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EXPRESSIONS #1 ANSWERS

PART 1: Try to find the letter that has the correct meaning for the underlined expressions.

1) __f__ ďWhat? You want to spend a hundred dollars on lottery tickets? Youíre nuts

2) __g__ ďI was able to finish that test really fast because it was a piece of cake

3) __d__ ďThe employees were happy when their boss kicked the bucket

4) __c__ ďWhat my teacher told me went in one ear and out the other

5) __e__ ďStay away from Bob. I think he woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.Ē

6) __b__ ďI donít like astronomy. Itís all Greek to me

7) __a__ ďMy ex-wife gave me the cold shoulder at my sonís birthday party.Ē


a) to ignore someone

b) it means: something is incomprehensible, too difficult to understand

c) a way to describe something that people didnít listen to or pay attention to

d) to die

e) to be in a bad mood

f) crazy, insane

g) easy

PART 2: Try to put the right expression in the right place.

gave me the cold shoulder - itís all Greek to me - a piece of cake

A: How was your day at school today? Did you learn anything new?

B: Not really. But I have a lot of math homework tonight, which isnít good, because I donít understand math at all. For some reason, __itís all Greek to me__. But I did really well on my spelling test.

A: Spelling test? I donít remember helping you study for that. Did you study by yourself?

B: I didnít need to. It was __a piece of cake__. Iím good at spelling.

A: Well, thatís true. You are good at spelling. Did you get an A?

B: Better than that. I got an A+. I didnít miss one question. In fact, I was the only one in my class who got such a good grade, which, of course, didnít make the other kids happy.

A: What do you mean?

B: Well, at recess, the other kids __gave me the cold shoulder__. But thatís okay.

A: Donít let that bother you. They were probably just jealous of you.


nuts - kicked the bucket - it went in one ear and out the other

A: Hey, guess what?

B: What?

A: Youíll never believe this, but Bob, my old friend from college, __kicked the bucket__ a few days ago.

B: Hey, donít say it like that; ďpass awayĒ is a much better way to say it.

A: Fine, he passed away. Anyway, the funeral is going to be next week.

B: What day?

A: Uh, I donít remember. They told me, but I guess __it went in one ear and out the other__. Iíll call them back.

B: Well, Iím sorry to hear that. Bob was a nice guy.

A: Yeah. But I donít know if Iíll be able to go to his funeral. Remember? Next week is my camping trip.

B: Your camping trip? Are you __nuts__? Do you really think that a camping trip is more important than going to your friendís funeral? You have to go.