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Part 9 Work and business.Проверочная работа № 9




Idioms
Проверочная работа № 9. Work and business.

1. Match the idioms with their meanings.

Keyoff the cuff = without preparation
in the red = owing money
big fish = important person
mind's eye = imagination

1) off the cuff           
2) in the red
3) big fish
4) mind's eye
a) imagination
b) without preparation
c) owing money
d) important person

2. Complete the idioms.
Key1 I must choose, but I just can't make up my mind.
2 He started the business at home on a shoestring.
3 It takes a few days to find your feet in a new job.
4 My salary is very low, and I can't make ends meet.

        a) I must choose, but I just can't make up ____________.
        b) He started the business at home on a ____________.
        c) It takes a few days to find ____________ in a new job.
        d) My salary is very low, and I can't make ____________.

3. Are these things good or bad for a business?
Key1 good
2 bad
3 bad
4 good

being in the black
feeling the pinch
making a killing

4. Look at the pictures. Complete the idioms.

Key1 ... sink or swim.
2 ... got off the ground
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