Idioms and colloquialisms 2

                                   Idioms and colloquialisms 2
Idioms and colloquialisms (spoken expressions) are a common feature of the TOEFL Listening Comprehension. There are a lot of them, and each one has to be learnt individually. Often, but not always, it is possible to identify the meaning of an idiom or a colloquialism from the context in which it is being used.
The idioms and colloquialisms exercises in this book focus on some of the most commonly-used expressions.

Exercise 3:Complete these dialogs with an appropriate expression from the box:

  • A little bird told me.
  • Be my guest. 
  • Fire away, I’m all ears.
  •  I’d be glad to
  • I’m having second thoughts. 
  • I’m keeping my fingers crossed. 
  • My lips are sealed.
  • Now you’re talking! 
  • Rather you than me.
  •  That’ll be the day! 
  • That’ll teach you!
  • Who let the cat out of the bag?

1.

A. Would you mind looking after my bag while I go to the rest room?

B. __________________________________________________
2.

A. Do you mind if I sit here?

B. __________________________________________________
3.

A. How do you know the test has been canceled?

B. __________________________________________________
4.

A. I’d be really grateful if you didn’t tell anyone about it.

B. __________________________________________________
5.

A. Do you think you’ll pass the exam?

B. __________________________________________________
6.

A. I’ve signed up for extra sociology classes with Professor Dullman.

B. __________________________________________________
7.

A. I’ve got some really interesting news.

B. __________________________________________________
8.

A. You don’t want to work tonight? OK, let’s go to the theater instead.

B. __________________________________________________
9.

A. I thought you were going to apply for a place on the Theory of Knowledge course.

B. __________________________________________________
10.

A. I promise to work harder from now on.

B. __________________________________________________
11.

A. I hear that you’re going to throw a surprise party for my birthday.

B. __________________________________________________
12.

A. I’ve just eaten six hot dogs, and now I’ve got a terrible stomach ache.

B. __________________________________________________

Idioms and colloquialisms 2
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