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A) Match the idioms with their definitions.

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  3. A. Match a heading to a letter and to an answer from Daisy
  4. A. Match the questions and answers. Complete the sentences.
  5. A. The article below describes the lives of two Russian teachers of English, Anya and Olga. Read the article and find out whether they are satisfied with their jobs.


1. to run out of steam   a. to be involved in a situation or activity which is too difficult for you to understand
2. to take something with a pinch of salt b. to create something completely new and different from anything that existed before
3. to break new ground   c. to not completely believe what someone says to you because you know that they do not always tell the truth
4. to be out of your depth   d. to be involved in several different activities or have several plans all happening at the same time
5. to have several irons in the fire   e. to become so tired that you do not have enough energy to finish what you are doing, especially when you have been working hard for a long time

(b) Fill in the gaps with the idioms from (a)

1. Gail started the project with a lot of energy and enthusiasm, but at some point she just……………………….

2. She ………………….in the advanced class, so they moved her to the intermediate class.

3. Scientists …………………………….. in the field of genetic research recently.

4. He ……………………………., including academic research and part-time job.

5. It's best to ……… what this professor says …………………….. - he's always exaggerating.



Campus humor


A) Decipher a scrambled word to learn a definition from a witty college glossary.

KAGBOBO (n) - a large container in which students store candy bars, gum, combs, little slips of paper with phone numbers on them, yo-yos, sunglasses, student I.D.s, loose change, magazines, & (occasionally) books.

(b) Is it true to life? Make a list of at least 10 things you have in your bag today to check.

Speak your mind




10. The photos represent people of different professions; match pictures with the names of occupations:a construction worker, a medical professional, an executive, a salesperson, a laborer, a farmer.

Which career requires most extended education and training? Which is the most highly paid? Imagine you are in one of these professions. Describe the education you acquired and the experiences you have.



Higher Education in the USA


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