Idioms Quiz #1

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Directions: Choose the correct idiom to complete each sentence.

1. If you don’t know a lot of English, sometimes it’s hard to _______ a conversation at work.

a. get back b. break up c. join in d. go with

2. Martha was so happy about her new shoes, she tried them on ______ she got home.

a. early on
b. before then
c. after all
d. as soon as

3. Geraldo thinks it’s hard to _________ his boss because she doesn’t seem to like him.

a. look for b. deal with c. do in d. jump on

4. We have some old rotten food in the refrigerator that we must ________.

a. get rid of
b. get through
c. end up
d. eat up

5. I was so angry, it felt _________ my head was going to explode.

a. in a way b. as if c. up to d. of course

6. Who _____ all the cereal and then put the empty box back into the cabinet?

a. ate up
b. got through
c. looked for
d. went for

7. She’s not ______ sports. Instead she likes art and dance.

a. against b. in a way c. after all d. into

8. The protestors were ___________ the meeting when they refused to be quiet.

a. kicked into b. kicked up c. kicked out of d. kicked back to

9. On the weekends, Jane and Raphael like to ______ the city and go to the country.

a. get into b. get out of c. get back to d. go into

10. Why can’t you _______ this problem? It’s really not that difficult.

a. figure out b. get into c. go over d. hold on to

Answers: 1. c; 2. d; 3. b; 4. a; 5. b; 6. a; 7. d; 8. c; 9. b; 10. a