Splendid Expressions

DAY 5: Character Traits

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
Simon stands out as a bit of a ........ diamond but you couldn't meet a more reliable colleague?
A
rough
B
coarse
C
sharp
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If someone is a 'rough diamond' they are of good character but initially at least appear impolite or uneducated.
Question 2
My father's a tough ........ and won't be worried about taking on a long, cross-country walk.
A
nugget
B
biscuit
C
cookie
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! A 'tough cookie' is a determined person who often succeeds in difficult situations.
Question 3
Geoff is a bit high-........ and isn't very popular in the office.
A
handed
B
headed
C
minded
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! A person who is 'high-handed' is arrogant.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
Carl's a rough ........ and despite his good character could end up offending the customers.
A
ruby
B
gem
C
diamond
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'a rough diamond'.
Question 2
We needed a real ........ cookie for the project, somebody who wouldn't crack under pressure.
A
tough
B
rough
C
hard
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'a tough cookie'.
Question 3
I don't know what she's got to be so ........-handed about.
A
tall
B
high
C
straight
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to be high-handed.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. Would you employ a rough diamond or are outward appearances more important to you?
  2. What kind of qualities does a tough cookie bring to a situation?
  3. Do you know someone who’s rather high-handed?

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