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Test d anglais A2 – A study of noun-verb collocations du 8 avril 2016

Certain nouns are accompanied by a specific verb. You can see in the extract that we
say ‘plant a bomb’. Underline the verb which goes best with the nouns below.
1 catch / get / find a cold
2 tell / say / speak a lie / the truth
3 say / put / give an example
4 make / take / do a photograph
5 have / take / eat medicine
6 sit / make / write an exam
7 give / put / show a fine
8 pay / give / put attention

Now complete these sentences:
1 When they go on holiday they always ___________________ a lot of photos.
2 He ____________________ an exam to check his progress.
3 He is very honest, he always ____________ the truth.
4 I don’t understand. Can you ____________ me an example?
5 Please ________________ attention, this is quite difficult.
6 The doctor said that I have to ______________ this medicine for my cough.
7 The policeman ______________ me a fine for speeding.
8 I always _____________ a cold when I go on a plane.

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of suffixes du 1er avril 2016
Match the suffixes to these explanations:

mad very enthusiastic about
conscious concerned about, aware of
ful having a particular quality
less without, not having
ish having the qualities or characteristics of; to denote an approximate age, time, etc.; quite
free not containing
ridden infested or afflicted with

Complete these sentences using the suffixes above and the word twelve/use/football/health/peace/disease
1 health-conscious
2 football-mad
3 disease-ridden
4 peaceful
5 twelve-ish
6 useless

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of phrasal verbs with ‘get’ du 25 mars 2016
There are lots of phrasal verbs with ‘get’.
Complete the gaps to make the phrasal verbs defined.
1 down 2 at 3 down to 4 by 5 into 6 off 7 over 8 up to

Complete these sentences with the appropriate prepositions:
1 up to 2 at 3 down 4 off 5 over 6 into 7 by 8 down to

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of horse idioms du 18 mars 2016
There are lots of expressions related to horses in English.
Match the idioms to these definitions:
6 directly from an authoritative source
4 used to tell someone to stop and consider carefully their decision or opinion about something
5 used to say certain people are better suited to some tasks than others because everyone has different skills
3 waste effort on something when there is no chance of succeeding
1 someone whose abilities are little known to others
2 support a person or thing that fails

Complete these sentences with the correct form of the phrasal verbs:
1 straight from the horse’s mouth
2 horses for courses
3 dark horse
4 backed the wrong horse
5 hold your horses
6 flogging a dead horse

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of before, after and without + gerund du 11 mars 2016
Rewrite these sentences using after, without or before + a gerund:
Suggested answers:
1 Peter left before finishing what he was saying.
2 After hitting some ice, the car spun off the road.
3 After checking his email, he turned the computer off.
4 He ran to the shops without stopping.
5 The border police asked a lot of questions before stamping his passport.
6 I left the restaurant without paying the bill.

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of expressions with go du 4 mars 2016
There are lots of expressions with go as a noun and a verb.
Match the expressions to these definitions:

all systems go used to say that everything is ready for something to begin
there you go Hooray! You did it right!
don’t even go there used to say that you do not want to think or talk about something because it is too difficult or unpleasant
a go-getter someone who has a lot of energy and confidence and wants to succeed
be the way to go be the best or most suitable decision, option, or method
give it a go try something, especially something with which one has little or no experience
be on the go be very busy
pay as you go pay for purchases immediately instead of deferring payment

Complete these sentences with the expressions above:
1 all systems go
2 been on the go
3 go-getter
4 give it a go
5 Don’t even go there
6 There you go

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of laugh idioms du 26 février 2016
There are lots of expressions in English with laugh.
Match the expressions to the correct explanations below.
6 to dismiss someone’s ideas or suggestions as ridiculous
5 used when you are angry about the thing that is making someone happy and think that something will soon happen to upset them
1 someone who does something very stupid which makes other people laugh at them
4 if someone does something bad, that person may feel satisfaction, but the victim will feel even more satisfaction if they get revenge on the offender
2 something serious that people should not make jokes about
3 to make a lot of money easily, often when someone else has been stupid

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of phrasal verbs with off du 19 février 2016
There are a number of phrasal verbs with ‘off’ in English. Complete the gaps to make the phrasal verbs defined with
1 call off
2 put off
3 set off
4 go off
5 get off
6 cool off
7 show off
8 nod off
9 wear off
10 write off
11 rip off
12 switch off

