From The Diary Of Anne Frank
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.)
Our entire class is quaking in its boots. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Until then, we keep telling each other not to lose heart. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Mr Keeping was annoyed with me for ages because I talked so much.___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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.
caught my eye
laugh ourselves silly
he’d had enough
can’t bring myself to
(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 ...
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