Splendid Expressions Week 5: Day 2 of 5

Topic: LEARNING

Complete the following colloquial expressions:

1

Monique worked really hard throughout the course and she says she found the exam a piece of ........

a)
b)
c)
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2

This is the third sales call today! I don't want you phoning again. Do you get the .........?

a)
b)
c)
Well done! To 'get the picture' means to understand the situation.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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3

The new job is a bit stressful at the moment but I'm sure I'll enjoy it once I learn the .........

a)
b)
c)
Well done! If you 'learn the ropes' you learn how to do a new job or activity.Sorry, try again.Your answer has been saved.
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Now complete the gaps with the missing words.

4

A) Augusto never worries about doing jobs around the house. He always says most house repairs are a of cake.

B) Didn't he the picture when you told him you didn't want to go out with him?

C) Don't be too hard on her. You need to give her time to the ropes before complaining about her work.

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Make them your own!

1) Is there a task or activity that some people would regard as challenging but which you find a piece of cake?
2) Is there someone you know who, despite hints or explanations, sometimes finds it difficult to get the picture?
3) Can you think of a situation you were in when you had to learn the ropes?

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