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of comparing people to animals du 12 février 2016
It is not unusual in English to liken people to animals in order to suggest they have a certain personality or behave in a certain way.
What do you mean if you call someone the following?
Match the animals above to these definitions:
a pussycat a gentle and non-threatening person
a pig a greedy, dirty or unpleasant person
a snake in the grass a deceitful person
a rat a despicable person / an informer
a shark a person who exploits or swindles others
a chicken a cowardly person
a fat cat a person high up in the business world
a hawk a person who advocates an aggressive or warlike foreign policy

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of expressions with « make » du 5 février 2016
There are a number of expressions with « make »
Complete the gaps below with these words to form the expressions defined:
hash example light meal most sure
1 meal
2 light
3 example
4 hash
5 sure
6 most

Complete these sentences using the expressions above:
1 made an example of
2 made a meal of
3 made light of
4 make sure
5 make the most of
6 made a hash of

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of idioms with proper names du 29 janvier 2016
There are a number of expressions using proper names in English.
Can you think of any? Complete the expressions defined with these names:

1 Stevens
2 Freudian
3 Larry
4 Achilles
5 Mickey
6 Pandora
7 Dick
Complete these sentences with the idioms:
1 happy as Larry
2 even Stevens
3 Mickey Mouse
4 Midas touch
5 Freudian slip
6 Pandora’s box

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of the verb + object + infinitive structure du 22 janvier 2016
Rearrange the letters to make the words defined.
1 achievement
2 painful
3 devise
4 share
5 colleague
6 figure out
7 roughly
8 witness
Complete these sentences with the correct form of the words:
1 painful
2 witnessed
3 achievement
4 colleagues
5 roughly
6 figure out
7 shared
8 devised

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of expressions with ‘take’ du 15 janvier 2016
There are other expressions with ‘take’.
Complete the gaps with advantage/stock/charge/turns/umbrage/part/place/granted to make the expressions defined.
1 part
2 granted
3 charge
4 place
5 turns
6 advantage
7 stock
8 umbrage
Complete these sentences with the above verb and noun combinations:
1 turns
2 advantage of
3 stock
4 umbrage
5 place
6 charge
7 for granted
8 part

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of expressions with ‘word’ du 8 janvier 2016
There are lots of expressions with ‘word’.
Discuss what you think these mean and then match them to the definitions below.
2 to speak briefly to someone
1 to do what one has promised
7 extremely (something)
10 to speak favourably of
4 say nothing about this, it is a secret
3 to inaccurately report what someone has said
5 to say what someone else was about to say
6 to believe what someone says without checking for oneself
8 in exactly the same or, when translated, equivalent words
9 spoken communication as a means of transmitting information

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of idioms with ‘pocket’ du 1er janvier 2016
There are lots of expressions with ‘pocket’.
Match them to the definitions below.
4 in one’s power or possession, under one’s influence
5 make money, especially by dishonest means
1 have less money than you should have
6 give money to someone or to charity
2 direct outlays of cash which may be later reimbursed
3 (British) a small weekly sum of money given to children by parents as an allowance

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of the past perfect du 25 décembre 2015
Complete these sentences using the past perfect tense and the ideas in brackets:
1 He had moved house.
2 They had not been there before.
3 I had not seen her before.
4 He had already eaten.
5 She had changed a lot.
6 he had already left.
7 and the film had begun.
8 had stolen it.

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of phrasal verbs with ‘up’ du 18 décembre 2015
There are a number of phrasal verbs with ‘up’.
Put these words in the gaps to make the phrasal verbs defined:
1 back
2 give
3 hold
4 set
5 pick
6 make
Complete these sentences with the phrasal verbs studied:
1 back
2 made
3 set
4 held / pick
5 gave
6 make
7 beef

 

Test d anglais B1- A study of verbs followed by ‘on’ du 11 décembre 2015
Number of verbs are followed by the preposition ‘on’. Complete these sentences with the appropriate verbs.
1 blamed
2 comment
3 concentrate
4 count / rely / depend
5 experiment ing
6 insisted
7 operated
8 work

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of phrasal verbs with through du 4 décembre 2015

