Match the collective nouns with the pictures to make groups of animals. Follow the example.
 


Example: a swarm of bees

ants

kittens or puppies

oysters

lions

whales

wolves

insects

birds or sheep

cattle

gorillas

fish
 
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Choose the best explanation for each animal idiom.

 

1. Pepito’s as slippery as a snake.
a) He moves around smoothly and quietly.
b) He uses too much hair oil.
c) He should not be trusted.
d) He’s shy and quiet.

2. When Pepito’s wife left him it was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
a) The thing that made him an alcoholic.
b) The thing that finally pushed him over the edge.*
c) The thing that began his unnatural relationship with animals.
d) The thing that convinced him to visit Egypt.
*over the edge = sobre el límite/por encima del límite

3. Pepito’s wife never lets him do what he wants and as a result he leads a dog's life.
a) He eats what he can
b) He never sleeps
c) He has an unhappy time
d) He goes everywhere on foot

4. Nobody makes a monkey out of Pepito.
a) makes him jump up and down
b) makes faces at him
c) makes him spend his money
d) makes a fool of him

5. I don't honestly think Pepito is capable of being polite as a leopard never changes its spots.
a) people always complain
b) people are sometimes unpredictable
c) people never change
d) people often shout

6. Pepito let the cat out of the bag when he told everyone about the party.
a) He made everyone really excited
b) He took the credit for having a wonderful idea
c) He had the courage to do something that nobody else could
d) He told something that was supposed to be a secret

7. Pepito's got a very sweet tooth and he always takes the lion's share of the cake.
a) the last portion
b) the smallest portion
c) the first portion
d) the largest portion

8. I really don't know how to explain it as I am completely foxed.
a) I’m absolutely sure
b) I’m absolutely convinced
c) I’m absolutely confused
d) I’m absolutely curious

9. Pepito doesn't like getting too tired so he gets his assistant to do all the donkey work.
a) academic work
b) artwork
c) homework
d) hard work

10. Pepito doesn't have much of a social life because he's a bit of a lone wolf.
a) Pepito is a person who prefers to be with animals
b) Pepito is a person who prefers to be alone
c) Pepito is an unhappy person
d) Pepito is a person with a lot of body hair.
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Choose the correct word to complete the idiom.
 

1. To beat the bush means to avoid or delay talking about something awkward or embarrassing
2. If something is in disguise, it is something that isn't immediately recognized as being good.
3. To get your on something means to obtain something that is quite difficult to find.
4. To keep yourself to means to live a private life and not involve yourself with others.
5. To know with somebody means to know what somebody thinks about you and exactly what the situation is.
6. To pull somebody’s means tomar el pelo
7. If you something behind you, then you forget about an unpleasant experience and think about the future.
8. To say what’s on your means to tell someone what you’re thinking or worrying about.
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Complete the following sentences with one of the idioms from the previous exercise.
 

1. It wasn’t easy, but I finally managed to two tickets for the final between Barcelona and Chelsea.
2. I couldn’t believe my bad luck when I got hit by that car, but when I received 20,000 Euros in compensation and 2 months off work I realized it was .
3. I was upset after the divorce, but I soon decided to and get on with my life.
4. You’ve been acting strange all morning and you look really worried. I know there’s something on your mind. Why don’t you stop and just tell me what’s wrong?
5. I don’t really know what my neighbour’s like. She and I hardly speak to her. She’s a very private person.
6. Jonny told me he’s going to work in sex shop in Madrid next month. I don’t believe him. I’m sure he’s .
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