Английские идиомы – упражнения с ответами

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English Idioms. Exercises.

Упражнение 1. Выберите правильный вариант.

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

Mike's still a bit wet behind the ears. (Right or wrong?)

A – right; B – wrong

  1. 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

  1. Which of the following words could be used to describe a book?

A –  dog-eared; B –  stiff-necked

  1. 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

  1. 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

Упражнение 2. Разместите идиомы по группам:

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 ______________


Упражнение 3. Which word best completes these idioms?

  1. To get a flat in the centre of this town you have to pay through the ____________ for it.
  2. A bird in the hand is worth _________ in the bush.
  3. Every cloud has a ____________ lining.

Упражнение 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)      to ignore someone

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


Упражнение 5. Разместите идиомы по группам:

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










Ответы к упражнениям:

Exercise 1.

1 – A; 2 – A, 3 – A, 4 – B, 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 — i, 6 – k, 7- e, 8 — b, 9 -h , 10 — a, 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,

UNWELL/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

Надеюсь, эти упражнения на идиомы английского языка вам понравились и помогли обогатить словарный запас.

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2 Комментариев для "Английские идиомы – упражнения с ответами"

  1. дмитрий вычегжанин | 31.01.2019 в 16:30 | Ответить

    В первом упражнении четвёртое задание ответ в), а не а).

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