There are a number of verb combinations with ‘through’.
Complete the gaps with the following words to make the verb combinations defined. get / fall / run / see / go
1 fall
2 get / go
3 see
4 go
5 run

Complete these sentences with the correct form of the verb combinations above:
1 fell through
2 saw through
3 get / go through
4 run through
5 went through

 

Test d anglais B2- A study of Shakespearean expressions du 27 novembre 2015
Match them to these explanations:

6 I can’t understand it at all
9 the most important point; the gist of the matter
5 not possible
10 very angry
4 to arrive back at one’s starting point
1 an easily predictable result
3 poor or inadequate consolation
2 if the end result is good, then everything is OK
8 an expression of pleasure when you get rid of something you do not like
7 a state of happiness based on false hope

Complete these sentences with the expressions:
1 a foregone conclusion
2 out of the question
3 cold comfort
4 come full circle
5 all’s well that ends well
6 it’s all Greek to me
7 up in arms
8 a fool’s paradise
9 the long and the short of it / good riddance

 

Test d anglais C1 – A study of string idioms du 20 novembre 2015
Match them to the definitions below:

6 control the spending of a family’s or an organisation’s money
2 use influence (with someone to get something done)
4 unconditionally; with no obligations or conditions
5 something that you say when someone asks you a question that you cannot answer
about how big something is or how long something will take
3 completely control someone’s behaviour
1 an extra skill or qualification

Complete these sentences with the expressions above:

1 pull some strings
2 with no strings attached
3 holds the purse strings
4 has him on a string
5 How long is a piece of string?

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of coin idioms du 13 novembre 2015

There are lots of expressions in English with the word coin.
Match them to the definitions below:

2 to earn a lot of money
3 to be very closely related although they seem different
4 to treat someone in the same bad way that they have treated you
1 a different and usually opposite idea about a situation
5 decided by choosing heads or tails on a coin and flipping it to see which side comes out on top

Rewrite these sentences using the idioms above:
Suggested answers:

1 Their business is doing very well and they’re coining in.
2 I don’t know why you are both arguing. You are basically arguing two sides of the same coin.
3 This is a risky time to buy shares. The other side of the coin is it’s a great opportunity to buy some cheap stock.
4 They decided who should do the washing-up on the toss of a coin.
5 Keith never helps me when things go wrong, so when he asked me to fix his PC, I paid him back in his own coin.

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of hand idioms du 6 novembre 2015

There are lots of expressions in English with the word hand.
Match them to the definitions below:

5 be very good at an activity (often followed by ‘at’ )
2 someone who you can trust to do an important job well
1 be sold or passed from owner to owner
6 do harm to someone who does good things for you
3 make someone do something or make someone do something sooner than they want to
8 with an attitude of respect for someone powerful; humbly
4 out of or removed from someone’s charge, possession, or responsibility
7 help

React to or rewrite these sentences using the expressions above:

1 The accountant bit the hand that feeds him.
2 It’s changed hands at least twice since he owned it.
3 Can you give me a hand moving this desk? It’s too heavy for me alone.
4 “Have you sold your car yet?” “No, I can’t wait to get it off my hands.”
5 We don’t want to force your hand, but we need you to make a decision today.
6 You can rely on Helen. She’s a safe pair of hands.
7 I’m going to ask Tom to paint my portrait. He’s a dab hand at painting.
8 Keith said he expected to be offered a raise without having to go cap in hand to his boss.

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of the auxiliary for emphasis + verb-noun collocations du 30 octobre 2015

Certain nouns are accompanied by a specific verb as in the expressions above.
1 pay 2 tell 3 give 4 take 5 take 6 sit

Complete these sentences with the expressions
1 take
2 sat
3 tells
4 give
5 pay
6 take

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of ‘railway’ expressions du 23 octobre 2015

Match the idioms to these explanations:
9 stop the progress of
6 do or say something to release one’s anger or frustration
1 very suitable and exactly what is needed
7 move along at a steady pace
8 a total disaster or failure
3 the very end
5 doing something in the incorrect/correct way
4 cause (someone) to talk about or do something different and less important
2 force someone to do something, especially quickly or unfairly

Complete these sentences with the expressions:

1 railroaded
2 sidetracked
3 train wreck
4 let off steam
5 on the right track / chugging along
6 the end of the line
7 derailed
8 just the ticket

