Splendid Expressions

DAY 5: Activity

Step 1:  Notice

Question 1
I've been working my fingers to the ........ all day long. Someone else can make dinner tonight!
A
flesh
B
bone
C
muscle
Question 1 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'work your fingers to the bone' you work very hard for a long period.
Question 2
Your dad's got his ......... full at the moment trying to fix the car. Ask him later.
A
thoughts
B
mind
C
hands
Question 2 Explanation: 
Well done! If you 'have your hands full' you are very busy and not able to do anything else.
Question 3
If you're at a ........ end why don't you help me with the gardening?
A
lost
B
loose
C
free
Question 3 Explanation: 
Well done! To be 'at a loose end' means to have nothing to do.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 2: Remember

Question 1
He's always telling everyone how he works his ......... to the bone and yet every time I see him he's chatting with colleagues.
A
fingers
B
thumbs
C
hands
Question 1 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to work one's fingers to the bone'.
Question 2
Can I call you back later? I've got my hands ........ at the moment entertaining the kids.
A
occupied
B
busy
C
full
Question 2 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to have one's hands full'.
Question 3
We were at a loose ........ and it was a lovely day so we all went down to the coast for the day.
A
path
B
way
C
end
Question 3 Explanation: 
You remembered. Well done! The phrase is 'to be at a loose end'.
There are 3 questions to complete.

 

Step 3: Personalise

  1. What were you doing the last time you had to work your fingers to the bone?
  2. Is there someone you know who often has their hands full doing things?
  3. What do you tend to do when you’re at a loose end?

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