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Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Janet:||Hi Julia, I haven’t heard from you for a while so I decided to give you a call. How was your weekend?|
|Julia:||Oh, hi Janet, it’s good to hear from you. My weekend was good. How was yours?|
|Janet:||Well, this Saturday, we went camping with our friends and it wasn’t without adventure.|
|Julia:||Oh, really? Where did you go?|
|Janet:||We went to Duck Mountain Provincial Park. After setting up our campsite, we went for a walk. Everything was great until we decided to go off one of the trails. Then, I was on tenterhooks.|
|Julia:||Oh, why? Was there anything suspicious?|
|Janet:||You know me – I am afraid of my own shadow, so even a rustle in the trees can easily set me off. That time, I thought I heard a bear grunting in the bushes. But my friends said it was only my imagination. They have nerves of steel.|
|Julia:||I am sure I would break out in a cold sweat if I heard anything like that, too.|
|Janet:||I know! I couldn’t calm down, so I asked my friend’s husband to check the area. I was holding my breath as he was approaching the bushes, but there was no need to worry.|
|Julia:||This story with a bear must have made your heart skip a beat, but I am glad that it turned out to be ok.|
|Janet:||Oh, yes, me too!|
Now listen to the idioms in context and to hear the proper pronunciation.
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Fear and anxiety idioms
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He is such a talented writer. All his books keep a reader ___________ until the very end.CorrectIncorrect
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Julia can panic even when a cup breaks. She ___________ .CorrectIncorrect
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Mark woke up ___________ at night. He had a nightmare.CorrectIncorrect
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Melissa shrank back against the wall and _____________when she heard voices downstairs.CorrectIncorrect
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The whole family has been _____________ since morning. Jason was expected to bring the news about his university admission.CorrectIncorrect
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The captain ______________ . He landed the aircraft without a single shake in a heavy storm.CorrectIncorrect
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Her _________________ when Jennifer heard the wind rustling through the broken window.CorrectIncorrect
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