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of « black » idioms du 16 octobre 2015

5 a list of people, countries, etc. who are considered by a particular authority or group
to be unacceptable
1 be in profit or not in debt
4 income illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes
3 in writing or in print; simply or clearly expressed
2 demand money from someone in return for not revealing discreditable information
6 block someone’s entry into a group

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of rain idioms du 9 octobre 2015

Match the idioms to these definitions:

6 spoil someone’s plans; spoil someone’s pleasure or celebrations
2 wake up to reality
3 whatever happens; no matter what the circumstances
5 when one bad thing happens, a lot of other bad things also happen
1 perfectly fine
4 decline an invitation now, with the intention to take it up later

Complete these sentences with the idioms:
1 take a rain check
2 rain on your parade
3 never rains but it pours
4 come in out of the rain
5 as right as rain
6 come rain or shine

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of phrasal verbs with turn du 2 octobre 2015

There are a number of phrasal verbs with hold in English. Complete the gaps with the correct prepositions to make the phrasal verbs defined.
1 hold on
2 hold down
3 hold onto (something)
4 hold off
5 hold up
6 hold (someone) to (something)

Complete the gaps in these sentences with the correct prepositions:
1 up
2 to
3 off
4 onto
5 down
6 on

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of phrasal verbs with turn du 25 septembre 2015

Complete the gaps with these prepositions to make the phrasal verbs defined.

1 against 2 down 3 down 4 in 5 off 6 off 7 up 8 on 9 up

Complete the gaps in these sentences with the appropriate prepositions:

1 down 2 up 3 down 4 up 5 in 6 off 7 against 8 off 9 up

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of gun idioms du 18 septembre 2015

Match the idioms to these explanations:

2 to start too soon
1 to go very well
5 to force someone to do what you want
6 under pressure
3 to remain firm in one’s convictions
4 the indisputable sign of guilt
8 to go after in earnest; set out to obtain
7 with a lot of force and energy

Complete these sentences with the idioms:
1 stuck to her guns
2 smoking gun
3 going great guns
4 putting a gun to your head
5 under the gun / jumped the gun

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of phrasal verbs with look du 11 septembre 2015

There are a number of phrasal verbs with look. Complete the gaps with the appropriate
prepositions to make the verb combinations defined.
1 look after
2 look up
3 look forward to
4 look for
5 look up to
6 look down on

Complete these sentences with the phrasal verbs:
1 for
2 after
3 forward to
4 up to
5 up
6 down on

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of agricultural idioms du 4 septembre 2015

Match the expressions to these definitions:

1 to get as much as you can from someone or something
8 to appear or occur unexpectedly
2 a psychiatric hospital
3 to receive according to what you give or do
4 to distinguish valuable people or things from worthless ones
7 for an indefinitely long time
5 to subcontract work to others
6 a new job, opportunity, etc.

React to these statements using the idioms above:

1 So, he can wait till the cows come home.
2 The project will sort the wheat from the chaff.
3 Well, you reap what you sow.
4 So, you need to farm some of the work out.
5 Budget airlines milk their passengers for everything they can get.
6 It sounds like you are off to pastures new.

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of phrasal verbs with ‘away’ du 28 août 2015

There are other phrasal verbs with away. Complete the gaps to make the phrasal verbs defined.

1 beaver 2 give 3 throw 4 strip 5 slip 6 keep

Use the phrasal verbs to respond to these prompts:

1 Slip away after lunch. No one will notice.
2 It’s good even if you strip away the extras.
3 They beavered away to get things done.
4 Yes, giving away free samples is common nowadays.
5 It’s best to keep away from Africa at the moment.
6 Labour threw away their lead.

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of colour idioms du 21 août 2015

Complete the idioms defined with the correct colours.
1 black
2 blue
3 red
4 green
5 grey
6 golden

 

Look at the following sentences which contain the above expressions. Some are correct, but

the expressions have been misused in others. Decide whether the sentence is correct and amend those which are not.

