Англійські ідіоми – вправи з відповідями

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English Idioms. Exercises.

Вправа 1. Виберіть правильний варіант.

1.Mike left school only two months ago. This is his first job.

Mіke’s still a bit wet behind the ears. (Right or wrong?)

A – right; B – wrong

  • He gave a speech without preparing for it. He spoke …
  • A – off the cuff; B – at the eleventh hour

    Complete this expression: “As keen as …”

    A – mustard; B – cornflakes

  • Which of the following words could be used to describe a book?
  • A – dog-eared; B – stiff-necked

  • Which of the following would be the most useful thing for a politician to have?
  • A – a tight squeeze; B – the gift of the gab

  • Which of the following idioms would best describe an older woman trying to look and dress like a much younger one?
  • A – mutton dressed as lamb; B – no spring chicken

    Вправа 2. Розмістіть ідіоми за групами:

    hair-raising, have a screw loose, have kittens, hot under the collar, off one’s head, throw a wobbly




    1 ______________

    2 ______________

    1 ______________

    2 ______________

    1 ______________

    2 ______________


    Вправа 3. Which word best completes these idioms?

  • To get a flat in the centre of this town you have to pay through the ____________ for it.
  • A bird in the hand is worth _________ in the bush.
  • Every cloud has a ____________ lining.
  • Вправа 4. Match the pairs.

    1. to be all fingers and thumbs

    2. to pay through the nose for something

    3. to catch someone’s eye

    4. to put your foot in it

    5. to stick your neck out

    6. to get cold feet

    7. to give someone the cold shoulder

    8. to have a chip on your shoulder

    9. to have green fingers

    10. to make your blood boil

    11. to pull someone’s leg

    12. to stretch your legs

    a) to make you very angry

    b) to have a grievance/an inferiority complex about something

    c) to cause embarrassment by saying something tactless

    d) to be clumsy

    e) someone to ignore

    f) to tease someone

    g) to go for a walk

    h) to be good at gardening

    i) to take a risk

    j) to pay too much for something

    k) to lose courage

    l) to attract someone’s attention


    Вправа 5. Розмістіть ідіоми за групами:

    bite someone’s head off, have butterflies in your stomach, (be) off-colour, see red, put the wind up someone, cook the books, in queer street, (be) in a flap, (be) under the weather, (be) hard up, have kittens, blow your top, one for the road, (be) on tenterhooks, kick the bucket, have one foot in the grave, jump out of your skin, live from hand to mouth, take someone for a ride, Dutch courage










    Відповіді до вправ:

    Exercise 1.

    1 – A; 2 – A, 3 – A, 4 – А, 5 — A

    Exercise 2.




    have a screw loose, off one’s head


    have kittens, hot under the collar, throw a wobbly

    Exercise 3.

    1 – nose, 2 – two, 3 – silver

    Exercise 4.

    1 – d, 2 – j, 3 – l, 4 — c , 5 — і, 6 – k, 7 – e, 8 — б, 9 -h , 10 — а, 11 — f, 12 – g

    Exercise 5.

    ANGER/ANNOYANCE: bite someone’s head off, see red, in a flap, have kittens, blow your top

    ANXIETY/NERVOUSNESS: have butterflies in your stomach, put the wind up someone, (be) on tenterhooks,

    DEATH/CLOSE TO DEATH: kick the bucket, have one foot in the grave,

    НЕЗДОРОВИЙ/ILL: (be) off-colour, under the weather

    DRINK/DRINKING: one for the road, Dutch courage

    FEAR/SHOCK/SURPRISE: jump out of your skin,

    POVERTY: in queer street, (be) hard up, live from hand to mouth

    DECEIT/FRAUD/FOOLING: cook the books, take someone for a ride

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