Урок №80. Exercises, Part II
Продолжаем упражняться — сегодня займемся устоявшимися выражениями и идиомами
1. How much?
Match each informal money expression in the left column with its meaning the right one.
a) We»re out of pocket.
b) You»ll have to pay up front.
c) We paid through the nose for it.
d) We paid peanuts for this.
e) We»re flat broke.
1. to pay very little
2. to pay a lot
3. to have lost money
4. to have no money
5. to pay in advance
2. Colours of the world
Choose the colour to complete the idiom.
a) She never expected to get a pay rise — it came completely out of the red/blue/green.
b) The law is not clear on this — itäs a beige/grey/pink area.
c) My boss rarely smokes — once in a silver/red/blue moon.
d) Do we have to take the red-/pink-/white-eye flight? Can»t we leave later in the day?
e) We»ll be busy tomorrow, so bring a red-/brown-/green-bag lunch.
3. Business movements
Complete the text using the verbs below in the correct form.
Last May, we (a)_____ a new anti-spam product and our share price (b)_________to a record high. However, customers have since discovered several major bugs in the software and orders have stopped. On Friday, our share price (c) to an all-time low. It»s a real (d)______ or (e)________ situation at the moment.
1. a-3, b-5, c-2, d-1, e-4.
2. a) blue, b) grey, c) blue, d) red, e) brown
3. a) launched, b) soared, c) tumbled, d) sink, e) swim