Free Online English Lessons Body Idioms 1

Vocabulary, Level B1+

In English we have all kinds of idioms using fingers, hands, bones, toes and we use these all the time. This exercise is all about idioms connected to the foot. See how many you know, and write some of the new ones down in your vocabulary book and try to use them this week.

Exercise 1

Match the expressions with their meanings.

1. to start a relationship badly 
2. to be slow about doing something 
3. to make someone concentrate on what they are doing so they are ready to deal with the situation whatever happens 
4. to follow someone/something closely 
5. to change your mind and no longer want to do something 
6. to want to travel all the time and not be able to stay in one place 
7. to try something to see if it will be successful or if you will like it 
8. to accept the rules and obey people in authority 
9. to be determined not to do something you don't really want to do 
10. to be very lucky 
Exercise 2

Complete the sentences by using one of the expressions from above. Don't forget to put the verb in the right tense!

1. I wish Stella would settle down and get a proper job. She has always .  
2. I really don't like Peter. I'm afraid that we and we have never really liked each other.  
3. Paul is so lucky. Fancy inheriting a house worth £1 million. He's really this time.  
4. Stop . I know you don't want to do your homework but it has to be done.  
5. I'm not sure I want to live in Kabul now. I think I've .  
6. The new boss really . We never know what he is going to ask us to do next.  
7. You don't have to make up your mind immediately. Why don't you just and see how you feel after a week or so?  
8. When you join the army you are expected . The officers will not accept any disobedience.  
9. He has really now. I don't think you will be able to persuade him to change his mind.  
10. The police said that they the robbers but I have my doubts.  

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