1 Sales are up and expenses are down so we’re in the black at the moment.
2 My company offered me a golden handshake when they wanted me to leave.
3 correct
4 The rules for exporting to China appear contradictory – there are so many grey areas.
5 My broker usually recommends blue chip companies to invest in as they’re safe.
6 correct

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of apple idioms du 14 août 2015

Match the idioms to these explanations:
a bad apple                                   one bad person in a group of people who are good
as American as apple pie           typically American
compare apples and oranges    examine the similarities of two things that are totally different
the Big Apple                                New York City
upset the apple cart                    cause trouble especially by ruining someone’s plans

Complete these sentences with the idioms:
1 upset the applecart
2 as American as apple pie
3 bad apples
4 the Big Apple
5 comparing apples and oranges

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of threepart phrasal verbs ending with ‘with’ du 7 août 2015

Match them to the following definitions.
3 come up with
6 get away with
1 put up with
5 keep up with
4 come down with
2 go through with

Write responses to these sentences using the phrasal verbs above:
Suggested answers:
1 You need to come up with a solution.
2 I can’t put up with him either.
3 Sounds like you’re coming down with flu.
4 So the politician went through with his promise and resigned.
5 It’s important to keep up with your competition.
6 He got away with it, then.

 

Test d anglais A2 – A study of the adjectival endings -ed / -ing du 31 juillet 2015

Complete the following sentences with these words.
(Suggested answers)
1 annoying
2 amusing
3 frightened
4 boring
5 embarrassed
6 tired
7 disgusting
8 confusing
9 interested
10 amazing

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of dog idioms du 24 juillet 2015

Match these idioms to the definitions below.
5 cruel, highly competitive
1 something that has been done very badly
4 one who is expected to lose a contest or struggle
3 stop chasing, threatening or hounding
2 very unwell
6 a situation where a small part controls the whole of something

Respond to these prompts using the expressions above:
(Suggested answers)
1 It is a dog-eat-dog world.
2 You feel as sick as a dog.
3 David made a dog’s breakfast of the report.
4 It sounds like they’ve called off the dogs.
5 The tail is wagging the dog then.
6 You’re definitely the underdog.

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of euphemisms du 17 juillet 2015

7 kill an animal
5 used
2 pregnant
4 lying
6 civilian deaths in a war
8 sack someone
3 drunk
1 unemployed

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of tree and plant idioms du 10 juillet 2015

Match theses expressions to these definitions:
3 tremble with fear or nervousness
7 a timid or shy person
2 not to get to the point when speaking
1 stop something at an early stage, before it develops or becomes worse
4 energetic; alert
5 something that continually irritates or annoys you
6 do something the wrong way; look in the wrong place
8 be unable to get a general understanding of a situation because you are too worried about
the details

Complete these sentences with the idioms above:
1 as fresh as a daisy
2 thorn in the side
3 nip / in the bud
4 beat around the bush
5 shaking like a leaf
6 barking up the wrong tree

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of threepart phrasal verbs du 3 juillet 2015

There are more phrasal verbs of this type. Try to match these to their meaning:
6 defend someone or something
8 tolerate
1 escape punishment or detection
5 admire, respect
2 have a friendly relationship with (someone)
7 finish one’s supply of (something)
4 do or behave as expected
3 become sick with (an illness)

Complete these sentences with the appropriate form of the verbs above:
1 run out of
2 get on with
3 put up with
4 get away with
5 looking forward to
6 look up to
7 living up to
8 have come down with
9 stand up for

 

Test d anglais B2 – A study of camping language du 26 juin 2015

There are other terms often used regarding camping and caravanning. Try to match the
following to the correct definitions.
5 a connection to an electricity supply
6 amenities and services
1 a space to put a tent or caravan
3 a canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
4 a paved area where vehicles can be parked
2 a building containing many showers, sinks and toilets

Now use the terms to complete this text:
Words in order: pitch, facilities, toilet block, hook-up, awning, a hardstanding

 

Test d anglais B1 – A study of so and such du 19 juin 2015

Put so or such in the gaps in the following sentences.
1 so
2 such
3 so
4 so
5 such
6 so
7 such

Rewrite the following sentences using such.

1 It was such a boring book that I didn’t finish it.
2 There was such a long queue that we decided to leave.
3 It was such a big museum that we had to go back the next day to see everything.
4 They are such big houses they cost a fortune to heat.

 

Test d anglais B1 – phrasal verbs with set in English du 12 juin 2015

Complete the gaps with the following prepositions to make the phrasal verbs defined.

