Not easy! One of the student . She was talking throughout the class and being silly."  




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 is extremely expensive.

 

2.

To say that two people or things are completely different to each other.

 

3.

To really enjoy yourself when doing something.

 

4.

To say that somebody or something is (or is being) very annoying.

 

5.

To say that a person has done or said something you consider to be completely unacceptable. It normally then leads to some type of punishment for them.

 





Practice

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