Splendid Expressions Week 8: Day 5 of 5

Topic: CHARACTER TRAITS

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

The boss comes across as a bit distant and is difficult to talk to but his heart is in the right .........

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b)
c)
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2

Don't worry about Ken. I know he shouts and orders people around but his ........ is worse than his bite.

a)
b)
c)
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3

I love working with Miriam. She's always cheerful and a real ........ of sunshine.

a)
b)
c)
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) I know Dad's always moaning about you staying out late but his heart is in the place.

B) I know he sounds angry but his bark is worse than his .

C) You're not exactly a ray of this morning. Did you have a bad night's sleep.

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Make them your own!

1) Who would you describe as having their heart in the right place despite outward appearances?
2) Do you know someone whose bark is worse than their bite?
3) Would people describe you as a ray of sunshine to have around?

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