Идиомы с названиями животных. Упражнения.

Предлагаю вам закрепить знания английских идиом с названиями животных. Если у вас возникнут сложности при выполнении данных упражнений, просмотрите список animal idioms.

Animal idioms in use: exercises.

Упражнение 1. Заполните пропуски в предложении названиями животных.

elephant, rat, lion, dog, ox, hare, wolf, bull, cat, monkey

  1. That night I slept like a ________and didn’t hear the burglars break into the house.
  2. The new general manager seems to have taken the ________ by the horns.
  3. This car's engine is as strong as an _______.
  4. Ted took part in a highly dangerous expedition. They lost three climbers in an avalanche. Therefore, Ted turned back having seen the ___________.
  5. There’s no use doing this – it’s just _________ business.
  6. The couple have been keeping the _______ from the door for the last few years — but in vain! Now they live in complete poverty.
  7. Alan will never find a girlfriend. He is afraid even to speak with girls. He is as timid as a _______.
  8. If you want to know all the latest gossips talk to Fred – he is a real barber’s _______.
  9. She said she had been at home last night but I smelled a ________ as I had seen her in the park.
  10. I see only one __________ in your path – your unwilling to practice.

Упражнение 2. Заполните пропуски в предложении названиями животных.

elephant, horse, lions, dog, sheep, pig, bear, bull, cat, monkey

  1. Mr. Johnson treats his poor wife like a ________.
  2. Unfortunately, Greg had a terrible addiction – he had a ___________in the back.
  3. John was the black __________ of the family, because he was always in trouble with the law.
  4. Stop playing the ___________ with Helen – she may get upset.
  5. In that enormous dress Kate felt like a _________ in a china shop – still she had to dance and she did it perfectly.
  6. Tom’s joke was funny enough to make a _______ laugh.
  7. We considered him a dark ________ at the recent gubernatorial elections.
  8. A new house of Greg's was a white ___________.
  9. Buying this was like buying a _________ in a poke.
  10. Having arrived in London Molly’s first wish was to see the __________.

Упражнение 3. Вставьте подходящие идиомы с названиями животных.

kissing the hare's foot, dog's dinner, dogs days, cock-and-bull story, pigging out, straw that broke the camel’s back, bull session, horse opera, raining cats and dogs, working like a dog

  1. So he went on with his ________________ with me listening to him politely
  2. Marge was ______________ on strawberry ice-cream.
  3. Greg's refusal to help was the __________________ . After it Molly decided to divorce him.
  4. It was during the _______________ last August that I first met him.
  5. The boss is angry with Greg because he’s constantly ___________________.
  6. Honey! Let us stay alone. The conversation won’t be interesting for you – it’s just a__________.
  7. Did Alan get the job? – No, he made a __________ of the job-interview.
  8. Since morning I’ve been ______________and now I need a rest.
  9. Don't forget to take the umbrella. It’s ________________.
  10. «My wonderful Clementine» is a ________________ known to everybody in the U.S.

Упражнение 4. Вставьте подходящие идиомы с названиями животных.

casting sheep’s eyes, leading a cat and dog life, paper tiger, kissing the hare’s foot, to let the cat out of the bag, bullhead, leading a dog’s life, rat race, in the doghouse, dead horse

  1. I’m not going to beat the __________, Ken.
  2. Our attorney is more than a __________ now with all the power he’s gained recently.
  3. Kevin’d rather go to Kansas instead of ________________ here.
  4. After working so hard for the company, Alan found himself ________________.
  5. Is Wendy in? – No, she is _____________________ again.
  6. It was mean of Kevin _____________________ without Alan’s permission.
  7. Though Helen and Den are ______________________ – still they even don’t think about divorce.
  8. During the party Molly was _____________________ at Greg, but he didn’t even notice it.
  9. Jack is a real ______________. He failed his exams again.
  10. Our business is a real ____________. You have to work hardly and compete with other companies.



Упражнение 1.

  1. dog, 2. bull, 3. ox, 4. elephant, 5. monkey, 6. wolf, 7 hare, 8. cat, 9. rat,10. lion.

Упражнение 2.

  1.  dog, 2. monkey, 3. sheep, 4. bear, 5. bull, 6. cat, 7. horse, 8. elephant, 9. pig, 10. lions

Упражнение 3.

  1. cock-and-bull story,2. pigging out, 3. straw that broke the camel’s back, 4. dogs days, 5. Kissing the hare's foot, 6. a bull session, 7. dog's dinner, 8. working like a dog, 9. raining cats and dogs, 10. horse opera

Упражнение 4.

  1. dead horse, 2.paper tiger, 3. leading a dog’s life, 4. in the doghouse, 5. kissing the hare’s foot 6.  to let the cat out of the bag, 7. leading a cat and dog life, 8. casting sheep’s eyes, 9. bullhead, 10. rat race.

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