Quiz - Situational Dialogues - Idioms

Check out our Idioms. Then select the correct idiom for each situation:

  1. Your friend Terry tells you that he has heard an amazing secret. You say to Terry: __________.
    • Smells a bit fishy.
    • Hit the sack.
    • Spill the beans.
  2. You've just split up with your boyfriend. You are feeling sad. Your friend says to you: __________.
    • Cut off your nose to spite your face.
    • There are plenty more fish in the sea.
    • I'll be a monkey's uncle.
  3. Your sister is very upset because she burnt her toast. You say to your friend: __________
    • It's like watching paint dry.
    • Don't cry over spilt milk.
    • Don't be such a chicken.
  4. Your friend is upset. He's split up with his girlfriend, crashed his car and had his phone stolen. Your friend says to you: __________
    • It never rains but it pours.
    • I'll be a monkey's uncle.
    • Like turkeys voting for Christmas.
  5. Your next door neighbour is shouting at his dog. He's being very noisy. You tell your next door neighbour to: __________
    • Put a sock in it.
    • Let sleeping dogs lie.
    • Hit the sack.
  6. Your husband is very lazy. He tells you that he will fix your car and paint the ceiling tomorrow. You say to your husband: __________
    • Cry your eyes out.
    • Like watching paint dry.
    • Pigs might fly.
  7. There is a spider in the bathroom. You are too scared to have a shower. Your brother says to you: __________
    • Out of the blue.
    • Don't be such a chicken.
    • Do a runner.
  8. Tiger Woods hits a golf ball towards the 18th hole. The ball stops 1 centimetre away from the hole. The commentator says: __________
    • Blowing hot and cold.
    • Selling like hot cakes.
    • Close but no cigar.
  9. It's been a long day. You are feeling very tired. You decide to: __________
    • Hit the sack.
    • Lose your mind.
    • Spill the beans.
  10. Manchester United are winning 1-0 with 10 minutes left to play. Your friend is already celebrating. You tell your friend: __________
    • Don't rock the boat.
    • Don't count your chickens until they are hatched.
    • Wear your heart on your sleeve.


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Comment by Shkar Mohammad on April 4, 2015 at 21:04

8 out of ten

Comment by coco on April 9, 2012 at 12:11

I score 10. Wow!       

Comment by English Teacher Jamie on April 8, 2012 at 11:16

Thanks Blue and Ika! I'll add some more soon. If you have any more ideas for quizzes or lessons please let me know!

Comment by ika pescaprae on April 8, 2012 at 0:56
thank you teacher for the exercise..
hohoo...i just get score 8.
must be learn more...

Comment by Blue Peace on April 7, 2012 at 13:01

Thanks teacher, I have finished these exercises :) They are interesting.

You made these exercise in just an afternoon! It was out of blue :)

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