For each of the six questions choose the one correct
1. If you feel "Like a fish ________ water" you feel
in the wrong place.
c. out of
2. His name definitely rings ________, although I
cant put a face to it.
a. a memory
b. a thought
c. a bell
d. a clock
3. Choose a more formal alternative for the words in
Take your umbrella with you - it's raining cats and
a. It's very hot
b. It's raining a little
c. It will rain soon
d. It's raining heavily
4. I'm very suspicious of this deal. I can smell
a. a rabbit
b. a rose
c. a rat
d. a fish
5. To "_______ around the bush" is an idiom which
means to avoid
speaking about something directly.
6. If you make fun of someone, you "pull his or her
IDIOMS 1 answers
c. Correct. The answer is 'Like a fish OUT OF water'
c. Correct. The answer is 'a bell'. If something
'rings a bell', it is familiar
a. Wrong. But you could say, 'It's very wet out
c. Wrong, although many people in Britain take an
umbrella with them
whatever the weather.
d. Correct. 'It's raining cats and dogs' means that
it is raining heavily.
a. Wrong, but to pull a rabbit out of a hat would be
a good trick.
b. Wrong, but at least it smells nice
c. Correct. To smell a rat is to be suspicious.
d. Wrong, although you could say that the deal is a
bit 'FISHY'. In other
words you are suspicious of it.