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Idioms Quiz
General English Questions and Answers
Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets.


1. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The man received a (notice) yesterday telling him that he no longer has a job.


2. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
We (discussed things) and decided to go to Paris instead of London.


3. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
We had to (give them a lot of money) for the new car.


4. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The girl's friends tried to (deceive her) by saying that they had gone to a movie that afternoon.


5. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The man's new job did not (work out well) so he returned to his old one.



6. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The woman received some bad news but is (pretending to be happy).


7. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The woman's husband is always (criticizing her) in front of his friends.


8. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
I finally (figured things out) and discovered that the woman was my teacher's wife.


9. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The man was able to (use the influence of others) in order to get the job.


10. Choose an idiom to replace the expression in the brackets:
The man has been working hard to (solve) the problems with his family.


English Test

1. Idioms Quiz - 12
2. Idioms Quiz - 13
3. Idioms Quiz - 14
4. Idioms Quiz - 15
5. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 01
6. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 02
7. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 03
8. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 04
9. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 05
10. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 06
11. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 07
12. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 08
13. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 09
14. Vocabulary - Sentence Completion - 10
15. Synonyms - Test-25
16. Synonyms - Test-26
17. Synonyms - Test-27
18. Antonym Test - 11
19. Antonym Test - 12
20. Antonym Test - 13

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Using ‘the’

Most names of countries are used without ‘the’, but some countries and other names have ‘the’ before them, e.g. The USA, The United Kingdom / UK, The Commonwealth.

Some countries may be referred to with or without ‘the’ (the) Lebanon, (the) Gambia, (the) Ukraine, (the) Sudan.

Adjectives referring to countries and languages

With-ish: British Irish Flemish Danish Turkish
Spanish With -(i)an: Canadian Brazilian American Russian Australian
With -ese: Japanese Chinese Guyanese Burmese Maltese Taiwanese
With -i: Israeli Iraqi Kuwaiti Pakistani Yemeni Bangladeshi
With -ic: Icelandic Arabic

Some, adjectives are worth learning separately e.g. Swiss, Thai, Greek, Dutch, Cypriot.

Nationalities

Some nationalities have nouns for referring to people, e.g. a Finn, a Swede, a Turk, a Spaniard, a Dane, a Briton, an Arab. For most nationalities we can use the adjective as a noun, e.g. a German, an Italian, a Belgian, a Catalan, a Greek, an African. Some need woman/man/person added to them (you can’t say ‘a Dutch’), so if in doubt, use them, e.g. a Dutch man, a French woman, an Irish person, an Icelandic man.

World regions



Peoples and races

People belong to ethnic groups and regional groups such as Afro-Caribbeans, Asians and Orientals and Latin Americans. What are you? (e.g. North African, Southern African, European, Melanesian)

They speak dialects as well as languages. Everyone has a|mother tongue or first language; many have second and third languages. Some people are perfect in more than one language and are bilingual or multilingual.

name: Wanija Krishnamurthan second/third languages: English, Malay

nationality: Malaysian type or dialect of English: Malaysian

mother tongue: Tamil (S. India) ethnic group: Asian (Tamil Indian)
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