Look at these words and expressions and their definitions. Then read the story "Ibiza or Birmingham?"and decide which word or expression best fits the gap. Then click the empty text box and type your answer. Then click the answer box.
onto - gave a view of a particular object from a particular place.
||The hotel room window looked out onto a beautiful square below.|
|broke into - started or began to do something.||As soon as he finished the story, the audience broke into laughter.|
|turned up - appeared or arrived.||There was a fight in the pub, but it stopped when the police turned up.|
|waiting on tenterhooks - waiting in a state of suspense or great excitement||I took my exams and now I'm waiting on tenterhooks for
|lock, stock, and barrel - all or everything, usually when it includes a variety of objects.||I bought the house lock, stock and barrel: furniture, fittings, the lot.|
|from scratch - to start something from the very beginning||After the war the city was in ruins. It had to be built up from scratch.|
|making money hand over fist - earning a lot of money very quickly.||Since we advertised, we've been making money hand over fist.|
|lay it on thick.- exaggerate something.||I pretended to be ill. I laid it on really thick They thought I was dying!|
|consulted - looked up information (in a book, for example)||I couldn't remember her birthday, so I consulted my diary.|
|addressed - gave attention to a matter or problem.||You haven't addressed the main problem - we just can't afford a new car.|
- each's own, individual, separate
||We had translators, so we each spoke in our respective languages.|
|apprehensive - worried or fearful about something which might happen.||Our factory closed down, and I feel very apprehensive about the future.|
|booming (slang) - describes a business which is very profitable.||Now that we're on the Internet, our business is really booming.|
|dodgy (slang) - describes something/body doubtful or suspect.||I thought he was dodgy, and then I found out that he'd
been in prison.
|hang on (slang) - expresses doubt about something another person has said.||"You're late!" "I missed the bus." "Hang on. You just said it was the train."|
IBIZA OR BIRMINGHAM?