1 up
2 back
3 back
4 off / out
5 off
6 aside

Complete these sentences with the phrasal verbs above:
1 out / off
2 out
3 up
4 aside
5 off
6 back
7 up
8 back

 

Test d anglais A2– A study of man idioms du 8 juin 2015

Match them to these definitions

5 be independent
3 created or caused by human beings
6 a person who always agrees with their superiors
1 be the person perfectly suited to a requirement or task
2 be sufficiently brave
4 in a direct and frank way between two people

Rewrite these statements using the expressions above:

1 Can I speak with you man to man?
2 I don’t like wearing clothes made out of man-made fibres.
3 You can’t tell Colin what to do, he’s his own man.
4 If you need your PC repaired, I’m your man. I’ve just finished an IT course.
5 He never disagrees with his boss. He’s a yes man.
6 He’s such a coward. He wasn’t man enough to admit his mistake.
Suggested answers:

 

Test d anglais B1 –  expressions with « up » du 5 juin 2015

Match these expressions to the explanations:

2 something unusual or undesirable is happening
6 having risen from bed, active
1 what is going on? what is the matter?
5 alternate good and bad fortune
4 want to do something or being considered for
3 making good progress, improving all the time

Complete these sentences with the expressions above:
1 up for
2 What’s up / something is up
3 ups and downs
4 up and about
5 up for
6 on the up and up

 

Test d anglais B1 –  expressions with « square » du 29 mai 2015

Match the expressions to these explanations:

2 return to where you started
7 something or someone that doesn’t fit
5 be old-fashioned or boring
3 look at someone directly
4 completely just and right
8 prepare to fight; prepare to argue or compete
1 a substantial, nourishing lunch or dinner
6 get someone to agree to something

Complete the following sentences with the expressions above :

1 square
2 back to square one
3 looked me square in the face
4 square meal
5 square
6 fair and square
7 squared off
8 square peg in a round hole

 

Test d anglais A2 – adjectives + prepositions du 22 mai 2015

Complete the gaps with the appropriate prepositions for the adjectives.

1 keen ON
2 responsible FOR
3 worried ABOUT
4 married TO
5 famous FOR
6 afraid OF
7 similar TO
8 bad AT

Complete these sentences with an appropriate adjective and preposition from the above list:

1 afraid of
2 responsible for
3 keen on
4 married to
5 bad at
6 famous for
7 worried about
8 similar to

 

Test d anglais B1 – expressions with ‘book’ du 15 mai 2015

Match these expressions to the explanations below:

3 contained in a list of members, employees, or clients
1 to do false accounting
4 to imitate someone in a particular way
7 to make a decision about what something is like just by looking at it
6 strictly according to the rules
2 in disfavour (or favour) with someone
5 to be able to know someone’s thoughts from his or her body language or other behaviour

Complete these sentences with the expressions above:
1 take a leaf out of my book
2 on their books
3 by the book
4 in his bad books
5 cooked the books
6 read him like a book
7 judge a book by its cover

 

Test d anglais B1– expressions related to days du 8 mai 2015

Match these expressions to the explanations below:

5 the day following Thanksgiving in the USA, regarded as the beginning of the Christmas
shopping season and when most major retailers open very early and offer promotional sales
4 require something urgently
6 experienced, knowledgeable in the ways of the world
1 available or popular now, but soon to be gone or unpopular
3 a very long time
2 unhappy that the weekend has finished and you have to go back to work

Now respond to these statements using the expressions studied:

1 Yes, Black Friday is now international.
2 It will take him a month of Sundays.
3 She needs everything yesterday.
4 He wasn’t born yesterday.
5 Here today, gone tomorrow.
6 It’s just that Monday morning feeling.

 

Test d anglais B1 –  expressions connected to music in english du 3 mai 2015

Match the expressions to these explanations:

3 change your ideas or the way you talk about them
5 accept the unpleasant consequences of one’s actions
2 boast about your talents and achievements
1 good news; information that makes someone happy
4 be sold very cheaply
8 add to something to try to improve it or make it more stylish
7 take a subordinate role
6 say the same thing over and over again

 

Test d anglais B1 –  phrasal verbs with ‘back’ du 1er mai 2015

Complete the gaps below with « cut » « bounce » « take » « look » « pay » « hold » to make the verb combinations defined.

