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Idol, idle and idyll | Words confused

These words often cause confusion. Idle means ‘not active’. An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. When the factory closed many employees were left idle. Just because you are old doesn’t mean you have...

English vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. 1. At that ………………, he decided to proceed with his original plans. (juncture / junction) 2. We ……………. the old TV set and bought a new...

Vocabulary exercise for class 10

Complete the following sentences. 1. He now occupies a …………….. position. (lucrative / ludicrous) 2. When accused of lying, she blushed in ………………… (humility / humiliation) 3. He thanked them for their help with...

Idioms – G

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with G. Blow the gaff To blow the gaff is to reveal a secret or plot. Play to the gallery To play to...

Idioms – F

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions formed around words beginning with F. Pull a fast one To pull a fast one is to try to gain an unfair advantage. Live off the fat...

Sentence completion

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. 1. I haven’t got ……………… money as I thought. a) as much b) as c) as many 2. I gave him ………………… as he...

Idioms – B

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions built around words beginning with letter B. Be left holding the baby When you are left holding the baby you are given a responsibility that you do...

Idioms – A

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions built around words beginning with A. Take someone aback To take someone aback is to shock or surprise them. He looked taken aback. Abandon yourself to To...