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Dział: Języki obce

Konkurs gimnazjalny z języka angielskiego - Let's play with English idioms

RUNDA 1: Wybierz poprawną odpowiedź

Zestaw 1

1. as busy as a ............... (very busy, occupied)
A) bee
B) ant
C) fly
D) ladybird
2. put the cat among the ............... (cause problems)
A) sparrows
B) eagles
C) pigeons
D) ravens
3. cry ............... (give a false alarm)
A) dog
B) crocodile
C) wolf
D) lion
4. hold one’s ............... (be patient)
A) horses
B) cows
C) donkeys
D) oxen
5. ............... eye (very good eyesight)
A) falcon
B) eagle
C) hawk
D) stork
6. smell a ............... (suspect somebody)
A) mouse
B) pig
C) bat
D) rat

Zestaw 2

1. as free as a ............... (totally free)
A) grasshopper
B) horse
C) bird
D) cat
2. make a ............... out of somebody (make somebody look foolish)
A) gorilla
B) chimpanzee
C) ape
D) monkey
3. throw somebody to the ............... (send somebody into danger)
A) hyenas
B) leopards
C) tigers
D) wolves
4. for ...............’s years (for a very long time)
A) donkey
B) horse
C) goat
D) cow
5. black ............... in a family (the least popular person)
A) ram
B) sheep
C) lamb
D) deer
6. let the ............... out of the bag (reveal the secret)
A) mouse
B) rat
C) cat
D) duck

Zestaw 3:

1. sick as a ............... (very ill)
A) fish
B) mouse
C) rabbit
D) cat
2. take the ............... by the horns (take a direct action)
A) deer
B) bull
C) cow
D) reindeer
3. call off the ............... (stop threatening or chasing somebody)
A) wolves
B) lions
C) tigers
D) dogs
4. ............... on (report somebody’s bad behaviour)
A) rat
B) mouse
C) fox
D) squirrel
5. a dark ............... (a candidate that is little known)
A) donkey
B) ox
C) horse
D) calf
6. have ............... in one’s stomach (be nervous)
A) flies
B) bees
C) butterflies
D) wasps

Zestaw 4:

1. as quiet as a ............... (quiet, peaceful)
A) fish
B) bird
C) mouse
D) cat
2. like a ............... with a sore head (in a bad mood)
A) panda
B) bear
C) koala bear
D) polar bear
3. ............... down (eat something very quickly)
A) fox
B) wolf
C) dog
D) lion
4. play the ............... (make a fool out of oneself)
A) goat
B) horse
C) monkey
D) seal
5. ................ court (a self- appointed group that judges somebody illegally)
A) kiwi
B) wombat
C) emu
D) kangaroo
6. kill two ............... with one stone (achieve two goals at the same time)
A) birds
B) eagles
C) sparrows
D) peacocks

Zestaw 5:

1. as fit as a ................ (healthy)
A) louse
B) flea
C) grasshopper
D) kangaroo
2. a ............... in a china shop (a very clumsy person)
A) bull
B) elephant
C) cow
D) bison
3. buy a ............... in a poke (buy something without seeing it)
A) horse
B) goose
C) pig
D) duck
4. be a ............... (be a person to do experiments on)
A) hamster
B) turtle
C) fish
D) guinea pig
5. ................ business (illegal activity)
A) monkey
B) gorilla
C) ape
D) chimpanzee
6. have a ............... in one’s throat (be unable to speak because of croak)
A) tortoise
B) frog
C) toad
D) snake

Zestaw 6:

1. as dead as a ............... (extinct)
A) frog
B) dodo
C) dog
D) goat
2. till the ............... come home (for a very long time)
A) bulls
B) oxen
C) horses
D) cows
3. lead a ...............’ life (have a miserable life)
A) dog
B) cat
C) monkey
D) fox
4. a ............... burglar (a thief who enters a building by climbing walls)
A) bat
B) spider
C) cat
D) tigers
5. ............... tears (false tears, regret)
A) elephant
B) bear
C) lizard
D) crocodile
6. a wild ............... chase (an attempt to achieve something that is impossible)
A) goose
B) duck
C) hen
D) turkey

RUNDA 2: Wytłumacz w języku angielskim podane wyrażenia idiomtyczne

1. A BABY IN THE WOODS
2. A COLD FISH
3. A MAN OF FEW WORDS
4. A DROP IN THE OCEAN
5. A PIECE OF CAKE
6. A SLIP OF THE TONGUE
7. A VICIOUS CIRCLE
8. A BAD EGG
9. A CASH COW
10. A COUCH POTATO
11. A POKER FACE
12. A RUNNING BATTLE

RUNDA 3: Dopasuj idiomy do wyjaśnień

Zestaw 1
1) have something up your sleeve
2) be on the thin ice
3) get up somebody’s nose
4) throw one’s hat into the air
5) step into somebody’s shoe
6) burn the midnight oil
7) make a fuss about something

a) be in a dangerous situation
b) overreact, exaggerate
c) be very happy
d) have a secret plan, idea
e) stay up late
f) annoy somebody
g) take somebody’s place

Zestaw 2
1) have something on the brain
2) be on one’s toes
3) get in somebody’s hair
4) keep the ball rolling
5) hit the jackpot
6) eat one’s words
7) kick the habit

a) admit to having made a mistake
b) annoy somebody, make angry
c) be obsessed with something
d) hold the conversation
e) stop the addiction
f) win the lottery
g) be ready to take actions

Zestaw 3
1) have a sweet tooth
2) be in the dark
3) get one’s knife into somebody
4) blow one’s own trumpet
5) keep one’s nose clean
6) work for peanuts
7) miss the boat

a) earn little money
b) treat somebody spitefully
c) be unaware of something
d) lose a chance
e) boast about something
f) avoid problems
g) like sweets

Zestaw 4
1) have one’s head in the clouds
2) be thrilled to bits
3) get the boot
4) push up the daisies
5) bring something to light
6) go for a song
7) pass the buck to someone

a) be dead
b) reveal something
c) make somebody responsible for sth
d) not to think rationally
e) be very pleased
f) be fired
g) sell something cheaply

Zestaw 5
1) have a thin skin
2) be in deep waters
3) get cold feet
4) throw dirt at somebody
5) show a clean pair of shoes
6) keep something under one’s hat
7) leave someone holding a baby

a) be in a difficult situation
b) leave somebody with a problem
c) be sensitive
d) become a coward
e) keep something in secret
f) run away
g) offend somebody

Zestaw 6
1) have the ring of truth
2) be under the weather
3) get along like a house on fire
4) win the day
5) kick the bucket
6) beat around the bush
7) make hay when the sun shines
a) achieve a success
b) become friends quickly
c) take the opportunity
d) sound reasonable
e) say something indirectly
f) be sick
g) die

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