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IDIOMS
Match the idioms with the meanings.

 

1. My hands are tied, I’m afraid.

2. Hold your horses.

3. You’ll have to swallow your pride.

4. Have you been burning the candle at both ends?

5. There’s something fishy going on.

6. He’s a dark horse.

7. I killed two birds with one stone.

8. That’s a real can of worms.

9. I’m sorry – I’ve let the cat out of the bag.

10. You look like a million dollars.
       

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Now complete each sentence with one of the above idioms.
 

1. - Hey! Did you tell Dave about the surprise birthday party we’re organising for him?
- Yes, I thought he knew about it.

2. - I’m interested in renting your beach house for the summer.
- I’m sorry, but I’ve agreed to rent it to a family from Galicia.
- Can’t you make an excuse and tell them you’ve changed your mind.
- No, we’ve already signed a contract.

3. - Dan’s in hospital. He’s had a nervous breakdown.
- I’m not surprised with all the work he’s been doing lately. He’s got two full-time jobs and he sometimes works through the night. He’s really been

4. Wow, you look so sexy babe. That new dress is absolutely stunning and that new gold necklace is beautiful.

5. - How can you be so selfish? It’s my birthday and you’re going on a fishing weekend with your mates?
- Wait a minute, , I was going to invite you to come along with us.

6. - I accused my daughter of taking my new pocket video camera, and then I found it down the side of the sofa. I really shouted at her and now I feel terrible.
- I think you’d better and ask her to forgive you.

7. - The problem is, I need to lose weight and I have to study English for my final exams. I just don’t have enough time for everything.
- Why don’t you download some Mansión Ingles podcasts onto your mp3 player and listen to them at the gym. That way you can

8. He’s so quiet and shy normally, but as soon as we got to the karaoke bar he stood up on the stage and started singing.

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Vocabulary - Holidays

Match the travel nouns with their definitions.
 

1. When you travel by ship and stop at different places

2. When you go somewhere, stay there and come back (on business or on holiday)

3. When you travel by plane

4. When you visit several different places following an organised plan

5. When you travel a long way by sea or in space

6. When you travel from place to place by road, train etc.

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Match the words with the correct list. Follow the example.
 

Example: deep blue, calm, cold, rough

1. coach, sightseeing, package, guided
2. summer, package, beach, adventure
3. coach, boat, day, business
4. holiday, tourist, seaside, popular
5. crowded, golden, sandy, deserted
       
  resort - un centro turístico
  coach – autocar
  sightseeing – turismo
  seaside – playa / costa
  crowded – lleno de gente
  sandy - arenoso
  deserted – desierto, abandonado

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