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Part X That's bad. Проверочная работа № 10




Idioms Проверочная работа № 10. Work and business.

1. Match the idioms with their meanings.

Keybelow the belt = unfair, cruel
up in arms = protesting
turn a blind eye = ignore it
fall flat = fail

1) below the belt         
2) up in arms
3) turn a blind eye
4)fall flat
a) ignore it
b) unfair, cruel
c) protesting
d) fail

2. Complete the idioms.
Key1 Powerful people can get things by pulling strings.
2 The plan got the thumbs up/down from the director.
3 The country has a king, but he doesn't call the shots.
4 A friendly greeting helps to break the ice.

        a) Powerful people can get things by pulling ___________.
        b) The plan got the thumbs  ___________ from the director.
        c) The country has a king, but he doesn't call ___________.
        d) A friendly greeting helps to break ___________.

3. Do you ...
Keyopen answers
        a) express your opinions or sit on the fence?
        b) gossip or mind your own business?
        c) cut corners sometimes?
        d) ever work around the clock?

4. Look at the pictures. Complete the idioms.

Key1 They laughed so much they almost split their sides.
2 By 6 pm, the party was getting out of hand.

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