1 cut 2 take 3 pay 4 hold 5 look 6 bounce

Complete the gaps in these sentences with the correct form of the phrasal verbs:

1 pay back 2 held back 3 looking back 4 cut back 5 bouncing back 6 take back

 

Test d anglais B1 –  Expressions with ‘time’ in English du 26 avril 2015

Match these expressions to the definitions below.

2 in due course
4 at the present time
5 occasionally
3 not up-to-date with changes
1 too progressive to be accepted at the time
6 repeatedly

Complete these sentences with an appropriate time expression:

1 time and again
2 ahead of his time
3 in time
4 all in good time
5 behind the times
6 for the time being
7 from time to time

 

Test d anglais A2 –  A study of food and cooking vocabulary du 24 avril 2015

grill : to cook with a device on a cooker that radiates heat downwards for cooking food
mince : to cut or chop into very small pieces
boil : to cook by putting in very hot (100 °C) water
cut : to divide into pieces with a knife
steam : to cook by heating in vapour from very hot water
stew : to cook slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan
chop : to cut with repeated, sharp, heavy blows of a knife
slice :  to cut food into thin, broad pieces from a larger portion
deep fry : to cook (food) in an amount of fat or oil sufficient to cover it completely
roast :  to cook by prolonged exposure to heat in an oven

 

Test d anglais B1 –  phrasal verbs with « stand » du 19 avril 2015

Complete the gaps with the following prepositions to make the phrasal verbs defined
1 stand by
2 stand out
3 stand down
4 stand in
5 stand up
6 stand up for
7 stand for

Complete the gaps in these sentences with the appropriate prepositions:
1 by
2 down
3 in
4 out
5 up
6 up to
7 up for
8 for

 

Test d anglais B2 –  health metaphors in English du 17 avril 2015

paralyse = cause to be immobile
epidemic = a widespread occurrence of a disease
headache = pain in the head, caused by dilation of cerebral arteries, muscle contraction, etc.
terminal = causing, ending in, or approaching death
injection = the act or process of introducing fluid under pressure into the body for medicinal
purposes
ailing = feeling ill or having pain

1 injection
2 headache
3 paralysed
4 terminal
5 ailing
6 epidemic

 

Test d anglais A2 –  Vocabulary du 12 avril 2015

Match these words to the definitions:

4 when shares in a company are first sold on a stock market
5 the condition or quality of being young
6 anything valuable or useful
2 approximately typical of a range of values
1 value, wealth
3 in spite of

 

Test d anglais B1 –  expressions with « Keep » in English du 10 avril 2015

1. afloat
2. track of
3. up with the Joneses
4. one’s word
5. a stiff upper lip
6. one’s eyes peeled
7. one’s fingers crossed
8. one’s nose clean

Complete these sentences with the expressions above:
1. keep my word
2. keep your eyes peeled
3. keep up with the Joneses
4. keep in touch
5. keep his nose clean
6. keep my fingers crossed
7. keeps track of
8. keep afloat

 

Test d anglais A2 –  A study of the present continuous du 7  avril 2015

Look at these situations and decide in which we usually use the present continuous tense:

1 to talk about an action which is in progress
3 to talk about future plans
4 to talk about a short-term situation
Choose the correct option in these sentences:

1 is going
2 am working
3 prepares
4 is working / works
5 plans
6 study

 

Test d anglais B2 –  informal expressions used in business English du 3 avril 2015

C save one’s bacon

F the genie is out of the bottle

B a ballpark figure

D give a heads-up

A a no-brainer

E touch base

 

Test d anglais A2 –  « will or would » du 27 mars 2015

Complete these sentences with will or would:

1. would
2. will
3. will
4. would
5. will
6. would
7. will
8. would

 

Test d anglais B1 –  expressions that start with « out of » du 20 mars 2015

Match the expressions to these definitions:

2. unsuitable to the circumstances or surroundings; inappropriate
5. no longer useful or acceptable; not modern or current
1. not in one’s usual health or state of mind
3. not controlled; without any more thought
6. not informed or not having the same ideas as most people about something
4. not working, broken

Complete these sentences with the expressions:

1. out of order
2. out of sorts
3. out of hand
4. out of place
5. out of touch
6. out of date

 

Test d anglais B2 –  ‘drink’ expressions in English du 13 mars 2015

Match the expression to the right explanation:

7. a small amount of money allowed or earned
1. pay attention to what is happening
4. to treat someone to an expensive meal, to entertain someone in a lavish manner
8. a thing that is considered unimportant
5. great anger or excitement about something unimportant
2. to complain about something that has already happened
3. not for anything
6. a man’s protruding stomach

Complete the following statements using the expressions.

