Speak of the Week Archive: May 2018

Week: 21st-27th May, 2018

Choose the correct phrasal verb below for the following definition:
Wait somewhere without doing anything specific A) hang around B) hang up C) hang out D) hang off
  • Answer
A) hang around

Week: 14th-20th May, 2018

Complete the following sentence:
“There’s not point speaking to him louder, he’s stone ______.” A) blind B) lame C) deaf D) ears
  • Answer
C) deaf

Week: 7th-13th May, 2018

Match expressions 1-6 to expressions with the same meaning in A-F.
1. “She gets on my nerves.” 2. “She cracks me up.” 3. “She wears me out.” 4. “She puts me down.” 5. “She gets behind me.” 6. “She shuts me up.” A. “She encourages me.” B. “She tires me.” C. “She silences me.” D. “She makes me laugh.” E. “She patronizes me.” F. “She irritates me.”
  • Answer
1=F 2=D 3=B 4=E 5=A 6=C

Week: 30th April – 6th May, 2018

Put the following mini-conversation in the correct order.
This is the first sentence: A: “All right John, how’s it going?” A: “No, to be honest, me neither.” A: “It’s the same old story as always. She just won’t listen.” A: “Could be worse I guess. It’s Anne.” B: “Frankly, I don’t know how you’ve put up with it for so long.” B: “Things still not going well with you guys?” B: “Not so bad mate. And Yourself?”
  • Answer
A: “All right John, how’s it going?” B: “Not so bad mate. And yourself?” A: “Could be worse I guess. It’s Anne.” B: “Things still not going well with you guys?” A: “It’s the same old story as always. She just won’t listen.” B: “Frankly, I don’t know how you’ve put up with it for so long.” A: “No, to be honest, me neither.”