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Foods have different meanings - 高级词汇


Many food words form part of an idiomatic expression, or are used informally in spoken English with different meaning. 使用英语俚语是英语语言运用的高级阶段,但不应该频繁使用不然会让表达并不自然。另外俚语使用应该区别是口语还是书面语。以下练习在口语中更为常见:

I said the plan would work, but it all _______ ________, so I had to _______ ________ ________.

Eric was very angry when he didn’t get the job, but it was just _______ _______. To be honest, if he had worked here, he would’ve been ______ ______ ______ ______.

The trouble with Tanya is she always wants to ______ ______ ______ _______ _______ ______.

He managed to fix the door, but he really ______ _______ _______ _______ _______.

The whole thing sounded a bit ______ to me.

Since Jamie lost his job, Marcia has been the main _______.

You should get the job, but _______ _______ ________ ________.

Ali’s calm and sensible; his brother’s a complete _______. They’re _______ _______ and _______.

ANSWERS:

WENT PEAR-SHAPED; EAT MY WORDS; SOUR GRAPES; A FISH OUT OF WATER; HAVE HER CAKE AND EAT IT; MADE A MEAL OF IT; FISHY; BREADWINNER; DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS; LIKE CHALK AND CHEESE.

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