Splendid Expressions

DAY 4: Activity

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
I'm afraid I won't be able to come out this weekend. I'm absolutely snowed ........ with work.
A
in
B
under
C
down
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If you are 'snowed under' you have a great deal of work to do.
Question 2
If you ......... down and try to concentrate I'm sure you'll do well in your exams.
A
wrestle
B
grapple
C
knuckle
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'knuckle down' you work hard.
Question 3
The doctor's told me to ......... it easy and to avoid stressful situations.
A
take
B
play
C
make
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'take it easy' you relax and try not to do too much.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
We're completely ........ under  at the moment because we've got a couple of employees off sick.
A
rained
B
snowed
C
iced
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to be snowed under'.
Question 2
Steve doesn't seem to be able to knuckle ......... Do you think he's got problems at home?
A
away
B
off
C
down
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to knuckle down'.
Question 3
How am I supposed to take it ........  with so many things to do at work?
A
easy
B
slowly
C
gently
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to take it easy'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. When was the last time you were snowed under with work?
  2. Are you able to knuckle down to work or are you easily distracted?
  3. What do you spend your time doing when you want to take it easy?

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