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From The Diary Of Anne Frank

Question 3:

Idioms

1. Here are a few sentences from the text which have idiomatic expressions. Can you say what each means? (You might want to consult a dictionary first.)

  1. Our entire class is quaking in its boots. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Until then, we keep telling each other not to lose heart. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Mr Keeping was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Mr Keeping was trying to play a joke on me with this ridiculous subject, but I’d make sure the joke was on him.____________________________.

2. Here are a few more idiomatic expressions that occur in the text. Try to use them in sentences of your own.

(i)

caught my eye

(iii)

laugh ourselves silly

(ii)

he’d had enough

(iv)

can’t bring myself to

Answer:

1.

(i)Our entire class is quaking in its boots. Shaking with fear and nervousness

(ii) Until then, we keep telling each other not to lose heart. Not to lose hope

(iii) Mr. Keeping was annoyed with me for ages because I ta…

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