Study the power point to get to know this week’s idioms.
Listen to a conversation between Gabriel and Tod.
Read the following dialogue to see the idioms in context:
|Tod:||Hi Gabriel! You’re back. How was your trip?|
|Gabriel:||It was great but tiring!|
|Tod:||Yeah, you look like you could barely keep your eyes open.|
|Gabriel:||It was a long flight and I am prone to jet lag.|
|Tod:||Well you should get some rest then.|
|Gabriel:||Thanks. Oh but let me tell you about the festival. It was so amazing! Musical performances, arts and crafts demonstrations, fun rides …. so many things were going on left, right and center! Oh and the food!|
|Tod:||Looks like you’re getting a second wind.|
|Gabriel:||It’s just that there are so many amazing things I want to tell you about. I’ve barely scratched the surface. Let’s get coffee and I’ll tell you all about it.|
|Tod:||Sure, I’m all ears.|
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That was a tough finals week! I could barely keep my eyes open during the professor’s short lecture after the exam. This means that the student was:CorrectIncorrect
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The emergency responders had a tough time during the evacuation. After the earthquake, destruction was left, right and center. They couldn’t keep up. This means that disaster affected:CorrectIncorrect
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After the flight, Matthew went straight to a meeting and joined a city tour. By two in the afternoon, he could barely keep his eyes open due to jet-lag. Jet lag means:CorrectIncorrect
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The runner had been in the fifth place until the last lap when she seemed to get a second wind. She burst through and won the first place. Second wind means:CorrectIncorrect
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Charles is all ears whenever it’s office gossip. He loses interest when I talk to him about work. The first sentence means:CorrectIncorrect
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After investigating several crime scenes and interviewing eyewitnesses, the detectives felt that they have barely scratched the surface. They still didn’t know who was responsible for the violent crime spree in that part of the city. The first sentence means:CorrectIncorrect
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