Posts Tagged ‘idiomatic expressions’

Word of the Day Challenge #2 for Week of 12 May: fire idioms

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Select TWO of the expressions below and use each in one or two sentences related to your AFC issue or your learning habits during the research process. Your sentences should make clear the meaning of the expression within the context of your AFC issue or your research skills. 

too many irons in the fire: having too many things to do at once
to add fuel to the fire: to make worse
out of the frying pan into the fire: to get out of one situation only to find yourself in a worse one

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Word of the Day Challenge #1 for Week of 6 January: idioms

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

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Can you figure out what the expressions in bold mean? 

  • James didn’t push Joel; he wouldn’t hurt a fly!
  • My dad will let me have a television in my room when pigs fly.
  • Grace passed the math test with flying colors.

Exercises

A. Fill in the blanks using the above-mentioned idioms.

1. Mom took us out to dinner to celebrate that she succeeded ________!

2. He’s big and strong, but he’s gentle. He ________.

3. I will stop fighting with my brother ________!

B. Match the idiom to its meaning.

1. Which idiom means to be very successful when attempting something like a test or exam?

2. Which idiom means it is highly unlikely for a certain event or situation to occur?

3. Which idiom implies being kind and gentle with others?

C. Write your own sentence for each of the three idioms.

D. Finally, explain what is an idiom.

Did you know?

The yo-yo is one of the world’s oldest toys. People invented it more than 2,500 years ago. The yo-yo got its name from the Tagalog language, which is a native language of the Philippines. In Tagalog, yo-yo means “come back.”

 

 

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