Preparing for Certificate
Tests? Try these quizzes:
Do You Know Your Nouns?
Multiple choice quiz for Level 3 Grammar practice. (Brad, July 25,
Confusing Word Pairs
Fill-in-the-blank quiz on words from
Pairs Sample Sentences lesson for the English Skills 3B-C classes.
(Brad, May 17, 2003)
English 3B Grammar Practice 1
Ten question multiple choice for certificate test practice. (Brad,
December 1, 2001)
Level 2 Homonyms ;
Level 2 Verb Practice ;
Level 2 Combining Sentences
(Conjunctions) Three multiple choice quizzes for Certificate Test
Grammar Practice. (Patricia, November 25, 2001)
Homonyms: Cents/Sense/Scents Seven question cloze quiz. (Pat,
October 1, 2001)
Parts of Speech Quiz for Level 3
Certificate Test practice. (Brad, June 10, 2000)
Sentence Types 1 ;
Sentence Types 2 Two matching quizzes for
sentence types. (Patricia, April 21, 2002)
Idioms with the word "Foot"
(October 8 and 15 Classes)
get/have cold feet
My friend invited his two single friends to a
dinner. He hoped that he and she would hit it off (to like each
other). However, she got cold feet and decided not to come.
to have one foot in the grave
uncle had one foot in the grave for a few months. We did
not know exactly when he might die, but we knew it would be soon.
to have feet of clay
He never likes to tell you what is his decision.
Everyone is impatient with this fellow. He has feet of clay.
to drag your feet
This has the same kind of meaning as the above
sentence. He is always dragging his feet about important
to have one’s feet on the ground
If a man or woman have feet on the ground,
then they are solid and dependable people. There is also a sense
of that person is a good one to talk to about a problem.
to go on foot
He likes to go on foot to his job because
it is not very far way.
to put one's foot in one's mouth
When the father accidentally told the secret
about his daughter's birthday present, he really put his foot
in his mouth that day!
to put one's foot down
You must put your foot down with him! He
is asking for too much freedom. He wants to stay out too late at
night. Put your foot down!
to get off on the wrong foot
The new employee got off on the wrong foot.
The first thing she told the other workers was that her old job
was much better than this one.
to get a foot in the door
It is very difficult in Canada to get your
foot in the door. Many employers will not hire a person
without local experience.
to have a lead foot
A driver with a lead foot believes that
he will get home faster if he speeds. However, a traffic engineer
can tell you that, in a city full of cars, this is impossible.
Drive at the speed limit and you will reach home at the same time
to play footsie
The man was playing footsie with his
boss's wife under the table during the dinner. This is pretty
Notes on Head Idioms