Match the phrases to form some popular English idioms.
 

1. There's no accounting
2. There wasn't a sound
3. The pen is mightier
4. Only the good
5. Set a thief to
6. Rome wasn't built
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Find one word that completes all three sentences and write it in the gaps.

 

1.
a) Do you mind if I borrow your for a couple of hours? I've got to put up some shelves and I need to make a few holes in the wall.
b) Due to health and safety regulations, we have to have a fire this week to see how we can evacuate the building in the event of an emergency.
c) When I was in the army, the sergeant used to march us up and down for hours on end.
2.
a) Many companies have gone since the beginning of the recession. As a result, a huge number of workers now find themselves unemployed.
b) At the National Portrait Gallery there's a wonderful of Lorenzo de' Medici.
c) Don't keep playing around with that remote control, you'll it again!
3.
a) After I cut my fingernails I always use a to take off those horrible rough edges.
b) An amateur news blogger in Iran was sentenced to death yesterday after he decided to a news report to CNN on the torture of local inhabitants by security police.
c) It's becoming common for people to put their medical on line so that doctors can access personal health information much easier.
4.
a) Before we wrap up the meeting, are there any problems that need to be addressed regarding the new product launch? I'd like to them out now rather than expose ourselves to any surprises later on.
b) Now that there is a new government, we should strike while the is hot and not wait for public opinion to cool down.
c) It's not that I don't know how to my own shirts and clothes, it's just that I hate doing it so much. That's why I pay someone.
5.
a)You're to find the answer if you think about it long enough.
b) I tried to run away, but in one enormous he caught up and grabbed hold of me.
c) When they found the hostage, she was gagged and in the basement of an abandoned building.
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Match the phrases to form some popular English idioms.
 

1. The road to hell is paved
2. There's no smoke
3. There's no substitute
4. There are plenty more
5. Time and tide
6. There's more than one way
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Find one word that completes all three sentences and write it in the gaps.
 

1.
a) Some people say that there is an extremely line between love and hate. What do you think?
b) I found a piece of paper on the windscreen of my car yesterday that said "parking '. So that was nice!
c) The weather was terrible the first day, but then the sun came out and it was for the rest of the trip.
2.
a) Don't forget to add a of salt before you mix it all together.
b) There's a knock-on effect during a recession, which means that nearly everyone begins to feel the sooner or later.
c) Don't leave your mobile in your back pocket. Someone will it.
3.
a) When the judge pronounced sentence, the accused didn't an eyelid.
b) A racquet usually has strings and is used for tennis, badminton, squash etc. Whereas a is usually made out of wood, such as for baseball and cricket.
c) I think that sonar technology was based on the which is why they can fly in the dark and live in caves. I don't think they actually suck blood though.
4.
a) How much should I leave as a in a British restaurant? Is it 10% or higher?
b) What's the name of the actress who was in The Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins? Her name's on the of my tongue.
c) Take a from me; if it works, don't fix it!
5.
a) I think I'll go to the gym for a of exercise.
b) I don't see what he sees in her, but she seems to have cast a over him. He does absolutely everything she says.
c) I'm sorry, I didn't catch your surname. Could you it out for me please so that I can write it down.
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