1. all the tea in China
2. stop crying over spilt milk
3. beer money
4. wined and dined
5. wake up and smell the coffee
6. beer belly
7. a storm in a teacup

 

Test d anglais B1 – use of prefixes du 6 mars 2015

extra : outside beyond
post : after in time or order
mis : wrongly; badly
anti : opposed to; against
semi : partly
super : having greater capacity, strength, etc. than others of its kind

Complete the following sentences with a prefix in combination :
1. anti-aircraft
2. extracurricular
3. semi-conscious
4. postdated
5. misspelled
6. superfoods

 

Test d anglais B2 – expressions in English with ‘stone’ du 27 février 2015

Match:

3. make every possible effort
6. a means of advancement
1. you should not criticize other people for having the same faults that you yourself have
5. do something very difficult
4. achieve two things simultaneously
2. a person who does not settle down is not attached to anything or anyone

Suggested answers:

1. You are going to kill two birds with one stone.
2. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
3. It’s like trying to get blood out of a stone.
4. London was a stepping stone for him.
5. The company will leave no stone unturned to find the culprit.
6. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

 

Test d anglais A2 – clothing idioms du 20 février 2015

1 hat
2 cuff
3 shirt
4 hat
5 shoes
6 hat

 

Test d anglais B2 – »pony » or « horse » idioms du 19 février 2015

Match the idioms to these definitions:

1. an often elaborate public relations or sales presentation; a speech or other presentation that is often made
2. someone whose abilities are not known to other people
4. pay one’s debts
6. directly from an authoritative source
5. it is important to choose suitable people for specific activities as everybody has different abilities
3. support a person or thing that is not successful

Complete the following statements using the idioms above:

1. backed the wrong horse
2. dark horse
3. pony up
4. dog and pony show
5. straight from the horse’s mouth
6. horses for courses

 

Test d anglais A2 – expressing figures du  13 février 2015

Test d anglais Réponse

 

Test d anglais A2 – get + adjectives du 6 février 2015

Suggested answers:

1 get fat
2 get drunk
3 getting worried
4 get fit
5 am getting tired
6 got frustrated
7 got angry
8 getting old

 

Test d anglais B2 – synonym du 1er février 2015

Match the words to the correct definition/synonym.
4. initial, first
2. impending, imminent
3. centrepiece
6. rage, great anger
1. meeting
3. central or most important feature
5. disappearing

Now use the words from above to complete these sentences:
1. inaugural
2. vanishing
3. gathering
4. fury
5. centrepiece
6. looming

 

Test d anglais B1 – phrasal verbs with ‘set ’ du 30 janvier 2015

1 set up

2 set (someone) back

3 set back

4 set up

5 set aside

6 set out

 

Test d anglais A2 – phrasal verbs with ‘on ’ du 23 janvier 2015

1 carry on
2 get on
3 bank on
4 take on
5 sleep on
6 look on

Practice
1 carry on
2 sleep on
3 take on
4 look on
5 bank on
6 looked on
7 get on

 

Test d anglais B1 – phrasal verbs with ‘off ’ du 17 janvier 2015

Complete the gaps to make the phrasal verbs defined. If you need help the verbs are at the
bottom of the page.
1. put
2. take
3. set
4. rip
5. show
6. tell
Use the phrasal verbs above to complete these sentences:
1. told
2. put
3. take
4. set
5. showing
6. ripped

MAJ Mars 2015:  l’anglais est éligible au CPF voir http://www.adomlingua.fr/compte-personnel-formation-cpf-anglais

A propos de l'auteur

Olivier Haquet
Olivier est le dirigeant et fondateur d'ADomLingua, société spécialisée dans le domaine des langues. Groupe fondé il y a 10 ans avec une orientation résolument qualitative et une offre en formation linguistique de plus en plus variée. Avant tout entrepreneur et de culture internationale, Olivier a, après un début de carrière aux USA , eté associé à différents projets et startups.

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